Thomas Sparling

1862–1906 (Age 44)
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Sparling was born in 1862, his father, Benjamin Sparling, was 26 and his mother, Eliza Clough, was 27. He married Sarah Ellen Ogden in 1886, in Stand, Lancashire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Whitefield, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died in 1906, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 44, and was buried in Stand, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Sparling
Sarah Ellen Ogden
Marriage: 1886
John Sparling
Frank Sparling
William Sparling

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Ellen Ogden


Stand, Lancashire, England


    John Sparling


    Frank Sparling


    William Sparling


Parents and Siblings



World Events (5)

1867 · The Manchester Martyrs are Hung

Age 5

William Allen, Michael Larkin, and Michael O’Brien were from Ireland but moved to Manchester and were active Fenians. They were part of an ambush to help two Fenians escape prison. These three men were executed and are now referred to as the Manchester Martyrs. The Irish community in Manchester go to the spot where they were executed to commemorate their sacrifice.
1876 · The Manchester Man is Published

Age 14

The Manchester Man was written by British author Isabella Banks. When it was first published in 1876, it came out in three volumes. It follows the life of Jabez Clegg who was left orphaned by a severe storm that caused flooding. He made his way up the social ladder and changed his life.

Age 22

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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 (3)

  • Thomas Sparling, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Thomas Sparling, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Thomas Sparling, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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