Agnes Kanema Sharpe United States Swaziland

Biography of Agnes Kanema Sharpe

Kanema Sharpe, Matriculation Slip 1914-15
Kanema Sharpe, Matriculation Slip 1914-15

Agnes Kanema Sharpe graduated MA from the University in 1917.

She was born at De Peyster, New York State, daughter of the Reverend Dr George Sharpe, a Church of Nazarene missionary superintendent for Africa.

Sharpe enrolled at the University in 1914, and over three years took classes in Greek, French, History, Moral Philosophy (Higher), Political Economy, Logic and Metaphysics, and Geology, for which she was awarded a second class certificate in 1916-17. Sharpe graduated MA on 25 June 1917.

The next year she married David Hynd, who she had met while at the University. They were married at Parkhead Pentecostal Church, Glasgow, on 2 January 1918 while he was serving with the 3rd Highland Light Infantry. They were both ordained into the ministry and became missionaries at Swaziland. Their children, Margaret Jane Sharpe and Samuel Wilson Hynd would also go on to graduate from the University.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • DC183/11/74 General Council Register 1949
  • R3/1/2 Register of dates of birth of graduates Vol.IV 1916-1920
  • R4/1/10 Schedules of Graduates in Arts (MA) 1916-17
  • R7/3/7 Class Prize Index 1916-1919
  • R8/5/35/11 Matriculation Slip 1914-1915 Women N - Y


Agnes Kanema Sharpe
Born 16 January 1893.
Died 3 July 1983.
GU Degree: MA, 1917; Arts,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: clergy; missionaries
English snippet: Arts graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1917, missionary at Swaziland
Record last updated: 5th Feb 2014

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United States United States, New York, De Peyster
Place of Birth

Swaziland Swaziland, MBABANE
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