Martha Jane Sparrow

Female6 August 1865–24 December 1939

Brief Life History 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 on 24 December 1939, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

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

Sources (13)

  • Martha Sparow in household of William Sparow, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha J Sparrow, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Martha J Langford, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1879Bradfordsville, Marion, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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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

    Anglo-Saxon: Spearwa, a sparrow

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