Biography of Floyd E. Sharp
North Central Ohio Biographies

Floyd E. Sharp. One of the progressive business men of Lorain County, is found in Floyd E. Sharp, who is manager of the Kipton Elevator Company, of Kipton. He was born in Sylvania Township, Lucas County, Ohio, May 1, 1877, the son of Henry and Ella (Metcalf) Sharp.

Henry Sharp was born in Syracuse, N. Y., in 1850, and spent practically his entire life in Lucas County, Ohio, his parents having removed there when he was three years of age. He was a farmer and the owner of 120 acres of well improved land. Mr. Sharp died in 1925 and his wife, also a native of New York, died in 1913. They are buried at Berkey, Ohio. He was a Republican and held membership in the Christian Church. The following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Sharp: Floyd E., the subject of this sketch; Roy, deceased; Mabel, deceased; Clyde, lives at Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Cleon, deceased: and two others who died in infancy.

The boyhood of Floyd E. Sharp was spent in Lucas County, where he attended the district schools. He is a graduate of Fayette Normal School, and in 1900 completed a course of study at Fayette Business College. From 1900 until 1911 Mr. Sharp engaged in general farming and stock raising in Sylvania Township, and during the latter year purchased a well improved farm of 151 acres in Camden Township, Lorain County, where he remained until 1918. He has since been a resident of Kipton, and in 1919 accepted his present position as manager of the Kipton Elevator Company. Mr. Sharp is still the owner of 390 acres of land in Camden Township, some of which extends into Lucas County, Ohio.

In 1901 Mr. Sharp married Miss Louise Bartholomew, the daughter of Jay and Emily Bartholomew, natives of New York, both of whom are now deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Sharp were born three children: 1. Darwin, lives at Lorain. He married Miss Dorothy Raab, and they have a son, Darwin, Jr. 2. Jay, lives at Kipton. He married Miss Stella Krieg, and they have a son, Cleon. 3. Madge, married Earl Smith, lives at Cleveland.

Mr. Sharp has been a member of the Kipton School Board for one term and has served as clerk of the Camden Township School Board for 12 years. He is master of the Kipton Grange, former director of the Lorain County Farm Bureau, and belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is a Republican and holds membership in the Community Church

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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