Dr Mary <I>Claflin</I> Sparr

Dr Mary Claflin Sparr

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Mar 1924 (aged 93)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Obituary says she's buried in Evergreen Cemetery
Memorial ID 145628977 · View Source
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The town in Pennsylvania where she was born is unknown. It's likely it was Sinnemahoning.

She married first Ross Burns on Feb. 5, 1850 in Mt. Gilead, Morrow, Ohio. Approximately two years after they were married he was elected sheriff of Morrow county, Ohio for two terms. They separated or divorced around 1860. In 1866 Ross served as Mayor of Topeka, Kansas, and he later was the Democratic nominee for Attorney General of Kansas.

Mary married second Dr. Benjamin Franklin Sparr on Dec. 15, 1860 in Hamilton county, Ohio.

In 1883 she lived at 53 St. John's Place in Brooklyn, New York. She died at 341 Hancock St.

She had at least four children by her first husband and two children by her second husband.

Zilpha Ann Burns Johnson (1850-1866)*
Mlton James Burns (1853-1933)
Rosa V. Burns (1855-1883)
Ross Burns, Jr.(1858-1860)

Benjamin Franklyn Sparr (1862-1928)
Millard Fillmore Sparr (1868-after 1930)

*Note: The spelling of her name varies. It shows up most often as Zilpha or Zelpha. Her cemetery record shows Selpha.

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  • Created by: MShearer
  • Added: 26 Apr 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 145628977
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Mary Claflin Sparr (6 Jan 1831–16 Mar 1924), Find a Grave Memorial no. 145628977, ; Maintained by MShearer (contributor 46815954) Unknown, who reports a Obituary says she's buried in Evergreen Cemetery.