Samuel Simpson Sharpe

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Samuel Simpson Sharpe DSO (March 13, 1873 – May 25, 1918) was a lawyer and political figure in Ontario, Canada. He represented Ontario North in the Canadian House of Commons from 1909 to 1917 as a Conservative and from 1917 to 1918 as a Unionist Party member.[1]

He was born in Zephyr, Ontario, the son of George Sharpe, a native of England, and Mary Ann Simpson, a native of Ireland.[2] Sharpe was educated in Uxbridge, at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall.[3] In 1903, he married Mabel E. Crosby, a granddaughter of Joseph Gould.[2] Sharpe practised law in Uxbridge and was town solicitor for 10 years.

Sharpe commanded a battalion which served overseas in France during World War I. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in the 1918 New Year Honours for his service during the war.[2]

Sharpe died in office in Montreal at the age of 45.[3]

His brother William Henry Sharpe served in the House of Commons and Senate.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Samuel Simpson Sharpe – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b c Charlesworth, Hector W (1919). A cyclopædia of Canadian biography : brief biographies of persons distinguished ... pp. 100–1. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  3. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.