James Harrison Sparks

1891–1953 (Age 61)
Elliott, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Harrison

When James Harrison Sparks was born on 3 July 1891, in Elliott, Kentucky, United States, his father, Leander L Sparks, was 15 and his mother, Florence Smith, was 19. He married Cordova Rosalee Spradlin on 13 November 1911, in Morgan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Martin, Floyd, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 7, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1930. He died on 23 May 1953, in Knott, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Knott, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Harrison Sparks
Cordova Rosalee Spradlin
Marriage: 13 November 1911
Pauline Sparks
Bonnie Irene Sparks
Henry Forest Sparks
James Richard Sparks

Spouse & Children

13 November 1911
Morgan, Kentucky, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Leander L Sparks


  • Florence Smith




World Events (8)

1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 1

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Spark 1.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James Sparks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Sparks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jim Sparks in entry for Rex Martin and Pauline Sparks, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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