Sharp, John

Obituary – John Sharp
East Liverpool Tribune

Hurried to Hospital When Condition Became Known.
Was Friend of Horses and Skilled in Caring for Them.

John Sharp, 52, familiarly known as “Jack” in this city, died at the City Hospital Thursday evening after a short illness of pneumonia. Mr. Sharp, who has a room over the Neininger grocery on Mulberry street, had gone to his room on Wednesday evening in apparently good health. However, when he did not appear Thursday morning an investigation was made and he was found very ill with pneumonia. A doctor was summoned and as he got worse during the day he was removed to the City hospital.

Mr. Sharp had been employed in and about this city for the past 30 years. He was an expert carriage washer and harness cleaner, and was known as one of the best horsemen in this locality. He has been afflicted with rheumatism lately. He had earned a livelihood by attending to several horses in the East End. His thoughts were always for the horses, and he has been known to go without meals himself in order that a horse could eat.

So far as is known Mr. Sharp is survived by only one sister, Miss Emma, who formerly resided with him at Painted Post, N. Y. When he came west in this city his sister was adopted by a banker in Enfield, Conn. She is as is known, his only surviving relative.

Arrangements are being made by the friends of Mr. Sharp for the holding of funeral services for him. No definite arrangements have been made, but they will probably be held from the Sturgis morgue some day early in the week. They will be conducted by Rev. W. A. Smith, of the Pennsylvania Avenue M. E. Church, who has known and been a friend of Mr. Sharp for some time.