824. Columbus Calvin "C. C." Sparks was born on 7 January 1841 in Wisconsin.359 He lived in Mifflin, Iowa, Wisconsin in 1850.5 He lived in Mifflin, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States in 1860.5 Columbus lived in Platteville, Grant Co., Wisconsin in 1880.5 He died on 13 March 1910 at the age of 69 in Woodbury Co., Iowa.5 He was buried in Correctionville Cemetery, Correntionville, Woodbury Co., Iowa.231 Correctionville News, Correctionville, Iowa, March 24, 1910: Saturday evening as C.C. Sparks was returning home from town, in some manner unknown, his team became unmanageable, throwing Mr. Sparks from the wagon causing a severe blow on the head, which may have caused his death. However he could not be found until Sunday when he was lying partly under water, so just the exact cause of his death is not known. Interment was made in Correctionville Wednesday.
Columbus Calvin "C. C." Sparks and Almira Jane Blundell were married on 16 April 1872.5 Almira Jane Blundell was born in 1839 in Illinois.360 She lived in Manchester, Kingsbury, South Dakota in 1920.360 She died on 3 December 1922 at the age of 83 in Clark Co., South Dakota.361 Almira was buried in Correctionville Cemetery, Correntionville, Woodbury Co., Iowa.9 The Correctionville News, Correctionville, Iowa, 7 December 1922, page 1: The remains of Mrs. Almira J. Sparks were shipped to Correctionville, arriving here on Wednesday of this week and short funeral services were held at the Methodist Church and interment made in the Correctionville Cemetery by the side of her husband, who was killed in a runaway accident in 1910 near Anthon. Mrs. Sparks made her home in Correctionville for many years, having emigrated to this country from Wisconsin about fifty years ago and remaining here until about twelve or fifteen years ago when she left for South Dakota to make her home with her son. At the time of her death she was 84 years, 4 months and 15 days of age. She has been in good health but last week caught a slight cold. This did not seem to be bad but it later developed into pneumonia and after six days she passed away. She leaves to mourn her loss one son, C.M. Sparks of Willow Lake, South Dakota, at whose house the death occurred, and one daughter, Mrs. A.M. Davis of Iroquois, South Dakota. The remains were accompanied to Correctionville by Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Sparks and they ask us to express their thanks to all old friends and neighbors who helped them bear their sorrow.
Columbus Calvin "C. C." Sparks and Almira Jane Blundell had the following children: