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Mary Elizabeth Evans Sharpe

Mary Elizabeth Evans Sharpe, American volunteer.


  • Sharpe, Mary Elizabeth Evans was born on October 23, 1884 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Daughter of William Edward George and Fanny Elizabeth (Riegel) E.

  • Education

    • Educated grammar schools, Syracuse.


    • Began making candies for sale, 1900. Now associated with sisters in “Mary Elizabeth’s” candy shops and tea rooms, New York, Boston, Newport, Rhode Island. Etc.; president Mary Elizabeth’s, Ltd., New New York Service under United States Food Administration, 1917.

      With American Red Cross in France, 1918-1919. Organized and operated Central Diet Kitchen in Paris.


    • Author: War Time Recipes, 1917. My Candy Secrets, 1919.


    Denomination: Unitarian


    • Married Henry Dexter Sharpe of Providence, Rhode Island, 1920.
    • father: William Edward George E.
    • mother: Fanny Elizabeth (Riegel) E.
    • spouse: Henry Dexter Sharpe of Providence
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    Born October 23, 1884