William Sparks

11 July 1846–14 January 1930 (Age 83)
Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Sparks was born on 11 July 1846, in Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Sparkes, was 40 and his mother, Hannah Lake or Leek, was 39. He married Bethea Buttars on 15 December 1868, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ombersley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Newton, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 14 January 1930, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Clarkston City Cemetery, Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Sparks
1846–1930
Bethea Buttars
1851–1880
Marriage: 15 December 1868
Bethea Sparks
1870–1870
William Buttars Sparks
1871–1963
Margaret Hannah Sparks
1873–1944
David Sparks
1876–1961
George Alfred Sparks
1879–1952

Spouse and Children

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

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 8
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.
    1863
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 22
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    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

    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 (45)

    • William Sparks in entry for Alfred Warn Sparks, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • William Sparks, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • William Sparks, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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