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.
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.
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