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Ruth Etta Sharp 2

  • Born: 7 Apr 1846, Westport, Decatur County, Indiana
  • Marriage: Jacob Baker Falconbury on 25 Jan 1867 in Decatur County, Indiana 1
  • Died: 26 Feb 1921, Zurich, Rooks County, Kansas at age 74 3
  • Buried: 28 Feb 1921, Ellis, Ellis County, Kansas (Mount Hope Cemetery) 4

bullet   Another name for Ruth was Sharpe.



In the Indiana marriage license documentation, Ruth's last name is spelled "Sharpe." In all other documentation, it is spelled "Sharp."


Ruth married Jacob Baker Falconbury, son of Joseph Falconbury and Margaret Holmes, on 25 Jan 1867 in Decatur County, Indiana.1 (Jacob Baker Falconbury was born on 1 Jul 1844 in Decatur County, Indiana,2 died on 7 Sep 1912 in Hays, Kansas 5 and was buried in Ellis, Ellis County, Kansas (Mount Hope Cemetery).)



1 Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original Data: Works Progress Administration. Indiana, 1938-1940), Marriage Records 1852-1878 [Books H thru K] Decatur County, Indiana. compiled by Ruth M. Slevin Part I - Grooms Part II Book J page 107. [source found and donated by Denis Vine].

2 Information provided by Denis Vine, Falconbury Family Bible, Births.

3 Obituary,Plainville Times 1888-1976, Obituary, Plainville Times, March 3, 1921.

Following is the text of Ruth's obituary:

Grandma Falconberry who has lived the past eight years with her daughter, Mrs. Albert Martin, passed away Saturday morning, February 26, 1921, at 7:10 o'clock.
  The funeral was held Monday morning, February 28. A short service was held at the house conducted by Rev. Kiemel. The body was then taken to Ellis. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church, conducted by the pastor there, after which the body was placed to rest in the Ellis cemetery beside that of her husband, who preceded her about eight years ago. Her maiden name was Ruth Sharp. She was born in Westport, Indiana, April 7, 1846.
  She came to Kansas in pioneer days. At the time of her death she was 74 years, 10 months and 19 days old. She was married to J. B. Falconberry in 1867. To this union were born seven children, two having preceeded her to the great beyond in infancy. The children living are: Leonard Falconberry of Idaho; Wilbert of Zurich; Mrs. M. L. Hinkle of Ellis; Mrs. Bert Wickham of Zurich; and Mrs. Albert Martin of Zurich.
  Mrs. Falconberry had been an invalid for the past four years and suffered a great deal from muscular rheumatism. When 19 years of age she was converted and joined the Baptist church. Twenty eight years later she united with the Free Methodist church of Plainville, Kansas. She continued a consistent member of this church until death.
  Her dying testimony was "I am prepared to go."


4 Ibid, Obituary, Plainville Times, March 3, 1921.

5 Information provided by Denis Vine, Falconbury Family Bible, Deaths.

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