Truelove Sparks

1831–1907 (Age 76)
Adair, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Truelove

When Truelove Sparks was born in January 1831, in Adair, Kentucky, United States, his father, Truelove Sparks Sr, was 31 and his mother, Nancy Hall, was 18. He married Julia Ann Slavens on 3 June 1858, in Ravanna, Mercer, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Morgan Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 15 March 1907, in Mercer, Missouri, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mercer, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Truelove Sparks
1831–1907
Julia Ann Slavens
1841–1904
Marriage: 3 June 1858
Lucinda Sparks
1861–1882
Albert J Sparks
1863–1938
Delbert Anderson Sparks
1863–1945
Charles C. Sparks
1866–1960
Nancy E. Sparks
1868–1947
Arvilla Sparks
1870–
Rhoda Sparks
1871–
Sarah J Sparks
1874–1971
David W. Sparks
1876–1967
Mary E Sparks
1879–1967

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
3 June 1858
Ravanna, Mercer, Missouri, United States
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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 1

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 25

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Spark 1.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Truelove Sparks, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"
  • Trulove Sparks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Trulove Sparks, "United States Census, 1860"

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