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Date of Last GEDCOM Import: 10 Nov 2015 11:43:45

Current updates address our new Sparks family member findings and their connections from recent Irish research in Wexford County.  

Photos

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John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough (1650 - 1722)
John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough (1650 - 1722)
Sparks family legend tells of Sparks lineage descending from a Nicholas Sparks of England, an officer serving under John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough.

General John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Prince of Mindelheim, (26 May 1650 – 16 June 1722), was an English soldier and statesman whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs. Rising from a lowly Page at the court of the House of Stuart, he served James, Duke of York, through the 1670s and early 1680s, earning military and political advancement through his courage and diplomatic skill.  
  14 Feb 2018
Nicholas Sparks Home Built 1830
Nicholas Sparks Home Built 1830
Home of Nicholas Sparks located on Wellington Street, Ottawa (northeast corner of Sparks Street and Lyon Street). The building was demolished in late 1954. See also The Nicholas Sparks House written by Andrew Elliott, for more details about the Nicholas Sparks home. 
  15 Jan 2018
End of Sparks Street looking west; ca.1910-15
End of Sparks Street looking west; ca.1910-15
At the other end of Sparks Street looking west past Bank Street circa 1910-15. Christ Church in the distance. A horse drawing a sleigh at Bank and Sparks Street. 
  15 Jan 2018
Falls of the Rideau River, at the Ottawa River, ca.1826
Falls of the Rideau River, at the Ottawa River, ca.1826
Falls of the Rideau River, at the Ottawa River, 1826 by Thomas Burrowes

Copied from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Falls_of_the_Rideau_River,_at_the_Ottawa_River,_1826.jpg

This Canadian work is in the public domain in Canada because its copyright has expired due to one of the following:
1. it was subject to Crown copyright and was first published more than 50 years ago, or it was not subject to Crown copyright, and
2. it is a photograph that was created prior to January 1, 1949, or
3. the creator died more than 50 years ago. 
  15 Jan 2018
Ottawa Post-Confederation ca.1876
Ottawa Post-Confederation ca.1876
Click for a brief outline of the development of the Uppertown Ottawa during two time
periods, pre-Confederation and post-Confederation. [Courtesy of Alan Lewis's Bytown or Bust website] 
  15 Jan 2018
Etta Sparks ca.1906
Etta Sparks ca.1906
Etta Sparks 1906 at graduation time. 
  15 Jan 2018
Sparks Street view of Nicholas Sparks House ca.1939
Sparks Street view of Nicholas Sparks House ca.1939
Rear-view of Nicholas Sparks house near the northwest corner of Sparks and Lyon Street in 1939. 
  15 Jan 2018
Barrack Hill, ca.1826
Barrack Hill, ca.1826
 
  15 Jan 2018
Philemon Wright and his son Tiberius aboard the first timber raft voyage to Quebec ca.1806
Philemon Wright and his son Tiberius aboard the first timber raft voyage to Quebec ca.1806
On May 16th 1806, Philemon Wright and his son Tiberius began the two month voyage down the Ottawa to Québec aboard the first timber raft to ply the waters of the "Great River." 
  15 Jan 2018
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  11 Jan 2018
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  8 Jan 2018
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  8 Jan 2018
Bytown ca. 1853
Bytown ca. 1853
Bytown in 1853. Military Barracks on hill top was occupied by "A" Company of the Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment, presently home to Parliament Hill.

This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923. 
  29 Dec 2017


Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
I2 
Sparks, George (Bells Corners) 
b. abt. 1803  Ballylusk, Wexford County, Ireland  7 Feb 2018
I80 
Sparks, John E. 
b. Abt 1837  Bells Corners, Ontario, Canada  7 Feb 2018
I1213 
Sparks, Abraham (Tincurry) 
b. abt. 1724  England?  2 Feb 2018
I605 
Sparks, George I (Dranagh) 
b. abt. 1720  England  2 Feb 2018
I10835 
Sparks, Ann 
b. 10 Oct 1846  Bytown, Canada West  31 Jan 2018
I4824 
Sparks, Sarah Edith Wilhelmina 
b. 30 Jan 1882  Unknown  28 Jan 2018
I6247 
Smith, Lucy Lowella 
b. 30 Sep 1906  Dungannon Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada  25 Jan 2018
I6246 
Sparks, Wilbur Hamilton 
b. 24 Dec 1903  Argyle, Manitoba, Canada  25 Jan 2018
I6244 
Norris, Genevieve Hallet (Hal) 
b. 29 Sep 1910  Nelson BC, Canada  24 Jan 2018
I1334 
Sparks, Abraham (Dranagh) 
b. abt. 1776  Dranagh, Wexford County, Ireland  24 Jan 2018
I6130 
Sparks, Elizabeth 
b. 8 Sep 1888  Algoma, Ontario, Canada  24 Jan 2018
I6131 
Sparks, George Purdy 
b. 20 Aug 1890  Nipissing, Ontario, Canada  24 Jan 2018
I6120 
Sparks, Francis Frederick 
b. 11 May 1862  Navan, Ontario, Canada  24 Jan 2018
I6243 
Sparks, Frederick Percival 
b. 16 Oct 1901  Argyle, Manitoba, Canada  24 Jan 2018
I6241 
Howey, Charlotte Althera 
b. 22 Jul 1867  Ontario, Canada  23 Jan 2018
I6167 
Sparks, Frederick 
b. 17 Mar 1846  Overbrook, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  17 Jan 2018
I4294 
Sparks, Robert 
b. 12 Aug 1838  Lot 8, Junction Gore, Gloucester Township, Carleton County, Upper Canada  17 Jan 2018
I848 
Sparkes, Nicholas I (Ballylusk) 
b. abt. 1728  Wexford, Ireland  17 Jan 2018
I152 
Mellean, Howard Bruce "Howie" Mellean 
b. 23 Sep 1930  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  11 Jan 2018
I153 
Grenier, Jeanne Georgette "Janet" 
b. 6 Mar 1930  Newport, Gaspe, Quebec, Canada  10 Jan 2018
I137 
Sparks, Fleming Potter 
b. 7 Nov 1893  Municipality of Wright, Quebec, Ontario  10 Jan 2018
I105 
Sparks, William (Billy) Morgan Edward 
b. 8 Jul 1892  Municipality of Wright, Quebec, Ontario  10 Jan 2018
I103 
Sparks, Edward (Ned) 
b. 28 Nov 1867  South March, Ontario, Canada  10 Jan 2018
I138 
Hewitt, Martha Edna Caroline 
b. 17 Jan 1897  Stittsville, Ontario, Canada  10 Jan 2018
I150 
Sparks, Sarah Ethel Maria Jane 
b. 20 May 1911  South March, Ontario, Canada  10 Jan 2018
I151 
Mellean, Herman Gorley 
b. 17 Oct 1908  Lot 7, Concession 3, March Township, Carleton County, Ontario, Canada  10 Jan 2018
I24 
Sparks, Roger M. 
b. Oct 1860  Aylmer, Quebec, Canada  31 Dec 2017
I22 
Sparks, Roger 
b. abt. 1801  Ballylusk, Wexford County, Ireland  31 Dec 2017
I2591 
Currier, Joseph Merrill 
b. abt. 1820  North Troy, Vermont, USA  31 Dec 2017
I1091 
Currier, James Everett Wilson 
b. 26 Jul 1849  Unknown  30 Dec 2017
I2592 
Wilson, Christine Stenhouse 
b. Unknown  Unknown  30 Dec 2017
I26 
Sparks, George M. 
b. 17 Apr 1861  Hull, Quebec, Canada  29 Dec 2017
I23 
Maria F. 
b. abt. 1836  Unknown  29 Dec 2017
I10832 
Sparks, George 
b. 10 Aug 1844  Bytown, Canada West  27 Dec 2017

Families
      
 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 F3127 
 I6246  Wilbur Hamilton Sparks  I6247  Lucy Lowella Smith  3 Aug 1933  24 Jan 2018
 F3125 
 I6120  Francis Frederick Sparks  I6241  Charlotte Althera Howey  23 May 1899  23 Jan 2018
 F233 
 I151  Herman Gorley Mellean  I150  Sarah Ethel Maria Jane Sparks  24 Dec 1929  10 Jan 2018
 F874 
 I2595  Private  I1380  Private    8 Jan 2018
 F196 
 I22  Roger Sparks  I23  Maria F.  Abt 1855  31 Dec 2017
 F873 
 I2591  Joseph Merrill Currier  I2592  Christine Stenhouse Wilson    30 Dec 2017