Gayle, I have your branch of the Sharpley family on my family tree, presuming your father Ernest Allen Sharpley was born 10.1.1927 and died 14.10.1990. Your grandfather was Arthur Ernest Sharpley (not Allen Ernest as you say. He was born 10.2.1891 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia and died 4.7.1975 in Tacoma, NSW, Aust. Arthur Ernest was the fifth of six children of Robert James Sharpley and Emily Jane Lockwood. Robert left his wife and family and went to South Africa around the turn of the century and I have been unable to find his death in South Africa or Australia. Robert's parents were Arthur Kent Sharpley and Margaret Paisley. Arthur Kent Sharpley was born in Co. Tipperary, Ireland in 1893 and came to Victoria with his wife in 1858. His parents, Joseph Burton Sharpley and Ann Kent had previously emigrated to Victoria in 1853 with three unmarried daughters. Suggest you e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
for further information.