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
Bell Jones
Marriage: 12 February 1899
Lillian Beatrice Sparkman
James Newton Sparkman

Spouse and Children

    James Sparkman



12 February 1899
Warren, Tennessee, United States


    Lillian Beatrice Sparkman


    James Newton Sparkman


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Josephine Wooldridge






    Mattie H Jones


    Samuel Jackson Jones


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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