Bell Jones

13 April 1877–14 January 1948 (Age 70)
DeKalb, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Bell

When Bell Jones was born on 13 April 1877, in DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, her father, John A. Jones, was 27 and her mother, Mary Josephine Wooldridge, was 27. She married James Sparkman on 12 February 1899, in Warren, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in White, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years and Civil District 4, White, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 14 January 1948, in Walling, White, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in White, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Sparkman
1875–
Bell Jones
1877–1948
Marriage: 12 February 1899
Lillian Beatrice Sparkman
1905–1955
James Newton Sparkman
1908–1939

Spouse and Children

    James Sparkman

    Male1875–Male

    Female1877–1948Female

MARRIAGE
12 February 1899
Warren, Tennessee, United States
children

(2)

    Lillian Beatrice Sparkman

    Female1905–1955Female

    James Newton Sparkman

    Male1908–1939Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1850–Male

    Mary Josephine Wooldridge

    Female1850–Female

siblings

(4)

    Female1872–1915Female

    Female1877–1948Female

    Mattie H Jones

    Female1883–1953Female

    Samuel Jackson Jones

    Male1886–1962Male

World Events (8)

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 1

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Euniza B Sparkman in household of James L Sparkman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bell Jones in household of John A Jones, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Belle E Sparkman in household of James Sparkman, "United States Census, 1920"

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