Henry Sylvester Sparks

2 March 1917–1 November 1969 (Age 52)
Boxley, Newton, Arkansas, United States

The Life 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. 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
1917–1969
Ethyl Williams
1921–2004
Marriage: 30 August 1947

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 August 1947
Caliente, Lincoln, Nevada, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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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.
1931

Age 14

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

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Spark 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry S Sparks in household of Robert F Sparks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry Sylvester Sparks, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"
  • Henry Sylvester Sparks, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"

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