William Durward Sparks

6 December 1910–18 May 1974 (Age 63)
Lawrence, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Durward

When William Durward Sparks was born on 6 December 1910, in Lawrence, Kentucky, United States, his father, Charles Fonso Sparks, was 25 and his mother, Virgie Toledo Sparks, was 21. He married Penelope Josephine Hammond on 2 January 1932. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Lyon, Kentucky, United States in 1920. He died on 18 May 1974, in Portsmouth, Wayne Township, Scioto, Ohio, United States, at the age of 63.

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William Durward Sparks
Penelope Josephine Hammond
Marriage: 2 January 1932
Russell Eugene Sparks
Carol Mae Sparks
Shirley Diane Sparks

Spouse and Children

2 January 1932


    Russell Eugene Sparks


    Carol Mae Sparks


    Shirley Diane Sparks


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

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 · McCreary County Created

Age 2

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.

Age 17

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Spark 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William D Sparks in household of Charlie F Sparks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William D Sparks in household of Charles F Sparks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William D Sparks, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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