Henry Sylvester Sparks

Male2 March 1917–1 November 1969

Brief Life History of Henry Sylvester

When Henry Sylvester Sparks was born on 2 March 1917, in Boxley, Newton, Arkansas, United States, his father, Robert Floyd Sparks, was 22 and his mother, Easter Jane Eoff, was 17. He married Ethyl Williams on 30 August 1947, in Caliente, Lincoln, Nevada, United States. He lived in Kentucky Township, Newton, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Berryville, Carroll, Arkansas, United States in 1930. He died on 1 November 1969, in Fair Oaks, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Oroville, Butte, California, United States.

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Henry Sylvester Sparks
Ethyl Williams
Marriage: 30 August 1947

Sources (11)

  • Henry G Sparks in household of Robert F Sparks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry Sylvester Sparks, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"
  • Henry Sylvester Sparks, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 August 1947Caliente, Lincoln, Nevada, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 1

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

    Age 5

    In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.


    Age 14

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    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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