Martha Jane Sparrow

6 August 1865–1939 (Age 73)
Bradfordsville, Marion, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Sparrow was born on 6 August 1865, in Bradfordsville, Marion, Kentucky, United States, her father, William D Sparrow, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Jane Crews, was 26. She married James Logan Lankford on 10 November 1879, in Bradfordsville, Marion, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Magisterial District 1 Haysville, Marion, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Brule, Brule, South Dakota, United States in 1910. She died in 1939, at the age of 74.

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James Logan Lankford
Martha Jane Sparrow
Marriage: 10 November 1879
William Millard Lankford
George Carter Lankford
Clara Alice Langford

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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
Age 1
The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
Age 6
In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1885 · The First Skyscraper
Age 20
The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English sparewe ‘sparrow’, perhaps for a small, chirpy person, or else for someone bearing some fancied physical resemblance to a sparrow.

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

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Sources (13)

  • Martha Sparow in household of William Sparow, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Sparrow in household of William D Sparrow, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha Langford in household of Logan L Langford, "United States Census, 1910"

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