October 28, 2017

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QUERY--WILLIAM SPARKS, BORN 1850, SON OF GEORGE SPARKS



Cora Sparks Esch of Spalding, Nebraska (68665) is seeking information regarding the family of her grandfather, 44.4.12.y WILLIAM M. SPARKS, who was born March 4, 1850, somewhere in Missouri, perhaps in Jasper County. It is known that his father's name was GEORGE SPARKS who was also born in Missouri, date unknown.

William Sparks is known to have had a brother named ABRAHAM SPARKS who lived in Milian in Sullivan County, Missouri, in the early 1900's and had several sons. William Sparks married Hannah Luticia Everett in Arcola, Illinois, on June 19, 1873. She was born May 15, 1858, at Knoxville, Illinois, and died in April 1921 in Walthill, Nebraska. William Sparks died on July 2, 1935, and was buried at Walthill. They had lived in Missouri following their marriage, then had moved to Moorhead, Iowa, and finally to Nebraska. They were the parents of the following children:

44.4.12.y.1 John Allen Sparks, born August 19, 1874; died 194-(?) and was buried at Walthill, Nebraska.
44.4.12.y.2 Emma Sparks, born November 16, 1876, died December 21, 1878.
44.4.12.y.3 Lilly Mae Sparks, born September 19, 1879, died July 28, 1881.
44.4.12.y.4 Mary Ann Sparks, born September 1, 1882, died in 1962.
44.4.12.y.5 George Leroy Sparks, born June 25, 1885, died April 10, 1957.
44.4.12.y.6 Birdie Ellen Sparks, born June 25, 1888, died in January 1967.
44.4.12.y.7 Manda Capitola Sparks, born July 4, 1894.
44.4.12.y.8 Frankie Devore Sparks, born February 10, 1899, died in 1969.
George, Birdie, and Manda were born in Monona County, Iowa. Frank was born in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

[Webmaster Note: From Ancestry.com - William's father was 44.4.12 George Mote Sparks and his mother was Elizabeth Harris. See issue Whole Number 114 for additional information.



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QUERY - WILLIAM SPARKS, BORN 1850, SON OF GEORGE SPARKS

See Query above.

Cora Sparks Esch, R.R. 1, Box 77RA, Spalding, NE, 68665, continues to seek information regarding the family of her grandfather, WILLIAM SPARKS, who was born March 4, 1850, somewhere in Missouri, perhaps in Jasper County. It is known that his father's name was GEORGE SPARKS who was also born in Missouri, date unknown.

William Sparks is known to have had a brother named ABRAHAM SPARKS who lived in Milan in Sullivan County, Missouri, in the early 1900s and had several sons. William Sparks married Hannah Luticia Everett in Arcola, Illinois, on June 19, 1873. She was born May 15, 1858, at Knoxville, Illinois, and died in April 1921 in Walthill, Nebraska. William Sparks died on July 2, 1935, and was buried at Walthill. They had lived in Missouri following their marriage, then had moved to Moorhead, Iowa, and finally to Nebraska. They were the parents of the following children.

1. John Allen Sparks, born August 19, 1874; died 194-[?] and was buried at Walthill, Nebraska.
2. Emma Sparks, born November 16, 1876; died December 21, 1878.
3. Lilly Mae Sparks, born September 19, 1879; died July 28, 1881.
4. Mary Ann Sparks, born September 1, 1882; died in 1962.
5. George Leroy Sparks, born June 25, 1885; died April 10, 1957.
6. Birdie Ellen Sparks, born June 25, 1888; died in January 1967.
7. Manda Capitola Sparks, born July 4, 1894.
8. Frankie Devore Sparks, born February 10, 1899; died in 1969.

George, Birdie, and Manda were born in Monona County, Iowa. Frank was born in Missouri Valley, Iowa.



QUERY-- MINA (SPARKS) AUSTIN, 1849-1883


Carol R. Austin (Mrs. Charles W.), Garden Grove, California (92644) desires information on an ancestor of her husband's, MINA SPARKS. She was born August 7, 1849, probably in Canada. The names of her parents are not known, but it is known that the family moved to Kansas at an early day and settled at Ellsworth in Ellsworth County.

60.8.4.1.3.2.3 MINA SPARKS married John Orlando Austin, as his second wife, on November 23, 1868 (place not known). (In an undated newspaper clipping, Mina's name appears as Minnie, but it is believed that Mina was the correct spelling.) She died at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Wilford, on August 23, 1883. Her death probably occurred in Kansas, but possibly in Colorado. Her children were:

60.8.4.1.3.2.3.1 Freddie Austin, born November 14, 1869, died August 28, 1870.


60.8.4.1.3.2.3.2 Addie Maud Austin, born February 12, 1871, died October 17, 1879.
60.8.4.1.3.2.3.3 Annie Richmond Austin, born June 15, 1873, died October 19, 1874.
60.8.4.1.3.2.3.4 Charles Peck Austin, born June 9, 1875, in Detroit, Michigan; he married Florence Homes, daughter of Philip Henry and Ann E. (Tobey) Holmes on February 15, 1898, in Gardner, Kennebec County, Maine. He died on January 19, 1948, in New York.

A scrapbook in the family has references to mining stock in Buena Vista, Colorado, property lost in a Denver flood, and pictures of John O. Austin and Chief Sitting Bull; there is also a picture taken in Coffeyville, Kansas, of some Indians on their way to Washington to sign a peace treaty. Can anyone identify members of this family?

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