Biography of William H. Sharp

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WILLIAM H. SHARP was born at Milroy, Rush Co., Ind., December 11, 1853, and educated at a Quaker academy, at Mount Pleasant, Ohio. He began his business career at the age of twenty one years, at Cambridge, Ind., where for five years he was engaged in dealing in sewing machines, agricultural implements, etc. Early in 1862 he moved to Indianapolis and represented the Florence Sewing Machine Company as State agent. In 1863 he came to Chicago, locating there in August. Mr. Sharp continued for thirteen years general Northwestern agent of the Florence Sewing Machine Company. In October, 1876, he embarked in the manufacture of patent medicine in the firm of L. L. Gifford & Co., continuing in that until November, 1882, when he became interested in the cattle business in the West, to which he now devotes his entire time. Maywood has been his residence since March, 1874, his house being one of the finest there.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.