William C. Sparks

13 July 1891–28 April 1919 (Age 27)
Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States

The Life of William C.

William C. Sparks was born on 13 July 1891, in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States as the son of John L Sparks and Julia Narcythia Court. He died on 28 April 1919, in Jefferson, Texas, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States.

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John L Sparks
Julia Narcythia Court
William C. Sparks

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World Events (3)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Spark 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William C Sparks, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • William C. Sparks, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William C. Soarks, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"

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