Sarah Matilda Prentice

October 1890–1923 (Age 32)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Sarah Matilda

When Sarah Matilda Prentice was born in October 1890, in Ohio, United States, her father, James Wright Prentice, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Smith, was 23. She married Charles Ernest SPARKS on 25 September 1908, in Ottawa, Putnam, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Clay Township, Ottawa, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died in 1923, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 33.

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Charles Ernest SPARKS
Sarah Matilda Prentice
Marriage: 25 September 1908
Bernetta "Loetta" Sparks
George Sparks
Earnest Sparks
James Sparks II
Patricia Sparks
Rhonda Sparks
Robert Sparks
James Ernest Sparks
Harold H. Sparks
Eva Arletta Sparks
Louis Sparks
Betty Sparks
Mary Gloria Sparks

Spouse and Children

25 September 1908
Ottawa, Putnam, Ohio, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    James Wright Prentice





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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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 8

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 10

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a reduced form of Middle English, Old French aprentis ‘apprentice’ (from Old French aprendre ‘to learn’, ‘to understand’, Latin appre(he)ndere ‘to understand, grasp’), denoting someone learning a craft or trade, but probably originating as a nickname in the case of the surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Saddie M Sparks in household of Charles E Sparks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Matilda Prentice in household of James Prentice, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sadie M. Prentice, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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