Whole Number 24
In the Dec, 1957, issue of The Sparks Quarterly Whole No. 20, pp. 264-66, appeared a query submitted by Mr. Milby Porter regarding the ancestors of Albert Cyrus Sparks (1830-1915). Mrs. Porter provided information on the descendants of Albert Cyrus Sparks, but was unable to give detailed information on the children of his eldest daughter, Hester Ann (Sparks) Gross. Mrs. Porter has since learned from her cousin, Jesse Norman Gross, that Hester Ann and her husband, Francis Marion Gross, were the parents of the following children: (Correction from Queries-020)
126.96.36.199 Frankie May Gross, born April 28, 1878; died April 15, 1881, presumably in Newton County, Missouri.
188.8.131.52 Jesse Norman Gross, born November 12, 1881, in Newton County, Missouri.
184.108.40.206 Charles Orville Gross, born March 22, 1887, at Fort Scott, Kansas; died November 24, 1936, at Fort Scott, Kansas.
220.127.116.11 Nellie Matilda Gross, born January 30, 1895, at Fort Scott, Kansas.