Edward Luther Sparrow

Male 1869 - 1947


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  • Born  1869  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  24 Jan 1947  Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I19684  Virts
    Last Modified  11 Aug 2015 

    Father  James Nelson Sparrow,   b. 28 May 1826, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1907, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth C. Virts,   b. 16 Sep 1829, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1916, Sangamon County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Oct 1849  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F203  Group Sheet

    Family  Flora M. Toms,   b. 25 Jan 1870, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1967, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Sep 1892  Myersville, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Nellie Sparrow,   b. Sep 1893, Mechanicsburg, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1951, Vineland, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ray Franklin Sparrow,   b. 9 Jul 1898, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1961, Indianapolis, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F6954  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The Frederick Post, January 25, 1947

      Edward Luther Sparrow, for twenty years a resident of this city, 804 North Market street, died at the Frederick City Hospital Friday evening at 7 o'clock, after an immediate illness of one week. He was aged 77 years and a son of the late James N. and Elizabeth Virts Sparrow. He was a member of the Centennial Memorial Evangelical U. B. Church and Modern Woodmen of America. He came to Frederick from Hagerstown and operated bowling alleys at Braddock Heights and opened the Recreation Center her in partnership with the late C. G. Baker, later operating the original Arcade bowling alleys which became known as the Health Center. In 1949 he erected the new Arcade bowling center on Route 15, just north of this city. The latter enterprise was sold in 1942 to Roy L. Leatherman. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Flora Toms Sparrow; a daughter Mrs. David E. Derr, near Frederick, a son Roy S. Sparrow, Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. James Gorman, Granite City, Ill. and a granddaughter Miss Catherine Trundle, Baltimore. The body rests at the funeral home 106 East Church street from where the funeral will take place, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in Mt. Olivet cemetery. M. R. Etchison and Son, funeral directors.

  • Sources 
    1. [S663] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005;) (Reliability: 3).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ? Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880.T9, 1,454 rolls. Mechanicsburg, Sangamon, Illinois, ED 212, roll T9_249, page 381.4000, image 0163.

    2. [S1387] The Frederick News-Post, January 25, 1947.

    3. [S1335] The Frederick News, September 20, 1892, wedding announcement.