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Charles Hambleton SHARP Swain; b. 1861 Boston, Lincolnshire; son of John William SHARP (merchant tailor) & Sarah Ann SWAIN; 1881 Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, apprentice auctioneer; 1881 emigrated to USA; 1900 town of Victor, Teller County, Colorado, civil engineer; 1906 family emigrated from USA to Punta Arenas; mining engineer at Cutter Cove; engaged in gold-dredging, Porvenir, Tierra del Fuego; employed by Menéndez

m. c1896 USA?

Florence May CALL Brown; b. 1873 Ohio, USA; dtr. of Justin Bond CALL (railroad brakeman) & Emma L. BROWN

Children: (five)
1. Charles Van Tassel.; b. 1897, Victor, Colorado, USA; 1918 clerk in US Consulate, Punta Arenas
2. Ernest; b. USA; m. Raquel CORONA Flores; 6 children
3. Mildred; b. 1908 Porvenir; active at Anglican church and school, Punta Arenas; schoolmistress ("Miss Sharp"); 1937/38 opened own school; continued teaching until her death in 1993; unmarried

(1) "Album Familiar de Magallanes 2010", La Prensa Austral, Punta Arenas, 2010
(2) "Streams in the Wasteland", Elizabeth Dooley
(3) England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes
(4) 1881 UK Census
(5) 1900 US Census
Last update: 12-VI-2011