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Subject:Re: Benjamin Sparks 1778 - 1851
Post Date:March 28, 2005 at 08:44:34
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Acutally Benjamin Franklin Sparks was just a month short of 92 years when he died in Sep 1927. There are variations on the exact day:

Pension file gives death date as 20 Sep 1927, but obit in
Farmersburg News (Sullivan Co., IN), Thursday, 22 Sep 1927 says he died the previous Friday which would have been the 16th.

BENJAMIN F. SPARKS
Benjamin F. Sparks, a Civil War veteran, age 92 years, died Friday evening at 10:45 of diseases incidental old age, at the home of Mrs. Hannah Collins. Mr. Sparks suffered a broken hip a few years ago and since that time has been an invalid.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at the Collins home by Elder W.W. Adamson, and burial took place at Second Prairie Creek cemetery.