|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1885|
St. Clair County
|Death: ||Feb. 16, 1922|
m: Fedelina Martiney 10 Jul 1921 in Chelan Co, WA
Son of William Henderson and Mary Jane (Sales) Sparks.
Two news articles, from Wenatchee Newspaper
J.J. SPARKS HIT BY NUMBER 39 AT WENATCHEE WED.
Drove On Track With Auto As Train Approached; Condition Serious
J.J. Sparks, manager of the Standard Oil interests at Wenatchee, was hit by No. 39 Wednesday noon as that train was pulling into the county seat. He approached the track from the south and was not seen by the engineer, Harry Jones, until his auto, a Dodge, was hit. The car was completely demolished and Mr. Sparks was severely injured and unconscious. He was taken to the Deaconess hospital and yesterday noon the report was that he was earlier in the day still under the influence of ether, administered for the purpose of operating soon after he reached the hospital. It is said that he suffered a fracture of the forehead and possible injury at the base of the brain.
J.J. Sparks, of Wenatchee, hit by No. 39 last week Wednesday, died last Thursday evening at the Deaconess hospital, Wenatchee, without having regained consciousness. He came to Wenatchee in 1919 and was married last summer to Miss Fedeline Martiney of that city. He was a Mason and the funeral was held under the auspices of that order.
Obituary from The Lowry City Independent, Lowry City, St. Clair, MO, Thursday, Feb. 23, 1922, front page:
Killed in Auto Accident
Mrs. W. K. Walker of the Horse Shoe Bend, received a telegram Saturday from her sister, Mrs. Ella Walters of Opal, Wyoming, which told of the death of their brother, Joe Sparks, who was killed in an auto accident, February 16. The message gave no particulars concerning the accident, but stated that burial would be at Wenatchee, Washington, and that at the time of sending the message, February 17, no funeral arrangements had been made.
Mr. Sparks, who was about 37 years of age, left here nearly 20 years ago. He was a native of St. Clair county, a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Sparks, who formerly lived on the place now occupied by the F. F. Yoder family, east of town. He is survived by seven sisters and three brothers: Mrs. W. K. Walker and Mrs. Will Duvall of Butler township, this county; Mrs. H. C. Replogle and John Sparks of Gerster, Missouri; Mrs. Ida Venter of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; Mrs. Ella Walters of Opal, Wyoming; Mrs. Laura Gonset of Oklahoma; Mrs. Etta Stilwell of Colorado; Jim Sparks of Wyoming and Charley Sparks.
Submitted by Karen Foreman Aug 2013
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Joseph J Sparks
Birth Date: 5 Nov 1885
FHL Roll Number: 1522348
Washington Death Certificate
Name: Joseph J. Sparks
Death Date: 16 Feb 1922
Death Place: Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington
Age at Death: 35 years 3 months 11 days
Estimated Birth Year: 1887
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Fridlina Martiney
Father's Name: Wm H. Sparks
Mother's Name: Mary Sales
Film Number: 1992887
Digital GS Number: 4221140
Image Number: 1690
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: 39
William Henderson Sparks (1839 - 1904)
Mary Jane Sales Sparks (1842 - 1908)
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