Ontario Birth Records indicate that Gertrude and a twin sister, Elizabeth, were born at 78 Kathleen St. in Guelph on the same day. No other reference to Elizabeth has been found.
Gertrude moved to Edmonton with her parents in 1912.²
She attended the University of Alberta and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Home Economics in 1932*. She worked as a dietician at the Royal Alexander Hospital, Edmonton².
After her marriage to Gray in 1936, Gert moved to Calgary, where they had a business, Sharp Theatre Supplies.² That business, first called Sharp's Circuit Shows, was founded in 1923 by W. H. B. Sharp. The business, now known as Sharp's Audio Visual Services is still in Calgary and recently amalgamated with Apex AVSI³. Gray was born in Indian Head, Saskatchewan and died of congenital heart failure in Calgary.¹
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This photo, labeled "Gertrude Clayton, b. July 4, 1910" was sent to Tom Loghrin by Robert J. McClanahan on Feb. 24, 2005.
Will Keith said of this picture: "At Florence McClanahan's, Orangeville. A wonderful reunion, four first cousins in two generations." Left to right: Gertrude Sharp, Annie Clayton, Will Keith and Florence McClanahan.
* Obituary for Gertrude Sharp, The Calgary Herald, May 16, 2008 from www.legacy.com .
¹ Bill Sharp in an e-mail to Tom Loghrin, Jan. 9, 2007.
² The initial account was written by William J. Keith in 1968.
³ Sharp's Audio Visual combines talents, The Calgary Herald, Sept. 26, 2008 from www.canada.com .