Laura Bardwell Alvord

29 October 1815–6 October 1899 (Age 83)
Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Laura Bardwell

When Laura Bardwell Alvord was born on 29 October 1815, in Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Pliny Alvord, was 34 and her mother, Laurana Bardwell, was 29. She married Thomas Oliver Sparhawk on 17 September 1836, in Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 6 October 1899, in Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Oliver Sparhawk
Laura Bardwell Alvord
Marriage: 17 September 1836
Lucy Alvord Sparhawk
William Sparhawk
Edward W Sparhawk
George Thomas Sparhawk

Spouse and Children

17 September 1836
Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States


    Lucy Alvord Sparhawk


    William Sparhawk


    Edward W Sparhawk


    George Thomas Sparhawk


Parents and Siblings



World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 5

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Age 31

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Southwestern English: variant of Alford , from Alford in Somerset; the spelling reflects the southwestern English dialect pronunciation.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Laura Sparhawk in household of Mary Leavett, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1865"
  • Laura Sparhawk, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1855"
  • Laura Sparhawk, "United States Census, 1860"

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