Local Newspaper report of the funeral of Clara Sharp (nee Hogbin), who died 8th March 1910
The funeral of the late Mrs Sharp, wife of Captain W. Sharp, 13 York Street Almshouses, took place on Monday at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Captain Sharp is an old Dover Captain, and previous to his coming to Dover, was Captain at Whitstable. He has been on the water for more than 60 years, and first served under the late Mr Mowll senior, and for 21 years was Captain for Messrs J.W. Bussey and Co. Latterly he served Messrs Pearson as skipper of the “Sappho” during the construction of the National Harbour, and retired about three years ago from active work.
Captain Sharp is a member of the “Peace and Harmony” Lodge (199) of Masons.
He has a family of ten children, all of whom were present at the funeral. One of the sons is Captain of the “Lady Curzon”, another is Captain of the “Friendship” at Folkestone, two are in the Navy, and one is Mate of the tug “Lady Curzon”. Captain Sharp’s wife was a daughter of the late Mr Stephen Hogbin, baker, Commercial Quay, and the only one of the family now living is Mr Hogbin Sen. Fishmonger, who lives with his son Mr Geo. Hogbin at Woolcomber Street, and is 84 years of age.
The Mourners were:
Capt. William Sharp (Husband)
Capt. Thomas Sharp and Mrs Sharp (Son and Daughter-in-law)
Capt. William Sharp and Mrs Sharp (Son and Daughter-in-law)
Mr and Mrs A. Sharp (Son and Daughter-in-law)
Mr Stephen R Sharp CPO and Mrs Sharp (Son and Daughter-in-law)
Mr Fred Sharp (Son)
Mr and Mrs H. Carey (Daughter and Son-in-law)
Mr and Mrs C. Tyrell (Daughter and Son-in-law)
Mr and Mrs L. Lillo (Daughter and Son-in-law)
Mr and Mrs J. Hover (Daughter and Son-in-law)
Mr and Mrs Betts of Deal (Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law)
Mr W. Hogbin (Nephew)
Mr A. Fulligar (Nephew)
There are 45 grandchildren, and there were 30 present at the funeral.
Wreaths were sent from the following:
In affectionate remembrance from her Husband
From her sorrowing son and daughter Tom and Carrie
In loving sympathy from Bill and Charlotte
With deepest sympathy Albert and Alice
To our loving mother from Steve and Mary
To our darling mother from Rose, Edith, Emma, Ethel and Georgie
To dear granny from Tom and Mabel
To dear grandma from Rose and Bert
To dear grandma from Will and Ethel
To dear grandma from Albert, Alice and Emma
In loving remembrance from George, Mabel and George
In deepest sympathy from Emma and Florrie
Loving sympathy from William, Emma and Gertie Hogbin
In sympathy from Mr and Mrs Fulligar
To my dear sister from Mr and Mrs Betts
With deepest sympathy from W and E Goodyear
In loving remembrance from an old neighbour, Mr H. Gillman
Captain Sharp wishes to thank his many friends for their expression of sympathy with him in his bereavement; also those who sent floral tributes.
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