Austin Sparling

5 November 1912–26 September 2002 (Age 89)

The Life of Austin

When Austin Sparling was born on 5 November 1912, in Canada, his father, Frederick George Sparling, was 48 and his mother, Ruth Eloise Phillipi, was 34. He married Lorraine Lovatt on 26 August 1936, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. He died on 26 September 2002, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 89.

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Austin Sparling
Lorraine Lovatt
Marriage: 26 August 1936

Spouse and Children


    Lorraine Lovatt


26 August 1936
Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Frederick George Sparling


    Ruth Eloise Phillipi




World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 1

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 25

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

1 English: nickname from a diminutive of Middle English sparewe ‘sparrow’ ( see Sparrow ).2 Altered form of German Sperling .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Austin Sparling in entry for Philip Sparling, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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