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Edward SPARLING / Clara Delphine SMITH

Edward SPARLING / Clara Delphine SMITH

Husband : Edward SPARLING

Male Born : 22 OCT 1855at : Bruce, Ontario
Married : 09 NOV 1885at : Ashton, Spink, South Dakota
Died : 19 OCT 1938at :
Buried : at : Ashton Cemetery, Ashton, Spink, South Dakota
Father : William SPARLING
Mother : Mary Jane TRELFORD
Spouses : Clara Delphine SMITH

  • REFERENCE: Edwd 1 b
Notes : [714]

Wife : Clara Delphine SMITH

Female Born : 24 NOV 1865at : Three Rivers, Michigan
Died : 02 DEC 1944at : Ashton, Spink, South Dakota
Buried : at : Ashton Cemetery, Ashton, Spink, South Dakota
Father :
Mother :
Spouses : Edward SPARLING

Family :
  • CENSUS: 1900, Jefferson, Spink, South Dakota
  • CENSUS: 1920, Ashton, Spink, South Dakota
  • CENSUS: 1930, Jefferson, Spink, South Dakota


Name : Ruth Luella SPARLING
Female Born : AUG 1886at : South Dakota
Married : 17 OCT 1909at : Spink, South Dakota
Died : 1936at :
Spouses : James Henry MEEHAN

  • REFERENCE: Edwd 1 b i

Name : Lola SPARLING
Female Born : 1888at :
Died : bef 1899at :
Buried : at : Ashton Cemetery, Ashton, Spink, South Dakota
Spouses :

  • REFERENCE: Edwd 1 b ii

Name : Mary Ellen SPARLING
Female Born : 01 JUL 1890at : South Dakota
Married : 17 MAR 1913at : Spink, South Dakota
Died : 1970at :
Spouses : Jefferson LOWER

  • REFERENCE: Edwd 1 b iii

Name : Esther SPARLING
Female Born : 10 NOV 1893at : South Dakota
Married : 01 APR 1909at : Spink, South Dakota
Died : 1977at :
Spouses : Russell D NELSON

  • REFERENCE: Edwd 1 b iv

Name : Helen SPARLING
Female Born : MAY 1896at : South Dakota
Married : 27 NOV 1918at : Brown, South Dakota
Died : 1941at :
Spouses : Michael Edward GALVIN

  • REFERENCE: Edwd 1 b v

Name : Dorothy SPARLING
Female Born : NOV 1898at : South Dakota
Died : 1920at :
Buried : at : Ashton Cemetery, Ashton, Spink, South Dakota
Spouses :

  • REFERENCE: Edwd 1 b vi


[714] Edward Sparling Biography

This biography is from "Memorial and biographical record; an illustrated
compendium of biography, containing a compendium of local biography,
including biographical sketches of prominent old settlers and
representative citizens of South Dakota..." Published by G. A. Ogle &
Co., Chicago, 1899. Pages 911-912

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EDWARD SPARLING, a successful agriculturist, residing on the east bank
of the James river, in Spink county, is the possessor of a fine tract
of two hundred and forty acres, through which the river winds for a
mile and a half, and it is to his own energy, perseverance and honesty
his success is due. Mr. Sparling is a native of Bruce county, Upper
Province of Canada, and was born October 22, 1855. A sketch of his
parents, William and Mary (Trelford) Sparling, appears elsewhere in
this volume.

Our subject came to Dakota with his brother Henry in 1878, locating his
land directly across the river from his brother's farm. When fire
visited the property of his father our subject was in Deuel county with
four oxen and a wagon. He sent his father the wagon and one yoke of
oxen, and with the other yoke started for the Wisconsin pineries,
sometimes riding astride one of the oxen, and sometimes going afoot.
The first winter in the pineries he cleared two hundred dollars, and
for the first six winters after the family located in Dakota he made
regular trips to the woods, spending his winters and returning for the
spring work to the Dakota home.

Mr. Sparling was married in 1886 to Miss Delphine Smith. Mrs. Sparling
is a lady of excellent education, and was one of the first teachers in
Spink county. Six children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Sparling, and
are named as follows: Ruth, Lola, deceased, May, Esther, Nellie and
Dorothea. The family are well known throughout their community, and
enjoy the respect of all.


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