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James SPARLING / Amelia BALL

James SPARLING / Amelia BALL

Husband : James SPARLING

Male Born : 1804at : Adare, Limerick, Ireland
Married : 03 APR 1826at : Parish Ch, Adare, Limerick, Ireland
Died : 19 SEP 1871at : Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario
Buried : 21 SEP 1871at : Union Cem, Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario
Father : Christopher SPARLING
Mother : Dorothy CORNELIUS
Spouses : Amelia BALL


Wife : Amelia BALL

Female Born : 03 OCT 1806at : Ireland
Died : 03 AUG 1885at : Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario
Buried : 05 AUG 1885at : Union Cem, Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario
Father : John BALL
Mother : Elizabeth BOVENHIZER
Spouses : James SPARLING

  • CENSUS: 1881, Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario

Family :
  • CENSUS: 1851, Euphrasia, Grey, Canada West
  • CENSUS: 1851, St Vincent, Grey, Canada West [1650]
  • CENSUS: 1861, Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario
  • CENSUS: 1871, Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario


Name : John SPARLING [201]
Male Born : 29 JUN 1827[200] at : Limerick, Ireland
Married : 07 MAR 1854at : Simcoe, Ontario
Died : 03 DEC 1910at : Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario
Buried : at : Knox Presb Church, Orillia, Ontario
Spouses : Martha Ann SEELER , Jane SEYMOUR

  • EMIGRATION: 1841, Canada

Name : Christopher SPARLING
Male Born : 18 DEC 1829at :
Baptised : 24 JAN 1830at : Parish Ch, Adare, Limerick, Ireland
Married : 03 JUN 1851at :
Died : 1893at :
Buried : at : Union Cem, Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario
Spouses : Sarah EATON

  • OCCUPATION: Reverend,

Name : Angelina SPARLING
Female Born : 14 NOV 1831at : Cor, Cork, Ireland
Baptised : 30 NOV 1831at :
Married : 05 JUN 1851at : Simcoe, Ontario
Died : 10 AUG 1904at : Manhattan, Kansas
Buried : 11 AUG 1904at : Louisville, Pottawatomie, Kansas
Spouses : Daniel EATON


Name : Elizabeth SPARLING [202]
Female Born : 15 NOV 1833at : Adare, Limerick, Ireland
Baptised : 29 NOV 1833at :
Married : 1851at : Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario
Died : 02 JUL 1908at : Saintfield, Ontario
Buried : 05 JUL 1908at : Union Cem, Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario
Spouses : M James MICK


Name : Harriet SPARLING [203]
Female Born : 28 AUG 1835at :
Baptised : 10 SEP 1835at :
Died : at :
Spouses :


Name : Edward SPARLING
Male Born : 30 JUN 1837at : Adare, Limerick, Ireland
Baptised : 07 JUL 1837at : Adare, Limerick, Ireland
Married : 06 AUG 1861[1681] at : Essa, Simcoe, Ontario
Died : 20 NOV 1871at :
Spouses : Mary MCFARLANE


Name : James SPARLING [205]
Male Born : 1839[204] at : Ireland
Baptised : 15 AUG 1839at : Parish Ch, Adare, Limerick, Ireland
Married : 09 FEB 1864at : Simcoe, Ontario
Died : 24 JUN 1909at : Toronto, York, Ontario
Buried : 26 JUN 1909at : Union Cem, Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario
Spouses : Amelia MCWILLIAMS , Sarah MCKERROLL

  • OCCUPATION: Life Insurance Agent, 1891

Name : William SPARLING [207]
Male Born : 01 DEC 1841[206] at : Sussex Vale, New Brunswick
Married : 18 FEB 1867at : Toronto, York, Ontario
Died : 27 JUL 1927at : Fort Smith, Arkansas
Spouses : Jeanette MCKERROLL

  • IMMIGRATION: 1890, United States
  • OCCUPATION: Insurance Inspector, 1891
  • OCCUPATION: Insurance Agent, 1900


[1650] James, and Amelia along with Eliza, are visiting in St Vincent. They were also enumerated at home in Euphrasia.

[201] The Orillia Packet, Dec. 8, 1910- DEATH OF MR. JOHN SPARLING
On Saturday morning, 3rd of December, Mr. John Sparling passed away, at the age of eighty-three years. During his long life he had enjoyed good health, but during the last year or so he has been gradually failing, and of late suffered somewhat severely, from no specific disease but old age.
John Sparling was born in the County Limerick, Ireland, and came to Canada when fourteen years of age. His father remained three or four years in New Brunswick, and then moved to the township of Artemesis, County of Grey, Ontario, where the family resided a number of years, and subsequently moved to Barrie. Deceased built the esplanade at Barrie for the Northern Railway, and a little later came to Orillia to build that here for the Midland Company. That was in 1871, and since then Mr. Sparling has taken an active, practical part in the upbuilding of this town. For a time he continued railway construction, here and elsewhere. He obtained from the Council the franchise, and constructed the first waterworks for supplying Orillia, from what was then known as the Coldwater road spring, at Victoria Park, which he sold to the late William Todd and Robert Pace, who in turn sold it to the town. Then he served the public as overseer of streets for a number of years. He took a deep interest in public affairs, and was strongly Conservative in politics. He was Chaplain of Orillia Lodge of Masons. In religion he was, like most of the Irish Palatinate, a devoted Methodist.
On March 7th, 1854, he married Martha Ann Seeler, of the township of Sunnidale. Of this union six children were born, of whom only his eldest daughter (Mary Ann), Mrs. James Kelly of Wadena, Minnesota, survives. In 1884 he married Mrs. Jane Miner of Orillia, who survives him. He had four brothers and two sisters, of whom the youngest, William, of Alma, Arkansas, is the only survivor.
The funeral was conducted by the Rev. J.J. Ferguson, and by the members of the Masonic lodge, who attended in strong force. The pallbearers, brother Masons, were Messrs. J.B. Tudhope, M.P.P., E.B. Alport, J.R. Eaton, Wesley Moore, E. Long, and R.A. Robinson. Among the friends from a distance were, the Rev. J.J. Sparling of Midland, nephew; Charles and Walter Mick of Toronto, nephews; Mrs. J.B. Sparling of Toronto, daughter-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Lowrie of Brampton, (the latter is his granddaughter); Mr. and Mrs. Seeler of Sunnidale, and Mr. Quigley of Uxbridge. There was a large attendance of townspeople and from the surrounding townships.

[200] 1901 census has dob as 03 jun 1827

[202] Wedding should be 1851 ???

[203] Died young

[205] IGI has christening as 07 jul 1837 ???
Wife is listed as Mary in 1901 census. Is this really Sarah or a 3rd wife?

[204] 1901 census has dob as 15 aug 1841

[207] DOD may be 07 jul 1927

[206] 1900 census lists YOB as 1840


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