DANIEL H. SHARP was a builder who was active in Camden in the 1900s and early 1910s. He is most noted for building Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church on South 4th Street and several school buildings outside of the city, including Oaklyn, Palmyra, and Gloucester City. 

Daniel Sharp was born in Pennsylvania in December 1875. He came to Camden in the 1890s, working as a carpenter. The 1898 and 1899 City Directory and the 1900 Census shows him following that trade, and  residing at 1250 Locust Street. At the time of the Census three siblings, Grace, John, and Maggie, also lived at the Locust Street address. 

The 1906 Camden City Directory lists Daniel H. Sharp living at 223 North 8th Street, and conducting his business at 225 Market Street.

The April, 1910 Federal Census reveals that Daniel Sharp had married Rose Turner around 1903. The family, which included children Daniel Jr., 11 months, and Geraldine, 2 years, lived at 223 North 8th Street. Also residing at that address were his in-laws, Thomas and Ellen Turner, and their two unmarried daughters, Katherine and Sarah Turner. The 1910-1911 City Directory shows his place of business to have then been at 39 North 3rd Street.

In 1913 Daniel Sharp's business appears to have failed. Troubles included a lawsuit filed by an injured employee, which resulted in a large judgment. He was in bankruptcy court in 1914, by which time he appears to have moved from Camden.

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Woodbury Daily Times - Woodbury, New Jersey - September 8, 1909

Philadelphia Inquirer- September 16, 1909

Philadelphia Inquirer- April 5, 1913

Philadelphia Inquirer- January 9, 1914

Garfield S. Pancoast - William F. Kelly - Daniel Sharp

Philadelphia Inquirer- February 19, 1914