Rachel Henderson

27 June 1883–13 November 1939 (Age 56)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Henderson was born on 27 June 1883, in Nebraska, United States, her father, Isaac Dushane Henderson, was 35 and her mother, Delilah Jane Brown, was 29. She married John Ray Sparks on 3 November 1903. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Nymore, Beltrami, Minnesota, United States in 1910. She died on 13 November 1939, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

John Ray Sparks
Rachel Henderson
Marriage: 3 November 1903
Viola Jane Sparks
Winniefred Angeline Sparks
Adeline Sparks

Spouse and Children

3 November 1903


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 1

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from Hendry, a chiefly Scottish variant of the personal name Henry 1. Some Scottish families with this name have ancestors whose name was Henryson.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rachell Spark in household of John R Spark, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Tuny R Henderson in household of Isaac D Henderson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rachel Miller, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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