William Thomas Sparks

2 February 1843–3 January 1906 (Age 62)
Monroe, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of William Thomas

When William Thomas Sparks was born on 2 February 1843, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States, his father, George Washington Sparkes, was 23 and his mother, Lusianna "Luanna" Roberds, was 24. He had at least 7 sons and 5 daughters with Sallie E Matthews. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and Chino, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1880. He died on 3 January 1906, in Anaheim, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Anaheim Cemetery, Anaheim, Orange, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Sparks
1843–1906
Sallie E Matthews
1845–1887
Luanna Temperance Sparks
1863–1910
Celeta Caroline Sparks
1865–1880
George F Sparks
1867–1936
William Thomas Sparks Jr
1869–1941
Sarah Ellen or Ella Sparks
1872–1940
John Albert Sparks
1873–1937
Cyrus Benjamin Sparks
1874–1936
Josip Sparkes
1875–1875
Mary M Sparks
1877–1944
Adaline Bethsaida "Addie" Sparks
1879–1960
Walter Hiram Sparks
1881–1940
Robert Harel Sparks
1883–1896

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World Events (8)

1846
Age 3
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · The California Gold Rush
Age 5
On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1861
Age 18
Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Name Meaning

English:variant of Spark , with post-medieval excrescent -s.possibly a nickname from the plural form of Middle English spark ‘fiery particle’, perhaps given to a blacksmith.

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

Possible Related Names

Spark
Sparkes

Sources (18)

  • William Thomas Sparks, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • William Sparks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William T Sparks, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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