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Keith L SPARK

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NSW Birth 5547/1906 SPARK KEITH L - JAMES S - ELIZABETH W - MOSMAN

Grandfather's death:

SPARK James Lyon Death notice 01DEC1903 Death late of Mosman SMH 03DEC1903

The middle initial is probably L for Lyon but there are errors in the index.

Looking for a marriage ? and death for Keith L.


Might be difficult ruling these out if both born in early 1920s.

Keith Moxey Spark 1949 New South Wales Parramatta

Keith Moxey Spark 1968 New South Wales Berowra


Keith William Spark 1949 Victoria Batman

Keith William Spark 1972 Victoria diamond valley
 

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Keith's parents:

1913 NSW Electoral Roll - MIDDLE HARBOUR - MOSMAN EAST POLLING-PLACE
2177 SPARK Elizabeth Warren, 20 Muston-street, domestic duties
2179 SPARK James Sydney, 20 Muston-street, accountant


This suggests Keith didn't die young:

The Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 13 August 1947 p.26
DEATHS
SPARK, Elizabeth Warren.-August 8, 1947, (suddenly) at her residence, Centennial Avenue, Chatswood, relict of the late James Sydney Spark, and loved mother of Clarence, Phyllis (Mrs Kain), Keith and Dorothy (Mrs Jones). Privately interred.
 

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An older brother:

The Sydney Morning Herald - Saturday 6 April 1968 p.96
FUNERALS
SPARK.-The Relatives and Friends of the late CLARENCE LYON SYDNEY SPARK, of Cremorne, are kindly invited to attend his Funeral, to leave the Chapel of Allen Matthews, 100 Glover Street, Cremorne Junction, This Day (Saturday), after service commencing at 9 a.m., for the Presbyterian Cemetery, Rookwood.
ALLEN MATTHEWS PTY. LTD., Cremorne Junction.

Can't find burial on Independent Rookwood site.
 

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So this can be discounted as a relative :rolleyes:

James Lyon Spark
Inquest Date: 2 Dec 1903
Inquest Location: Hospital For Insane;Gladesville
Death Place: For Insime;Gladesville
Age: 59
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Birth Place: New Zealand
 

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So this can be discounted as a relative :rolleyes:

James Lyon Spark
Inquest Date: 2 Dec 1903
Inquest Location: Hospital For Insane;Gladesville
Death Place: For Insime;Gladesville
Age: 59
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Birth Place: New Zealand
Thanks Geoff.

No, that is the grandfather, late of Mosman but death registered in Ryde which is where that hospital was located.

Death 15625/1903 SPARK JAMES L - ALEXANDER - JANE - RYDE

The NZ bit is new to me. No reg in NZ 1840-1850.

I've not looked in TROVE yet for that death notice or the inquest.
 

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Marriage notice for James Lyon

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (about)
Saturday 12 January 1867

On the 2nd instant, at the residence of the bride's parent, by
the Rev. J. H. Johnson, B.A., at Glen Innes, JAMES LYON SPARKE, eldest son of Alexander Sparke, of Sydney, to ELIZABETH WARD, daughter of Mrs. PEPPERCORN, of Glen Innes.
 

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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)
Wednesday 23 February 1876
THE FRIENDS of Mr. ALEXANDER SPARK are invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved WIFE, Jane Spark ; to move from her late residence, Rose-street, Darlington, THIS (Wednesday) AFTERNOON, at a quarter-past 2 o'clock, for the Necropolis. J. and G.
 

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Thanks gibbo.

Rookwood:

Presbyterian 5 0000850 SPARK JANE 23 Feb 1876

Presbyterian 3A 0001780 SPARK JAMES LYON 01 Dec 1903

Presbyterian 3A 0001780 SPARK ELIZABETH 06 Feb 1925

Can't see Alexander.
 
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I saw the Grafton one but it's a long way from Mosman and Ryde and Hunters Hill.


SPARK Jane Death notice 22FEB1876 Death 65 late of Darlington Sydney Morning Herald 23FEB1876

SPARK Alexander Death notice 03JUN1879 Death 73 late of Grafton Sydney Morning Herald 06JUN1879

SPARK.-June 3, at his residence, Grafton, Alexander Spark, aged 73.

One tree has it as a 'possible' death for Alexander.
 
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Thanks gibbo. But is it the right one. Why Grafton?

As well as the possible death the tree has a 'possible' birth in Scotland. :biggrin:

It's a wonder the 1844 NZ birth is also not listed as a possible.
 

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Good find gibbo. :)

A long voyage:

Voyage Information:
Captain Thomas Bacon commander, William Henry Kater surgeon superintendent. Emigrants embarked at Blackwell 29 April 1842, sailed from Gravesend 1 May 1842. Arrived Nelson 22 August 1842, emigrants landed 23 August. Voyage 96 days land to land. First vessel to sail from London to Nelson direct

Age for one at Grafton fits but why Grafton? Born 1806 or 1807.

Curious that tree has no death for Jane and that one is easy to find. Darlington is between Camperdown and Redfern (inner Sydney).
 
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Im confused :confused:

NSW birth index
V1844422 31A/1844 SPARK JAMES L ALEXANDER JANE
V18476225 45C/1847 SPARK ELIZABETH B ALEXANDER JANE
V18496697 45C/1849 SPARK ANNE ALEXANDER JANE
V18527065 45C/1852 SPARK ALEXANDER ALEXANDER JANE

Name: James Lyon Spark
Christening Date: 08 Apr 1846
Christening Place: St. Lawrence Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth Date: 27 Nov 1844
Birthplace:
Father's Name: Alexander Spark
Mother's Name: Jane

Im wondering if he was born in New Zealand and his birth reg. in NSW :confused:
 

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Hi Dave,

The Canadian Voters List has a Keith Lyon Spark.

1935 - Montreal Quebec

Last entry on the voters list for Keith.

1974

Keith L Spark - Retired
Gabrielle Spark housewife

Electoral district Vancouver Quadra

Death

Keith Lyon Spark - Birth year about 1906
Death date 23 Dec 1981
Vancouver

Canadian Arrivals

Keith Lyon Spark
Birth year abt 1906
Birth place Australia
Age 18
Date of arrival Oct 1924
Port of arrival Quebec
Port of departure Sydney
Ships name Niagra

Death - Vancouver - 18 Feb 1986 - Gabrielle Spark - age 75 - born about 1911
 
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Im confused :confused:

NSW birth index
V1844422 31A/1844 SPARK JAMES L ALEXANDER JANE
V18476225 45C/1847 SPARK ELIZABETH B ALEXANDER JANE
V18496697 45C/1849 SPARK ANNE ALEXANDER JANE
V18527065 45C/1852 SPARK ALEXANDER ALEXANDER JANE

Name: James Lyon Spark
Christening Date: 08 Apr 1846
Christening Place: St. Lawrence Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth Date: 27 Nov 1844
Birthplace:
Father's Name: Alexander Spark
Mother's Name: Jane

Im wondering if he was born in New Zealand and his birth reg. in NSW :confused:
Thanks gibbo.

I can look those up on film at the local library next week. It records the place of baptism but not the place of birth. It will be the odd one out if it mentions NZ.

If we assume he was born in NZ and baptised in Sydney then we might be able to find the shipping record.
 
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