Sparks Cemetery

SPARKS CEMETERY, MERCER COUNTY, MO


Sparks Cemetery is near the line of sections 11 and 12 of Harrison Township in west-central Mercer County. From Princeton, go west on highway approximately five miles to blacktop B and turn right (north). Follow blacktop B approximately four miles to the intersection with blacktop N. Turn right (east) on the gravel road at this intersection and go approximately one mile. The cemetery is approximately 1/4 mile north of the road and is not accessible by vehicle. It is considered abandoned and is not maintained. The following information has been compiled from various sources including old surveys, burial records and family histories. It should not be considered a complete list of burials.


SURNAMEGIVEN NAMEBIRTH DATEDEATH DATEOTHER INSCRIPTIONEDITOR'S NOTES
HARPER Ollie  Feb 12, 1880 Age 4y, 18d
Son of James & Mary Harper
No Birth Date
HARPER Willie  Feb 14, 1880 Age 1y, 11m, 28d
Son of James & Mary Harper
No Birth Date
SPARKS Albert P.  Aug 11, 1874 Age 1y, 5m, 4d
Son of J. S. & N. J. Sparks
No Birth Date
SPARKS Augusta C.  Jun 8, 1880 Age 3m, 3d
Dau of J. S. & N. J. Sparks
No Birth Date
SPARKS Sarah Jane  Aug 11, 1887 Age 42y, 7m, 1d
Wife of W. J. Sparks
No Birth Date
1st Wife of William James Sparks
Dau of Israel & Rebecca Smith
Born in Missouri
SPARKS John S. May 15, 1840 Nov 3, 1909  Son of Solomon & Malinda Sparks
Born in Wilkes Co, NC
Husband of Nancy (Sexton) Sparks
SPARKS Malinda  Jul 23, 1886 Age 59y, 10m, 17dNo Birth Date
Wife of Solomon Sparks
Born in Wilkes Co, NC
SPARKS Mary L.  Jul 25, 1880 Age 2y, 2m, 19d
Dau of J. S. & N. J. Sparks
No Birth Date
SPARKS Nancy J. Oct 23, 1845 Jul 30, 1916  Wife of John Sparks
Probably the daughter of James & Mary Sexton
Born in Indiana
SPARKS Solomon  Jun 30, 1889 Age 74y, 9m, 11dNo Birth Date
Husband of Malinda (Caudill) Sparks
Son of John & Elizabeth (Rose) Sparks
Born in Wilkes Co, NC
THOMAS Alma Sep 19, 1893 Jul 20, 1897 Dau of W. A. & M. E. Thompson 
THOMAS Cecil Nov 16, 1898 Oct 27, 1899 Son of W. A. & M. E. Thompson 
THOMAS Orval Sep 2, 1895 Jul 17, 1897 Son of W. A. & M. E. Thompson 
VanVACTOR David  Jan 8, 1898 Age 66y, 8dNo Birth Date
Some records spell surname as "Van Vacter"
Son of David & Margaret VanVacter
Born in Indiana
Married Sarah Sparks on Jul 12, 1860 in Mercer County, MO
VanVACTOR David M.  Aug 12, 1874 Age 1y, 3m
Son of D. & S. A. VanVactor
No Birth Date
VanVACTOR Ida  Apr 27, 1894 Age 15y, 4m, 17d
Dau of D. & S. A. VanVactor
No Birth Date
VanVACTOR Sarah A.  Oct 29, 1892 Age 49y, 5m, 7d
Wife of David VanVactor
No Birth Date
Maiden Name Sparks
May be the dau of Solomon & Malinda Sparks

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