Hampton - J.J. Sharpe, 78, oldest attorney in Franklin County, former County Attorney here, died suddenly of a heart attach at his home at 8 p.m. Wednesday. He had practiced law here since 1909, and was active in Masonic Circles. Survivors include the widow, a daughter, Mrs. Stanley H Vegors, Fort Wayne, Ind., son Lawrence of Milwaukee, Wisc., and Wilbur of Detroit, Mich.
There are 7 grandchildren. Mr. Sharpe was born in Pennsylvania Aug 8, 1873, and came to Franklin County with his parents. Mr. & Mrs. Moore Sharpe, in 1885. He was graduated from the State University of Iowa School of Law and admitted to the Bar 1898. Mr. Sharpe taught school for a time, then practiced law in Montezuma, then came to Hampton in 1906. He was married June 20, 1899 to Lillian Ehret of Iowa City.