Peter Corbet William Sparks

Brief Life History of Peter Corbet William

When Peter Corbet William Sparks was born on 1 March 1894, in Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States, his father, Alpha Preston Sparks, was 27 and his mother, Minnie Ann Enfield, was 24. He married Neva Rebecca Sawyer on 3 June 1917, in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Beard Township, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 9, Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 29 October 1964, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 70.

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Peter Corbet William Sparks
Neva Rebecca Sawyer
Marriage: 3 June 1917
Beryl Lucille Sparks
Myerl Leason Sparks
Charlotte Mae Sparks
Beauford Alfred Sparks
Wendell Claire Sparks

Sources (16)

  • Corbett W Sparks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Corbett W Sparks, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Corbett William Sparks, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1901 · City Hall Built

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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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