SPARKE, Kate Adeliza

1864 - 1939

Kate Adeliza Sparke, was born at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 27 November 1864 and baptised Adeliza Kate on 12 January 1865, second daughter of George Sparke, a turner, and his second wife Elizabeth née Cooper, who married at Bury St Edmund's in 1860, George's first wife was Assenath née Mott (1832-1857), who married at Bury St Edmund's in 1854 and had a son Frederick born on 13 December 1857. In 1881, Kate was a 15 year old scholar, living at 77 Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmund's with her parents, 50 year old George and 46 year old Elizabeth, who were both born at Clare, Suffolk, with sibling sister Isabella A. 19. As Miss K. Sparke, Bury, was highly commended for her sketch 'Clay Hall, Fornham' at the Bury & West Suffolk Art Society [q.v.] exhibition held at the Town Hall, Bury St Edmund's in 1886. As Adelina Kate Sparke, she married at Bury St Edmund's in 1889, Edward Crook and they moved to Norwich. In 1891, a 26 year old wife, living at Mill Road Hill, Norwich with her 29 year old husband Edward, a bank clerk, and their newly born son George Gustavus. In 1911, with Edward now a bank manager, they were living at 190 Unthank Road, Norwich with the addition of a daughter 13 year old Irene Gwendoline. In 1939, a widow, living at 26 Christchurch Road, Norwich with two other ladies. As Adeliza Kate Crook, she was of 26 Christchurch Road when she died at 212 Thorpe Road, Norwich on 10 November, aged 74.