George Sparks Jr

22 February 1840–18 April 1871 (Age 31)
Hallow, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George

When George Sparks Jr was born on 22 February 1840, in Hallow, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Sparkes Sr, was 34 and his mother, Hannah Lake or Leek, was 32. He married Hannah Davis on 14 February 1859, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1857 and lived in Ipswich St John Baptist, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Ombersley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 18 April 1871, in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Clarkston City Cemetery, Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Sparks Jr
Hannah Davis
Marriage: 14 February 1859
George Henry Sparks
Alfred William Sparks
Mary Jane Sparks
John Albert Sparks
Hyrum Morgan Waters Sparks
George Wilford Gadd Sparks
George Sparks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 February 1859Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 14
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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.

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    Sources (23)

    • George Sparks in household of George Sparks, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • George Sparks in entry for Alfred Wm Sparks, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • George Sparkes in household of George Sparkes, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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