Ruth Octella Sparks

1911–2004 (Age 94)
Vega, Oldham, Texas, United States

The Life of Ruth Octella

When Ruth Octella Sparks was born on 5 January 1911, in Vega, Oldham, Texas, United States, her father, Samuel Cleveland Sparks, was 26 and her mother, Ethel Lee Hornbeck, was 21. She married John Clarendon Mclauchlin on 30 April 1953, in Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Cameron, Texas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 29 December 2004, in Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ruth Octella Sparks
John Clarendon Mclauchlin
Marriage: 30 April 1953

Spouse & Children

30 April 1953
Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1912 · Women Granted Right to Vote

Age 1

Women were granted the right to vote in Oregon on November 5, 1912, with 52% of male voters in favor. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 26

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Spark 1.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Sparks in household of Sam C Sparks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth O Sparks in household of Samuel C Sparks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth S Mclauchlin, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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