Bethea Buttars

25 June 1851–12 February 1880 (Age 28)
Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Bethea

When Bethea Buttars was born on 25 June 1851, in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, David Buttars, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Spalding, was 29. She married William Sparks on 15 December 1868, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 12 February 1880, in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Clarkston City Cemetery, Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Sparks
Bethea Buttars
Marriage: 15 December 1868
Bethea Sparks
William Buttars Sparks
Margaret Hannah Sparks
David Sparks
George Alfred Sparks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 December 1868Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 3
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 6
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Butter , with post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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    Story Highlight

    1st paragraph of son William's history

    HISTORY OF WILLIAM SPARKS William Sparks, of Smithfield, has traveled far on life's journey, having passed the seventy-third milestone. For a long period he was identified with ranching but is n …

    Sources (17)

    • Bethia Sharp in household of William Sharp, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Dethea Butturs in entry for Margaret Hannah Sparks Cutler, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Betha Butten in household of David Butten, "United States Census, 1860"

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