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Henry Douglas Sharp (1865 - 1914)

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Henry Douglas Sharp
1865 - 1914
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1865
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1914
Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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Henry Douglas Sharp was born in 1865. He is the child of Sharp Josh Wilson Sharp and Annie Gibbs Sharp. He died in 1914 in Geelong, Australia at 49 years of age.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Henry Douglas Sharp passed away in 1914 in Geelong, Australia at age 49. He was born in 1865. He is the child of Sharp Josh Wilson Sharp and Annie Gibbs Sharp.
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In 1865, in the year that Henry Douglas Sharp was born, on April 9th, Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee surrendered to the Union Army at Appomattox Court House. Lee's surrender led to a series of surrenders in the Confederacy and in 1866 President Johnson issued a "Proclamation—Declaring that Peace, Order, Tranquility, and Civil Authority Now Exists in and Throughout the Whole of the United States of America".

In 1872, at the age of merely 7 years old, Henry was alive when on March 1st, Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the U.S. and perhaps the world's first national park. Established by Congress and signed into law by President Grant, Yellowstone is one of the most spectacular areas in the U.S., filled with natural wonders and wildlife.

In 1880, by the time he was merely 15 years old, on August 26th, P. T. Barnum and James A. Bailey signed a contract in Bridgeport, CT, creating the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Twenty-seven years later, the Barnum and Bailey would merge with another circus, Ringling Brothers.

In 1898, he was 33 years old when magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1914, in the year of Henry Douglas Sharp's passing, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

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