Person:Arthur Sprakes (1)

m. 1895
  1. Arthur Douglas Sprakes1892 - 1966
  2. Herbert Sprakes1894 - 1975
  3. Samuel Sprakes1896 -
  4. Ruth Kathleen Sprakes1898 - 1983
  5. Dorothy Sprakes1900 -
  6. Walter Sprakes1904 - 1989
  7. Violet Sprakes1905 - 1906
  8. Marjorie Emmerson Sprakes1908 - 1994
  • HArthur Douglas Sprakes1892 - 1966
  • WHannah Murray1889 - 1959
m. 1915
  1. Sidney Graham Sprakes1916 - 2005
  2. Eva Murray Sprakes1921 - 1983
  3. George Arthur Sprakes1925 - 2011
Facts and Events
Name Arthur Douglas Sprakes
Gender Male
Birth? 21 Aug 1892 Thorne, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Marriage 1915 Doncaster (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandto Hannah Murray
Occupation[1] At retirement Wholesale Fruit and Potato Merchant
Death[1] 1 Nov 1966 Aireborough, West Riding of Yorkshire, EnglandWharfedale, Age 74 years
Burial[3] 1966 Thorne, West Riding of Yorkshire, EnglandThorne cemetary
Image Gallery
  1. 1.0 1.1 Death certificate
  2.   Yorkshire Post
    17 Dec 1935.


    Goods Removed at Night By Lorry

    Arthur D Sprakes, grocer, of Thorne, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment at Thorne Yesterday for nine breaches of the Bankruptcy Act.

    Mr F. W. Scorah (prosecuting) said Sprakes filed his petition in November 1934, disclosing liabilities of £819. His stock-in-trade was worth £5. His cash account showed an alleged loss of £1,116 for the 12 months before his bankruptcy.

    Mr Scorah alleged alleged that for many nights immediately preceding Sprakes's bankruptcy lorries went to and fro, taking goods from his business to a destination the prosecution did not know.

    Mr L. H. Brittain (for Sprakes) said he pleaded guilty. His trouble started with the industrial dispute of 1926 and continued until 1934. Through no fault of his own one of his vans was involved in an accident and a man was injured. It was found that there was no third party policy in force and Sprakes was so frightened that he lost his head.

    Yorkshire post 1935 article on Arthur's conviction relating to his bankruptcy Low resolution copy of full Yourkshire Post page
  3. Arthur and Hannah's grave