Ancestry Research

I have been doing ancestry research as an on-again, off-again hobby for several years. This section is where I share any interesting discoveries or profiles of people that I have uncovered during my research. The majority of my research is through online databases. I use a variety of sources depending on the person that I am researching.

Henry St. Clair Sparks

My Great Great-Grandfather. A Canadian immigrant who built a fortune in real estate in Minnesota, founded Northwestern National Life Insurance company, and took his entrepreneurial spirit to Los Angeles. During his lifetime, Henry would marry three different times and sire eight sons and four daughters. He lived through the Schoolhouse Blizzard of 1888 and saw Los Angeles grow from a city of 50,000 people to over 300,00 by the time of his death.