Sparks, John, 1843-1908

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Dates:
Birth 1843-08-30
Death 1908-05-22

Biographical notes:

Nevada rancher; mining company official; governor of Nevada (1903-1908).

From the description of John Sparks papers, 1904-1907. (Nevada State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 166428697

"Honest John" Sparks was a native of Mississippi, born August 30,1843. Before coming to Nevada he embarked in the Cattle business in Texas and Wyoming. He became a rancher in Elko County and later bought the Alamo ranch near Reno where he lived during his term as governor. He was elected governor on the Silver-Democrat ticket in 1902 and re-elected in 1906, commuting to Carson City on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. He died in office May 22, 1908.

From the description of Executive Records 1903-1908 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81480359

Sparks was governor of Nevada, 1903-1908.

From the description of John Sparks dictation, [1885?]. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 26111001

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Subjects:

  • Comanche Indians
  • Reclamation of land
  • Mining corporations
  • Labor disputes
  • Pneumonia
  • Texas longhorns
  • Gambling

Occupations:

  • Governors--Nevada

Places:

  • Thousand Springs Valley (Nev.) (as recorded)
  • Nevada (as recorded)
  • Goldfield (Nevada) (as recorded)
  • Nebraska (as recorded)
  • Wyoming (as recorded)
  • Texas (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Nevada (as recorded)
  • Sparks (Nev.) (as recorded)