|Husband : John C SPARLING|
|Male Born :||12 APR 1842||at :||Ireland|
|Baptised :||29 APR 1842||at :|
|Married :||07 AUG 1868||at :||St Louis, Missouri|
|Died :||11 MAR 1912||at :||St Louis, Missouri|
|Buried :||14 MAR 1912||at :||St Peters Cemetery, St Louis, Missouri|
|Father :||John SPARLING|
|Mother :||Margaret Jane SWITZER|
|Spouses :||Rosetta HODUIT|
|Wife : Rosetta HODUIT|
|Female Born :||JUL 1846||at :||Missouri|
|Died :||at :|
|Spouses :||John C SPARLING|
|Name :||Ellen Caroline SPARLING|
|Female Born :||31 AUG 1870||at :||Missouri|
|Married :||abt 1899||at :|
|Died :||01 DEC 1940||at :||Culver, Los Angeles, California|
|Spouses :||John K ANDERSON|
|Name :||Charles A SPARLING|
|Male Born :||abt 1873||at :|
|Died :||03 MAR 1876||at :|
|Name :||Rosetta M SPARLING|
|Female Born :||14 MAY 1878||at :||Missouri|
|Married :||1899||at :|
|Died :||23 JAN 1920||at :||Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana|
|Buried :||26 JAN 1920||at :||Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana|
|Spouses :||John Christmas LEINEKE|
|Name :||John L SPARLING |
|Male Born :||abt 1879||at :||Missouri|
|Married :||20 JUL 1917||at :||Duval, Florida|
|Died :||1943||at :||Orange, Florida|
|Spouses :||Zelda OSENBACH|
|Name :||Mary SPARLING|
|Female Born :||abt 1882||at :|
|Died :||21 NOV 1883||at :|
|Name :||Mabel Gertrude SPARLING|
|Female Born :||14 DEC 1885||at :||Missouri|
|Married :||27 JUL 1904||at :||Detroit, Wayne, Michigan|
|Died :||12 SEP 1956||at :||Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario|
|Spouses :||John Elijah LANDON|
 Rosetta and Mabel living with John and Ellen (Sparling) Anderson. John is not in household.
There is no sign of John in the 1900 US Census.
There is an index entry at the St Louis Obituary index (http://www.deathindexes.com/missouri/obituaries.html) for the Post Dispatch for John Sparling 12 mar 1912 pg 14. Burial Notice 14 mar pg 20
There are two death registrations that may belong to this couple. Charles A Sparling (1873-03 mar 1876) Death occurred at 2610 Sarah Street which is the same street where John's brother Julius lived at his death and where his widow lived the following year but Charles is tou early to be theirs. Mary Sparling (1882-21 nov 1883) died on Minnesota Ave which is where John and Rosetta lived in 1880. Both children are buried in the same plot in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
 Death cert list DOB as 01 Apr.
In 1900 Census Resetta is listed as having borne 8 children with 3 living. These would be Ellen, Mabel and one other. There is a Rosetta Sparling among 5 roomers (noted as visitors) in a household whose HEAD is listed as unknown (in Hospital). There is no real data for any in the household. This may be Rosetta M b 1878 or it could be Rosetta 1846. There is no sign of John L after the 1880 census.
There is a death for Mary Sparling 21 nov 1883 (aged 1 yr 4 mos) in St Louis.
Rosetta appears to be the daughter of Arnaud and Pauline Hoduit. The family appears in the 1850 census as Arnod b 1796 in France - Merchant, Paulene b. 1825 in Louisiana, Rosalee b. 1846 in Missouri and John b 1848 in Illinois. This is in District 78, St Charles, Missouri. Census Place: District 78, St Charles, Missouri; Roll: M432_413; Page: 44; Image: 88.
There is no sign of this family in the 1860 census. In 1870 Arnaud is listed as Adam Hodnitt, living with his son John (Locksmith) and his wife Caroline b 1848 in Ohio. They were married the previous January This is Census Place: St Louis Ward 10, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri; Roll: M593_820; Page: 103; Image: 208.
John appears in the 1889/90 St Louis directory. He also appears in the 1900 census, but is listed as single.
 Staying with daughter Rosetta Leineke and husband John.
The items below appear to be this John...
John L Sparling (age 39), born in Missouri, Father born Ireland, Mother born Wisconsin, appears in the 1920 Census of Kissimmee, Oseceola, Florida with his wife Zelda (age 25) born in Indian, both parents also born in Indiana. - Kissimmee, Osceola, Florida; Roll: T625_229; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 127; Image: 36
In 1930, they are in Orlando, Orange, Florida. John age 50, born Missouri, parents born Northern Ireland. Zelda is age 37. They married ca 1918. - Orlando, Orange, Florida; Roll: 326; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 821.0; FHL microfilm: 2340061
In 1940, they are still in Orlando. John Aged 60 and Zelda aged 49. - Orlando, Orange, Florida; Roll: T627_603; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 48-18
John L Sparling (37) married Zelda Osenbach (26) in Duval, Florida on 20 jul 1917 - "Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FW3Z-825 : accessed 25 Aug 2012), John L. Sparling and Zelda Osenbach, 20 Jul 1917.
Zelda (06 Oct 1890-Mar 1967)
Name: Zelda Sparling
Last Residence: 32741 Kissimmee, Osceola, Florida, United States of America
Born: 6 Oct 1890
Died: Mar 1967
State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (Before 1951)
John died in 1943
Name: John L. Sparling
Death Date: 1943
County of Death: Orange
State of Death: Florida