Delbert Anderson Sparks

1863–1945 (Age 81)
Sherman, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Delbert Anderson

When Delbert Anderson Sparks was born on 15 November 1863, in Sherman, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, Truelove Sparks, was 32 and his mother, Julia Ann Slavens, was 22. He married Priscilla Susan Wilson in May 1886, in Mercer, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Harrison Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Morgan Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 25 May 1945, in Princeton, Mercer, Missouri, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Princeton, Mercer, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Delbert Anderson Sparks
Priscilla Susan Wilson
Marriage: May 1886
James Elmer Sparks
Charles R Sparks
Calvin Sparks
George Sparks
Agnes Sparks
Abner Sparks
Elva L Sparks
Cecil Sparks

Spouse & Children

May 1886
Mercer, Missouri, United States


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 2

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 22

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Spark 1.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Delbert A Sparks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Delbert A Sparks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Delbert A Sparks, "United States Census, 1940"

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