Francis Alfaretta Sharp

18 Aug 1851 - 16 May 1912

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Francis Alfaretta Sharp

18 Aug 1851 - 16 May 1912
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Grave site information of Francis Alfaretta Sharp (18 Aug 1851 - 16 May 1912) at Parker Cemetery in Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States from BillionGraves

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Francis Alfaretta Sharp


Parker Cemetery

401-417 North Center Street
Parker, Fremont, Idaho
United States


October 27, 2011


October 26, 2011

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Frances Alveretta (Alfaretta) Oviatt's Wagon Train Birth Story

Contributor: MollyM Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Frances Alveretta (Alfaretta) Oviatt was born August 18, 1851 with a half day ride to Fort Larmie Wyoming. Frances hadn't been expected until journey's end at Salt Lake. However, Francis's mother, Mary Jane Whitlock jumped out of their wagon and threw her apron up in the faces of stampeding oxen, which had been frightened by the Indians, to save an elderly lady by name of Grandma Albridge from a certain fall. This act of bravery caused her to begin labor early. Mary Jane's husband John Franklin Oviatt made camp and while he was making tea over the campfire for his wife, a large number of hostile Indians approached. They watched him hand the tea to his wife and one of the Indians asked, "Squaw sick?" Then John answered, "Yes, Squaw heap sick, maybe so die, got Smallpox!" This was quick thinking on John's part since the Indians had been dying of smallpox. The Indians then left quickly, leaving John and his wife, Mary Jane and new baby daughter, Frances Averetta, unmolested. John and family a day at Fort Larmie and then they continued their journey on to Salt Lake where they joined the rest of their family. John and Mary Jane made their home in Farmington, Utah. Francis Alveretta lived there with her parents until she married James Robertson Sharp Jr. Then she and her husband moved to Salt Lake. One the 3rd of May 1877, her first child, a son, James Ray Sharp Jr. was born. This child was blessed by Brigham Young. Then they moved to Preston, Idaho where their second child, a girl, Mary Jane was born October 2, 1879. When Mary Jane was 8 months old, they moved to Goose Creek, Idaho. At Goose Creek another daughter was born but only lived to be named and blessed (possibly stillborn). Seven year after they moved to Goose Creek, Idaho was made a State and Goose Creek was know as Oakley, Idaho. Francis lived in Oakley until she passed away on May 16, 1912. Her husband passed away in Blackfoot, Idaho in 1901. Written by Zera Diane Griffith Ekins Rees (Frances Alveretta's Great Granddaughter)

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Francis Alfaretta Sharp was born on 18 Aug 1851
Francis Alfaretta Sharp was 9 years old when Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Francis Alfaretta Sharp was 23 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
Francis Alfaretta Sharp was 36 years old when Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory, but he lived for several years in his father's hometown in Toronto Township, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory.
Francis Alfaretta Sharp was 40 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Francis Alfaretta Sharp was 54 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Francis Alfaretta Sharp died on 16 May 1912 at the age of 60
Grave record for Francis Alfaretta Sharp (18 Aug 1851 - 16 May 1912), BillionGraves Record 338116 Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States