People of Brookline

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Marion Louise Sharp, Brookline High School Class of 1897; Historical Society Essay Winner, 1897
1878 - 1967; parents: Edward Sharp and Sophia Louise Robinson; lived at 12 Fairbanks St.

Her grandfather was Samuel A. Robinson who owned a tannery on Washington Street and lived in a house nearby where Marion was most likely born. He built a house in 1892 at 12 Fairbanks Street where three generations of the family lived. Marion was a winner of the J. Murray Kay Prize that year for her essay "Three Glimpses of Brookline: In 1700, 1800, and 1900. " She graduated from Smith College in 1901 and later taught school in Gloucester, Woburn, Brookline, and other towns.