Walter Sparks Measday IV (1949-2019)


Father: Walter Sparks Measday III  (1920-1998)
Mother: Jeannette Louise Ivey  (1920-1995)


Brother: Peter Schriner Measday  (1950- )
Brother: Andrew Hammond Measday  (1955- )
Brother: Charles Alexander Measday  (1956- )


Wife: Joyce Harris  (????- ) married 1971-01-02, divorced 1981-??-??.
Wife: Mary Elizabeth Land  (1959- ) married 1992-03-27 in Upper Marlboro, MD, USA.


(2nd marriage)
Step-son: Michael Jason Land  (1979- )
Step-son: David Christian Land  (1988- )
Son: Walter Sparks Measday V  (1992- )

Basic Data

Names: Sparky
Born: 1949-03-04
Place: Boston, MA, USA
Died: 2019-05-06
Buried: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD, USA


Occupation: Library of Congress
Photograph: Walter, Mrs. (Dr. Wilhelmina?) Jashemski, and an unknown third party having a dicussion at the airport prior to flying to Israel for an archaeological dig. (1972)

Birth announcement in the Baltimore Sun, 1949-03-13.

   Mr. and Mrs. Walter Measday
3d, of Cambridge, Mass., have
announced the birth of a son,
Walter Measday 4th, March 4 in
Boston. Mrs. Measday, the former
Miss Jeanne Ivey, is the daughter
of Mrs. Shriner Ivey, of this city,
and Mr. W. T. Ivey, of Buffalo.

Birth announcement in the Boston Sunday Herald, 1949-04-10.

New Citizens
   To Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sparks
Measday, 3d (Jeannette Ivey) of
Cambridge, a son, Walter Sparks
Measday, 4, at Phillips House,
March 4. Grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Measday, Jr., of
Westwood, N. J., and Mrs. Schriner
Ivey of Baltimore, Md.

Death notice - The Washington Post, May 12-16, 2019.

On Monday, May 6, 2018 (sic), age 70, of College Park, MD. Beloved son of the late Walter III and Jeannette Measday. Loving husband of Mary Measday; devoted father of sons Michael (Pauline) Land, David (Nicole) Land, Walter Measday, V, and daughter, Jomari Davis. Loving and devoted grandfather to some really amazing grandchildren, Ambrose Nmah, Michael Jr., Connor and Ayasha. Also surviving are his brothers, Peter (Lina), Alex (Debbie) and Andy (Ju), as well as many nieces and nephews. Walter served his country with honor in the U.S. Army Reserve for over 30 years, his last assignment being with the 450th Civil Affairs in Riverdale, MD. Family and friends may visit at the University Park Church of Christ, 6420 Adelphi Road, University Park, MD on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow with military honors at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Walter's name to the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839 or

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