Sarah Ruhama Sparks

1875–1902 (Age 26)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Sarah Ruhama

When Sarah Ruhama Sparks was born on 27 April 1875, in Illinois, United States, her father, David Owen Sparks, was 43 and her mother, Mary Ann Welch, was 40. She married Joseph Sampson Church in November 1901. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Grove Township, Jasper, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 24 February 1902, at the age of 26.

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Sarah Ruhama Sparks
Joseph Sampson Church
Marriage: November 1901
Grace Juanita Church

Spouse & Children

November 1901


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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 10

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Spark 1.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Sparks in household of David Sparks, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sally Sparks Church in entry for Grace Jaunita Church, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • 1880 United States Federal Census

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