James Sparks

8 May 1813–about September 1882
Hallow, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Sparks was christened on 8 May 1813, in Hallow, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Sparks, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Austin, was 31. He died about September 1882, in Worcester, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 69.

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William Sparks
Sarah Austin
William Sparks
James Sparks
Frances Sparks
Elizabeth Sparks
Abraham Sparkes
Benjamin Sparks

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World Events (6)


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Spark 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • James Sparkes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Sparks - Published information: death: about September 1882; Worcester, Worcestershire, England

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