Lucinda Sparks

1861–1882 (Age 21)
Sherman, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lucinda

When Lucinda Sparks was born in 1861, in Sherman, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, her father, Truelove Sparks, was 30 and her mother, Julia Ann Slavens, was 20. She had at least 1 daughter with John Kooken. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. She died in 1882, in Mercer, Missouri, United States, at the age of 21.

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Lucinda Sparks
John Kooken
Elizabeth Kooken

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  • John Kooken




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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 0

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 4

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 7

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Spark 1.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Lucinda Sparks in household of Trulove Sparks, "United States Census, 1870"

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