Sylvia Leonora Sharp

(1886 - 1970)

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Sylvia Leonora Sharp
1886 - 1970
Born
1886
Death
1970
Esse, Australia
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Esse, Australia
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Sylvia Leonora Sharp was born in 1886. She was born to Carter Arthur Sharp and Alice Jane Yandell Sharp. She died in 1970 in Esse, Australia at 84 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Sylvia Leonora Sharp passed away in 1970 in Esse, Australia at age 84. She was born in 1886. She was born to Carter Arthur Sharp and Alice Jane Yandell Sharp.

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In 1886, in the year that Sylvia Leonora Sharp was born, on June 13th, the "Great Vancouver Fire" destroyed most of Vancouver, British Columbia. A small brush fire got out of control and spread to the rest of the city. Dozens of people died and it was only after the fire that money was raised for a fire hall. The local Squamish tribe rescued people who had jumped into bodies of water to escape the conflagration.

In 1890, she was just 4 years old when on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1901, at the age of only 15 years old, Sylvia was alive when Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1919, when she was 33 years old, the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1970, in the year of Sylvia Leonora Sharp's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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