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Dr. Charles E. Sharp

Dr. Charles E. Sharp
b.1891 - d.1964

"Doc" Sharp, as he was known, was born in Leesburg, NJ, on December 18, 1891, the son of Zedoc Sharp. After graduating Millville High School, he attended Jefferson Medical College, receiving a medical degree in 1914.

After a one-year internship at Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ, Doc Sharp started a practice from his home on the southwest corner of Main and High Sts in Port Norris. He was once the president of the Bridgeton Hospital as well as a member of the Cumberland Medical Socitey, the NJ Medical Society, and the American Medical Society.

A well known and respected doctor, Doc Sharp was also a businessman. He operated an oyster company, was president of the Del Bay Shipbuilding Company, the Industrial Acceptance Corporation, was vice-president of Raymer Pharmaceutical Company of Philadelphia. He was one of the organizers and first president of the Chamber of Commerce at Port Norris.

He belonged to Neptune Lodge #75, Free and Accepted Masons, Richmond Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons at Millville, Mt. Olivet Commandery #10, the Knights Templar, Excelsior Consistory of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite at Camden, the Crescent Temple Shrine, and the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine in Trenton.

Sharp was married twice: first to Mary Peterson of Port Norris on February 14, 1917. She died on October 7, 1918. On February 10, 1928, he married Eva Robbins, also of Port Norris, with whom he had two daughters, Evalena and Josephina.

On November 22, 2009, Doc Sharp was recognized as a Legend of Port Norris.

Sources: "Prominent Families of New Jersey, Vol.I" (1945) by William Starr Myers, p.987. "South Jersey Marriages" Compiled by H. Stanley Craig.


Dr. Charles E. Sharp

Dr. Charles E. Sharp