Whole Number 199
A number of years ago a Sparks researcher at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., reported that the earliest city directory of record for Dayton, Ohio, in which the name Sparks appears, is that for 1856-1857. The next available directory is for 1879-1880, and the third is dated 1890-1892. The Sparks entries in these three directories are:
1856-1856, p.179:Sparks, Peter. Cooper, ss Water St.9 b. Taylor & Webster.
" , Simon. Machinist, N.W.C., 3rd & Webster.
1879-1880, p.372: Sparks, Albert F. Machinist. . res. 721 E. 2nd.
" , Simon. Foreman, Woodsum Machine Co.; res. 721 E. 2nd.
1891-1892, p.697: Sparks, Frank S. Machinist; res. 60 S. June.
" , Simon. (Peering & S.); res. 60 S. June.
" , Thomas E. Carpenter; res. 1211 S. Wayne Ave.
" , W. Edward. Machinist; res. 536 E. 2nd.