SPARKE, Edward

1846 - 1924

Edward Sparke, was born at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 2 November and baptised on 13 December 1846, son of John Sparke (1812-1888), a grocer, and his wife Amelia née Moyse (1815-1901) who married at Bury St Edmund's on 13 December 1835. In 1851, a 4 year old, living at St Andrew's Street North, Tayfen Road, Bury St Edmund's with his parents, 39 year old John and 36 year old Amelia, with siblings Harriett 14, John 12, James 10, Amelia 9, Jane 7 and Henry Martin 1, they had two further daughters Elizabeth born 1853 and Selina in 1855, all born at Bury St Edmund's. He married at Debenham, Suffolk in 1875, Theresa Theobald Corner (1844-1901) and in 1881, a wine merchant's clerk, living at the Suffolk Hotel, 35 Butter Market, Bury St Edmund's with his 35[sic] year old wife Theresa, manageress of the hotel, with their son Henry Edward 4, plus staff and customers. As Mr E. Sparke, he exhibited at the Bury St Edmund's and West Suffolk Fine Art Society [q.v.] in 1882. Edward died at St Edmundsbury, Springfield Road, Gorleston, Norfolk on 22 April 1924.