Flora Mae Rampley

15 June 1881–2 February 1953 (Age 71)
Walker Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of Flora Mae

When Flora Mae Rampley was born on 15 June 1881, in Walker Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Riley Rampley, was 45 and her mother, Nancy Jane Newman, was 34. She married Harry Lee Sparks on 25 September 1904, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 2 February 1953, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Harry Lee Sparks
Flora Mae Rampley
Marriage: 25 September 1904
Clifford Lee Sparks
Gladys Murial Sparks
Truman Lester Sparks
Mervin Leo Sparks

Spouse and Children

25 September 1904
Illinois, United States


    Clifford Lee Sparks



    Truman Lester Sparks


    Mervin Leo Sparks


Parents and Siblings

    Riley Rampley


    Nancy Jane Newman




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 4

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia): habitational name from an unidentified place, possibly in Suffolk.

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

Sources (3)

  • Flory Ranpley in household of Nancy Ranpley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Flora Sparks in household of Harry Sparks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Flora M Sparks in household of Harry L Sparks, "United States Census, 1930"

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