Arabella Sparks

1852–5 October 1906 (Age 54)
Texas, United States

The Life of Arabella

When Arabella Sparks was born in 1852, in Texas, United States, her father, John Sidney Sparks, was 41 and her mother, Malinda Jones, was 33. She married Ferdinand Gentz on 25 December 1869, in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 5 October 1906, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Ferdinand Gentz
1846–1890
Arabella Sparks
1852–1906
Marriage: 25 December 1869
Welby Dunbar Gentz
1872–1936
Welby Gentz
1872–1873
Helen Maude Gentz
1873–1956
Arthur Gentz
1873–
June Malinda Gentz
1874–1960
Wallace Gentz
1875–
J W Gentz
1876–1880
Stanley Gentz
1877–
Claudie Gentz
1877–1916
Butler Gentz
1878–1880
Earl Gentz
1879–

Spouse and Children

    Ferdinand Gentz

    Male1846–1890Male

    Female1852–1906Female

MARRIAGE
25 December 1869
Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States
children

(11)

    Welby Dunbar Gentz

    Male1872–1936Male

    Welby Gentz

    Male1872–1873Male

    Female1873–1956Female

    Arthur Gentz

    Male1873–Male

    Female1874–1960Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Sidney Sparks

    Male1811–1868Male

    Female1819–1885Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 9

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
1863

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 15

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Spark 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Arabellah Sparks in household of John Sparks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Arabell Sparks in entry for Stanley C Gentz, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Arabella Sparks in entry for Jane M Hopkins, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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