Archie Ray Sparks

Brief Life History of Archie Ray

When Archie Ray Sparks was born on 28 July 1907, in Arkansas, United States, his father, James Thomas Sparks, was 24 and his mother, Ella Emma Carlton, was 16. He lived in Hickman Township, Scott, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Mound Valley Township, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died on 5 November 1984, in Ventura, Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 77.

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James Thomas Sparks
Ella Emma Carlton
Archie Ray Sparks
Ewell Raymond Sparks
Beulah Sparks
Mabel Sparks
Floyd B. Sparks

Sources (4)

  • Archie Sparks in household of J T Sparks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Archie Ray Sparks, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Archie Sparks in household of Thomas Sparks, "United States Census, 1920"

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning


variant of Spark , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

possibly a nickname from the plural form of Middle English spark ‘fiery particle’, perhaps given to a blacksmith.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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