Sparks, John, 1843-1908

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Lone Pine Copper Mining Company. Lone Pine Copper Mining Company records, 1906-1907. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Sparks, B. Abbott, 1919-. Papers, 1843-2004. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
referencedIn Young, James A. (James Albert), 1937-. James A. Young papers, 1902-1984. Nevada State Historical Society
creatorOf Sparks, John, (1843-1908:Sparks). Executive Records 1903-1908 Nevada State Library, Division of State Archives
creatorOf Sparks, John, 1843-1908. John Sparks papers, 1904-1907. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Wildes, Frank L., 1859-1926. Frank L. Wildes papers, 1901-1910. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Reno Kindergarten Association (Reno, Nev.). Reno Kindergarten Association records, 1896-1923. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Sparks, John, (1843-1908:Sparks). Executive Records 1903-1908 Nevada State Library, Division of State Archives
creatorOf Sparks, John, 1843-1908. John Sparks dictation, [1885?]. UC Berkeley Libraries
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associatedWith Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918. person
associatedWith Dake, H. H. person
associatedWith Lone Pine Copper Mining Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Nevada corporateBody
associatedWith Nevada Amalgamated Mining, Milling, and Leasing Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Nevada-Goldfield Mining, Milling and Smelting Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Nevada Governor (1903-1908:Sparks) corporateBody
associatedWith Nevada State Board of Sheep Commissioners corporateBody
associatedWith Nevada State Police corporateBody
associatedWith New Amsterdam Securities Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Newlands, Francis G. 1848-1917 corporateBody
associatedWith Reno Kindergarten Association (Reno, Nev.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rossevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 corporateBody
associatedWith Sparks, John, (1843-1908:Sparks) person
associatedWith Stubbs, Joseph Edward, 1850-1914 corporateBody
associatedWith Wildes, Frank L., 1859-1926. person
associatedWith Yerington, J.A. corporateBody
associatedWith Young, James A. (James Albert), 1937- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Thousand Springs Valley (Nev.)
Nevada
Goldfield (Nevada)
Nebraska
Wyoming
Texas
United States
Virginia
Nevada
Sparks (Nev.)
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Comanche Indians
Reclamation of land
Mining corporations
Labor disputes
Pneumonia
Texas longhorns
Gambling
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Birth 1843-08-30

Death 1908-05-22

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