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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - Charles Bruce and Bertie Sharp, Forsyth, Taney Co., Mo.

The Snapp Cemetery near Forsyth, Missouri is the final resting place for Charles Bruce and Bertie Sharp. A photograph of their gravestone follows:
Photo by WRVHS (White River Valley Historical Society), 2007,
used with permission.

The inscription reads:

SHARP


CHARLES BRUCE
1854 — 1935
———
BERTIE.HIS WIFE
1873 — 1964

Commentary:

This photograph accompanies the Find A Grave memorials for Charles Bruce Sharp[1] and Bertie Sharp[2]. The Snapp Cemetery is located "just south of Forsyth, across Bull Shoals Bridge off Hwy 76." The memorials describe the plot as "Row 1 from East, N. of dividing road."
The death certificate for Charles Bruce Sharp[3] states that his burial was to take place 19 November 1935 in Forsyth but a cemetery was not named. Given that no other "Charles Bruce Sharp" is found in nearby cemeteries and that the lifespan dates are identical (1854-1935) for both sources, it is concluded that the death certificate and grave marker refer to the same person.
Bertie Sharp's death certificate[4] explicitly states that she was to be buried at Snapp Cemetery on 9 February 1964.


1. Find A Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com : accessed 25 August 2015), memorial page for Charles Bruce Sharp (1854-1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16,917,987, citing Snapp Cemetery, Forsyth, Taney County, Missouri; accompanying photograph by WRVHS of the face of the gravestone taken 13 October 2007.
2. Find A Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com : accessed 25 August 2015), memorial page for Bertie Sharp (1873-1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16,917,989, citing Snapp Cemetery, Forsyth, Taney County, Missouri; accompanying photograph by WRVHS of the face of the gravestone taken 13 October 2007.
3. "Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1964,"
database with images, Missouri Digital Heritage (http://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/deathcertificates/ : accessed 2 August 2015); certificate image, Charles Sharp, 18 November 1935, no. 38333; citing "Missouri State Board of Health," Jefferson City. [See blog post: Sympathy Saturday - Passing of Charles Bruce Sharp, 1935, Taney Co., Mo..]
4. "Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1964,"
database with images, Missouri Digital Heritage (http://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/deathcertificates/ : accessed 6 September 2015); certificate image, Bertie Sharp, 7 February 1964, no. 9252; citing "Missouri Division of Health, Department of Public Health and Welfare," Jefferson City. [See blog post: Sympathy Saturday - Passing of Bertie Sharp, 1964, Forsyth, Taney Co., Mo..]