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William Franklin SpargerAge: 83 years18821965

William Franklin Sparger
Given names
William Franklin
Birth January 4, 1882
MarriageEdna Arnold YarbourghView this family

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 16 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Birth of a daughter
#1Margaret Edna “Margie” Sparger
January 6, 1914 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#2William Allen Sparger
July 3, 1915 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 33 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 34 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 35 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 47 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 16, 1930 (Age 48 years)
Census April 22, 1940 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 59 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Myriel Hayes “Mickey” Sparger
January 10, 1949 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Frank Sparger Austell
October 23, 1951 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Sue Allen “Suzie” Sparger
July 30, 1953 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 67 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Birth of a grandson
#4John Franklin Sparger
February 22, 1960 (Age 78 years)
Death of a granddaughterSue Allen “Suzie” Sparger
July 17, 1964 (Age 82 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 63 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death May 21, 1965 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery: Lexington City Cemetery
Last change March 6, 202011:02:01

by: Barry Shemwell
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Edna Arnold Yarbourgh
Birth: February 9, 1890 33 30Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 11, 1976Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Margaret Edna “Margie” Sparger
Birth: January 6, 1914 32 23Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: May 23, 2015Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States
18 months
William Allen Sparger
Birth: July 3, 1915 33 25Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 14, 1986Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States

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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Franklin Sparger - Household

404 West Second Ave Lexington, Davidson, NC.

William F SpargerheadMW48MNCNCNCAsst. Sec. Treasury Furniture factort
Edna YarbourghwifeFW39MNCNCNC
Margaret SpargerdaughterFW16MNCNCNC
Allan SpargersonMW14SNCNCNC

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - William Franklin Sparger - Household

404 West Second Ave Lexington, Davidson, NC.

W Franklin SpargerheadMW58MNCAccountantFurniture factory
Edna YarbourghwifeFW50MNC
Margaret SpargerdaughterFW26MNCStenographerLaw Office
W Allan SpargersonMW24SNC