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  • #3712

    sammarroq
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    I have finally found my paternal grandfather…yeah!:)

    I was beginning to wonder if the man actually ever existed…His name was Lloyd Lewis Sparks, he was 37, when he died…the story is just as I was told, very sad…

    Shirley

    #32582

    Greydove
    Participant

    Osiyo Shirley~ I am so happy for you!! Sorry abt the “sad part”, though. Could you post a lil more info (b&d dates, locations, etc~) so I could see if our Sparks tie in?~~I have Mary “Betsy” Sparks b 1772 Prince William VA d 1845 Nicholas Co WV (I guess it was VA, till the 1860s)~ (Civil War). I have her father & mother listed as George & Sarah (LNU) Sparks, but can’t verify when or where they were born~possibly Maryland~but at least I know they were in Prince Wm when Mary was born. Anyway~I’m so happy for you~:) ~Blessings~Greydove~^~ PS Mary m Joel Hamrick 1789 at Kesslers Cross Lanes, Nicholas Co VA. ~Way to go Shirley!!!!

    #32583

    sammarroq
    Participant

    Thanks Greydove:) I have not come across anything more than the newspaper clipping from 1959…in fact in all my searching I have not come across this particular Lloyd or his family:confused:

    Here are the names listed in the clipping: Lloyd Lewis Sparks, 37, survived by his father Hayman Sparks of Richwood, 1/2 brother Raymond Bambrick of Lewisburg, three sisters Miss Arabela Sparks of Richwood, Mable Sparks and Mary Lee Edandho of Cambridge, OH. He is buried in Cool Springs cemetery, Diana, WV. This is all I have for now, but at least I now have a place to start:)

    Shirley

    #32597

    Greydove
    Participant

    Yes, Shirley, you have something to go on. Just thought I’d let you know, I did a little digging on Ancestry.com where I have a tree, and ran across the newspaper article you refered to~I know where you’re coming from on sad~I had a similar revelation on newspaper archives abt the death of my father at a young age of 44. Anyway, I think the 1/2 bro Raymond was “Ham(b)rick”(I’ve found it spelled both ways on various recds)~which is another tie~in to my Sparks as referred to in prev. post. I was thinking, there wasn’t any descendents listed in that article for your grandfather~could he have been widowed or divorced, I wonder? I’ll keep my eyes peeled for your Sparks as I search for my lines, cause I feel ours are connected~Nicolas Co WV~must be!! Good Luck and take care~;) Grey PS~An after~thought~the article I referred to abt my father~He and Mom were divorced and I was one of five of his descendents~not mentioned in the article. He died in Yuma, AZ under suspicous circumstances. Later

    #32600

    sammarroq
    Participant

    Greydove,

    I am sorry about your father, these stories are very sad, but probably not all that uncommon for the time and place.

    I thought the same thing when I saw your Hamri(c)k surname. I do not think these commonalities mere coincidence. I would appreciate anything you come across.

    Blessings,

    Shirley

    #32634

    Ga-Nc Collins
    Participant

    That article is very good….since it listed his father also…….so it should give you a very good bump in the right direction.

    I’ll try to do some searching for you alil bit…..

    Reno Evening Gazette

    Saturday, November 10, 1956

    Apprently that newspaper has a “Hayman Sparks” listed…..I’m not sure what it has exactly…

    http://www.newspaperarchive.com/LandingPage.aspx?type=glp&search=%22hayman%20sparks%22&img=na00016541037502348_clean.html

    It may be too far off….since it appears to be a nevada newspaper…..but it is in the year 1956. maybe it’s a article about a trip this Raymond made…I don’t know……but you can check it out and see what the article is.

    #32635

    Ga-Nc Collins
    Participant

    You wouldnot believe this…but I had alot of stuff added…and then it asked me to sign back in and now I have to re add it hahahaha oh well 🙂

    Anyway hope this stuff helps…….sorry if it’s too long and takes up too much “space” on the board…..I had to rush it since it had me resign in when I tried to send it the first time lol…..but anyway maybe something in this helps you.

    ::Harvey D. (stands for Dyer?) Sparks was born December 2, 1824, probably in Lee County, Virginia, before immigrating to (Owsley County?) Kentucky.

    He married Nancy (conflicting information as to whether she was a Johnson or a Wells, leaning toward Wells at the moment).

    Harvey and Nancy Sparks appear on the 1850 Owsley County, Kentucky Census, Kentucky District. Harvey is listed as age 26, occupation is a farmer, and is originally from Virginia. Nancy is 23 and from Kentucky. They have three children: Polly, 5; Jane, 3; and Isaiah, 5 months (5/12).

    On the same page of the 1850 Owsley Census appears an Ephraim Sparks, Sr. and his wife, Charlotte, originally from North Carolina. There is also an Ephraim Sparks, Jr. and his wife, Sarah, and their daughters, Ann and Nancy. Ephraim and Sarah are from Virginia as well. In the John D. and Phoebe Spencer household, there lives a Tobias Sparks and his wife, Peggy, from Virginia. They work as farm laborers. It appears that the Sparks family settled near each other when they migrated from Virginia.

    Harvey and Nancy Sparks appear again on the 1860 Owsley County, Kentucky Census, Swiftville. Here Harvey is listed as a age 39 and a farmer, Nancy is 34, Mary A., 14; Deborah J., 13; Sarah J., 11; James, 8; America, 6; Caroline, 3; and Margaret, 1/12.

    Also mentioned on the same census sheet is a James Sparks and his family. He and his wife, Temperance, are listed as coming to Owsley from Virginia. They have five children, all born in Kentucky, Nancy, Ephraim, Cordilla, Temperance, and Evaline.

    On the 1880 Wolfe County, Kentucky Census: Sparks, Harvey 53 farmer; Nancy 50; Emily 15; Hamilton S. 11.

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/spencer/messages/7187.html::

    ::Here is what Mamaw had to say about Harvey Sparks, her grandfather:

    Family oral tradition has it that Harvey was captured by Indians (Native Americans) while traveling in Missouri. He was freed by an Indian with whom he had made friends. After Harvey was cut loose, he escaped by crossing a river with a grapevine that he tied to a tree so that he could not be followed. During his escape, he hid in hollow logs at night. He would travel by day only because he was being tracked at night only. Sometimes his former captors would come so close to him while he was hiding that he was afraid that they would hear his heart beating.

    What’s interesting about this story is that while I find no record of Harvey going to Missouri (that doesn’t mean that he didn’t), Mamaw and several of her siblings were born in Missouri. Mickleberry and America moved to Missouri (along with some other Townsends I believe) for a brief period of time in the 1880s and then moved back to Kentucky.

    Mamaw also said that Harvey’s last name what not originally Sparks. She believed it was Bellamy, but she was not sure. She only vaguely remembered that he changed it because there might have been a problem with the law, or because of the encounter with the Indians.

    I’ve pondered this story, and, on the face of it, do not believe it to be literally true. However, I wonder if it might contain a nugget of truth as passed down over the decades of memory. It sounds a lot like the story of one of Temperance Spencer’s husbands.

    Shirley Brewer Watkins, a Spencer family cousin, tells about how Frank Spencer a.k.a. Jay Morris/Marsh was from Pennsylvania, and to hide from the law he changed his identity. When he moved to Virginia, he learned that Spencer was a common name so he chose the name of Frank Spencer. When he met Temperance and married her it was an illegal ceremony because of the alias. It is not known what happened to him after the birth of their second child. Either he ran off, or he was arrested, or he died. Evidently, he told Temperance the truth before their first son was born, and then he disappeared from history. The story was handed down to her son, Franklin Marsh Spencer, who passed it on down. After Frank left, Temperance, with her father, brothers and their spouses and children moved from Virginia to Kentucky. Temperance later married John Sparks and had several more children.

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    #32636

    Ga-Nc Collins
    Participant

    BETTY ANN DUTTON

    Betty Ann Dutton, 54, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, surrounded by her

    family.

    She was born March 13, 1949, in Plain City to Hershel and Alice

    Fairchild Sparks and was predeceased by her mother; sisters, Joyce Young

    and Emma Jean Husk; brother, Earnest Ray Sparks; and sister-in-law,

    Betty Jenkins.

    She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert “Bob” Dutton; a son,

    Robert “Bobbie” (Catherine) Dutton of Woodstock; daughters, Jeanie

    (Jeff) Peterson of North Lewisburg and Sharon Strong of Marysville; six

    grandchildren, Miranda and Erika Dutton, Renee Peterson, Jessica (Bruce)

    Loudermilk and Rodney and Ellisha Strong; a great-grandson, Xavier

    Loudermilk; sisters, Eula (James) Williams of Urbana and Furn (Bob)

    Lindsey of Columbus; brothers, Larry (Phyllis) Sparks of Plain City and

    Lee Sparks of Columbus; brothers-in-law, Raymond Young of Columbus,

    Eddie Husk of Dresden, Ronnie (Sheryl) Dutton of Eagel, N.C., and Harold

    Jenkins of Urbana; a sister-in-law, Mary Katherine (Max) Russell of

    Urbana; her brothers and sisters at the House of Prayer in West Liberty;

    and her many nieces and nephews who knew her love and hugs.

    Funeral services were held Saturday at the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral

    Home in Urbana. Pastor Tom Bauh and Carol Mathy officiated and burial

    was at Fairview Cemetery in Mutual.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in

    care of the funeral home.

    SPARKS, Waymon E. of Webster Springs, died at Webster Continuous Care

    Center in Cowen, on Sunday, May 24, 1998. He was 82 years of age. He was

    born in Hacker Valley, on July 12, 1915, the son of the late James

    Sylvester and Lillie Edna Aanderson Sparks. Services were held on

    Wednesday, May 27, at 11:00 a.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in

    Webster Springs, with the Rev. Cofer Cochran, officiating. Burial was at

    the Hampton Cemetery in Buckhannon. (27 May 98)

    That above article is of interest…because the article below it was of the Squires family

    Squires, Elma Girdeen “Arlean” of Cowen, died at Charleston on Saturday,

    March 14, 1998, following a long illness. She was 76 years of age. She was

    born in Webster County on August 1, 1921, the daughter of the late Robert

    Theodore and Martha Elizabeth SANSON SMITH. Serivces were held on Tuesday,

    March 17, at the Adams Funeral Chapel in Cowen . . . Burial was at the

    W.Va. Memorial Gardens in Calvin. (18 Mar 98)

    If you don’t know about the Squires….Squires was the name of the chief of Mattamuskeet….close family of the Collins in Hyde county, NC….also a close family of “vanderMullen”.

    Christine Morton Morris Sat Apr 18 12:21:19 1998

    Home page:

    I am searching for the parents of John Marshall MORTON born In Highland Co. Va. July 21, 1850. Died at Holcomb, Nicholas,Co. July 6, 1906. Married Martha Ellen SPARKS April 12, 1874, Nicholas Co. Haven’t been able to locate any death records. Would appreciate where to find funeral home records. He is buried at Blacks Chapel Cem.

    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvnichol/queries/query9798.htm

    Mildred Kay Phillips Decker

    PINEVILLE — Mildred Kay Phillips Decker, 63, of Pineville, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2008, in Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, following a long illness.

    Born Oct. 28, 1944, at Keyrock, she was the daughter of the late Alton and Hallie Stewart Phillips.

    Mrs. Decker was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed her grandchildren, watching television, gospel music and being with family and friends.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Decker; a son, Phillip Decker; a sister, Joy Tilley; and two brothers, Leonard Phillips and Johnny Phillips.

    Survivors include a son, Danny Decker of Pineville; two daughters, Angelia Rhodes of Appomattox, Va., and Jenelle Decker of Moorehead, Ky.; a brother, Alton Phillips Jr. of Oceana; three sisters, Jenelle Sleboda of Troutville, Va., Joann Thompson of Bluefield and Judy Sparks of Pineville; and seven grandchildren.

    A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Mrs. Decker’s name to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802, or American Cancer Society, 301 RHL Blvd., Suite 6, Charleston, WV 25309.

    Online guest book may be signed at http://www.calfeefuneralservice.com or e-mail condolences to the Decker family at calfeefuneralservice.com.

    Calfee Funeral Service of Pineville is serving the Decker family.

    Helen M. Sparks Fields (1922-2008)

    Helen Sparks Fields went to her final resting place on Oct. 25, 2008, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Helen was born in Greenup County, Ky., to Arthur and Eliza Sloas Sparks. She was a long time resident of Ashland, Ky., where she worked many years at the Beverly Shop. She moved to St. Petersburg in 1969 where she was head of housekeeping at St. Anthony’s Hospital until she retired in 1991.

    She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority, where she held many offices. She was also a Kentucky colonel.

    Helen leaves behind three daughters, Linda Wilmoth of St. Petersburg, Jeannie Waugh (David) of Catlettsburg and Shirley Layne (Charles) of Russell; and one son, Jim (Donna) Fields of Seminole, Fla. She had nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

    A memorial service will be held in Florida at a later date.

    SPARKS

    CLEMMONS — Mr. Alva K. Sparks Jr., 52, of Clemmons went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 22, 2008, while surrounded by his family. He was born in Richwood, W.Va., on Nov. 12, 1955, to Alva K. and Genevieve Herron Sparks. Mr. Sparks was a member of Crestview Baptist Church and employed with Kurz Transfer Products. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; and a nephew, Gregory Allen Sparks Jr. Mr. Sparks is survived by his loving wife, Donna Hutchins Sparks; a son, Joshua Shane Sparks; a stepson, Scotty Hutchins, and wife Tyler; three stepdaughters, Kimberly, Brandy and Amanda Hutchins; his parents; a brother, Gregory Allen Sparks; and a nephew, Ryan Allen Sparks and wife Jeannie and son Jason. A funeral was conducted Wednesday, June 25, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel, with Pastor Ottis Hurst officiating. Burial will take place at West Virginia Memorial Gardens in Calvin, W.Va. The family would like to send a special thanks to his very special mother-in-law, Mary Parrish; to the staff and doctors of Hospice; and to all of his wonderful friends, neighbors and “guys at the plant” for all of their support. Online condolences may be made at http://www.hayworth-miller.com.

    Azel Sparks

    Ms. Azel Sparks passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in Tulsa, Okla.

    Born Feb. 13, 1922, in Sprigg, W.Va., to William Albert and Ollie Marie (Stafford) Crum.

    She was of Christian faith having been baptized on May 1, 1949. She taught school for several years in Greenbrier County, W.Va., before moving to Chicago, Ill. There she worked for Deringer Manufacturing for almost 30 years before retiring to Huntsville, Ala.

    Preceded in death by her parents and husband, Hazel Willis Sparks, in 1968; two brothers and one sister.

    Survived by children, Harold (Charlotte) Sparks of Virginia, Helen Bowman (Coweta, Okla.), James Sparks (Kathy) of Oklahoma, Bill Sparks (Laurie) of Minnesota; Glenna Zoerink (Mike) of Eureka Springs, Ark., sisters Virginia Peters and Augusta White of Alabama, brother Charles Crum of Illinois, many nieces and nephews, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also granny to “boomer” and “candy.”

    Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at Moore’s Southlawn in Tulsa, Okla.

    Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Rainelle. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. today, Oct. 27, 2008, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Rainelle.

    You can share memories at http://www.moorefuneral.com.

    Condolences may be sent to Ms. Helen Bowman, 524 Bixby, Coweta, OK 74429, or Ms. Glenna Zoerink, 682 Lake Forest Drive, Eureka Springs, AR 72631.

    Donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society or the church of your choice as long as they provide assistance to senior citizens or unwed mothers.

    Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Inc. of Rainelle.

    #32642

    sammarroq
    Participant

    Wow Joseph, thanks for the info…will take me some time to go through it all:) Thanks for posting.

    Shirley

    #32646

    Ga-Nc Collins
    Participant

    your welcome.

    I’m up to 390 people on my family tree thus far 🙂

    I’ve been real busy last few months…I’m working on a way to have all the descendants no longer argu….I’m working on a common ground thing…..

    I’ve got some big things planned in the future for the Saponi descendants also 🙂

    Hopefully what I’m working on will work out…..something thats common ground that all can agree on.

    #32682

    sammarroq
    Participant

    Greydove wrote: Osiyo Shirley~ I am so happy for you!! Sorry abt the “sad part”, though. Could you post a lil more info (b&d dates, locations, etc~) so I could see if our Sparks tie in?~~I have Mary “Betsy” Sparks b 1772 Prince William VA d 1845 Nicholas Co WV (I guess it was VA, till the 1860s)~ (Civil War). I have her father & mother listed as George & Sarah (LNU) Sparks, but can’t verify when or where they were born~possibly Maryland~but at least I know they were in Prince Wm when Mary was born. Anyway~I’m so happy for you~:) ~Blessings~Greydove~^~ PS Mary m Joel Hamrick 1789 at Kesslers Cross Lanes, Nicholas Co VA. ~Way to go Shirley!!!!

    Hey Hey Greydove:) Made another breakthrough…see if you can tie this into you tree…I found Hayman by looking for his stepson Raymond:) Apparently Hayman went by his middle name, his first starting withing Z. I will continue searching….blessings, Shirley

    Raymond Hamrick

    Home in 1930: Richwood, Nicholas, West Virginia

    Age: 17

    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1913

    Birthplace: West Virginia

    Relation to Head of House: Stepson

    Mother’s Name: Dessie

    Race: White

    Household Members: Name Age

    Z H Sparke 50

    Dessie Sparke 39

    Arthelia Sparke 10

    Loyd Sparke 8

    Marylee Sparke 8/12

    Raymond Hamrick 17

    #32691

    Greydove
    Participant

    Hey Shirley, Thats great news! I’m trying to connect our Sparks and now Hamricks. I found a Haymond Sparks on a census, but the spelling isn’t exact~Hayman/Haymond? That’s not unusual though from what I understand the census takers changed spellings and other things such as race, etc. If it is the same as your forefather, I traced him back to George and Sarah Sparks. I’ll keep looking and post what I find~ Good luck to you too!! 🙂 Greydove

    #32692

    sammarroq
    Participant

    Greydove wrote: Hey Shirley, Thats great news! I’m trying to connect our Sparks and now Hamricks. I found a Haymond Sparks on a census, but the spelling isn’t exact~Hayman/Haymond? That’s not unusual though from what I understand the census takers changed spellings and other things such as race, etc. If it is the same as your forefather, I traced him back to George and Sarah Sparks. I’ll keep looking and post what I find~ Good luck to you too!! 🙂 Greydove

    Way to go on the spelling variation:) I found Haymond on the 1900 census. My grandfather Lloyd’s middle name is Lewis as is Haymond’s brother? Looks like Nathan is the father…I also found WWII draft card…though the bd is 1878…he is listed as W, Brown eyes, hair and dark complexion. Looks like in 1920 he was a boarder of the Gaff family, though his bd is 1888, I think these maybe typos…how many Haymond Sparks could be in Richwood, WV?…if you’ve ever been there…you know what I mean…lol.

    I will see what else I can dig up:)

    Shirley

    Name Age

    Nathan W Sparks 56

    Haymond Sparks 20

    Scott Sparks 18

    Lewis Sparks 13

    #32693

    stacey.23
    Participant

    Hi,

    You guys are right on track with Nathan being his father. Here is some more that I found…

    West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970

    Name: Lloyd Lewis Sparks

    Death date: 12 Sep 1959

    Death place: Richwood, Nicholas, West Virginia

    Gender: Male

    Age at death: 37 years

    Birth date: 01 Mar 1922

    Birth place: West Virginia

    Marital status: Single

    Spouse name:

    Father name: Haymond Sparks

    Father birth place:

    Mother name: Dessie Mcelwain

    Mother birth place:

    Occupation: Common Labor

    Street address:

    Residence:

    Cemetery name: Cool Springs Cem.

    Burial place:

    Burial date: 15 Sep 1959

    Film number: 495641

    Digital GS number: 4228462

    Image number: 641

    Reference number: v 4 p 158

    Source: County Records

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    West Virginia Births 1853-1930

    Name: Haymond Sparks

    Birth date: 28 Jul 1878

    Birth place: Nicholas, West Virginia

    Gender: Male

    Father name: Nathan H. Sparks

    Father birth place:

    Age of father:

    Mother name: Lucinda

    Mother birth place:

    Mother age:

    Christening date:

    Christening place:

    Paternal grandfather name:

    Maternal grandfather name:

    Paternal grandmother name:

    Maternal grandmother name:

    Death date:

    Age at death:

    Film number: 494314

    Digital GS number: 4228464

    Image number: 123

    Reference number:

    Source: County Records

    Found this marriage, not sure if him or not, but…

    West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970

    Groom name: Haymond Sparks

    Groom age:

    Groom estimated birth year:

    Groom birth date:

    Groom birth place:

    Bride name: Ora Parsons

    Bride age:

    Bride estimated birth year:

    Bride birth date:

    Bride birth place:

    Event type: Marriage

    Marriage date: 1915

    Marriage place: Nicholas, West Virginia, United States

    Father of groom name:

    Mother of groom name:

    Father of bride name:

    Mother of bride name:

    Marital status:

    Groom previous wife name:

    Bride marital status:

    Bride previous husband name:

    Film number: 495644

    Digital GS number: 4226393

    Image number: 00552

    Reference number:

    Source: County Records

    West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970

    Groom name: Haymond John Sparks

    Groom age:

    Groom estimated birth year:

    Groom birth date:

    Groom birth place:

    Bride name: Dessie Mcelwain

    Bride age:

    Bride estimated birth year:

    Bride birth date:

    Bride birth place:

    Event type: Marriage

    Marriage date: 1920

    Marriage place: Nicholas, West Virginia, United States

    Father of groom name:

    Mother of groom name:

    Father of bride name:

    Mother of bride name:

    Marital status:

    Groom previous wife name:

    Bride marital status:

    Bride previous husband name:

    Film number: 495645

    Digital GS number: 4226394

    Image number: 00319

    Reference number:

    Source: County Records

    West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970

    Name: John Haymond Sparks

    Death date: 08 Apr 1961

    Death place: Richwood, Nicholas, West Virginia

    Gender: Male

    Age at death: 82 years

    Birth date: 28 Jul 1878

    Birth place: West Virginia

    Marital status: Widowed

    Spouse name:

    Father name: Nathan Sparks

    Father birth place:

    Mother name: Lucinda Rader

    Mother birth place:

    Occupation: Mill Worker

    Street address:

    Residence:

    Cemetery name: Cool Springs Cem.

    Burial place:

    Burial date: 10 Apr 1961

    Film number: 495641

    Digital GS number: 4228462

    Image number: 641

    Reference number: v 4 p 158

    Source: County Records

    West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970

    Name: Dessie Sparks

    Death date: 16 Jun 1959

    Death place: Richwood, Nicholas, West Virginia

    Gender: Female

    Age at death: 69 years

    Birth date: 20 Jan 1890

    Birth place: West Virginia

    Marital status: Married

    Spouse name:

    Father name: Tom Mcelwain

    Father birth place:

    Mother name: Rebecca Schrader

    Mother birth place:

    Occupation: Housewife

    Street address:

    Residence:

    Cemetery name: Cool Springs Cem.

    Burial place:

    Burial date: 18 Jun 1959

    Film number: 495641

    Digital GS number: 4228462

    Image number: 641

    Reference number: v 4 p 158

    Source: County Records

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    West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970

    Groom name: Nathan H Sparks

    Groom age:

    Groom estimated birth year:

    Groom birth date:

    Groom birth place:

    Bride name: Lucinda Rader

    Bride age:

    Bride estimated birth year:

    Bride birth date:

    Bride birth place:

    Event type: Marriage

    Marriage date: 1874

    Marriage place: Nicholas, West Virginia, United States

    Father of groom name:

    Mother of groom name:

    Father of bride name:

    Mother of bride name:

    Marital status:

    Groom previous wife name:

    Bride marital status:

    Bride previous husband name:

    Film number: 495643

    Digital GS number: 4226392

    Image number: 00114

    Reference number:

    Source: County Records

    Other children listed in West Virginia Births 1853-1930 for Nathan H. Sparks and Lucinda…

    Lewis Sparks born 31 Jan 1887 in Nicholas, West Virginia

    Scott Sparks born 04 Oct 1879 in Nicholas, West Virginia

    1880 Federal Census:

    Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace

    Nathan H. SPARKS Self M Male W 35 WV Farmer WV WV

    Lucinda SPARKS Wife M Female W 34 WV Keeps House WV WV

    Walter SPARKS Son S Male W 4 WV WV WV

    Raymond SPARKS Son S Male W 2 WV WV WV

    Scott SPARKS Son S Male W 1 WV WV WV

    ——————————————————————————–

    Source Information:

    Census Place Hamilton, Nicholas, West Virginia

    Family History Library Film 1255410

    NA Film Number T9-1410

    Page Number 93D

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    Also found a sister for Dessie…

    West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970

    Name: Clara Virginia Caldwell

    Death date: 11 Feb 1953

    Death place: Richwood, Nicholas, West Virginia

    Gender: Female

    Age at death: 58 years 6 months 21 days

    Birth date: 20 Jul 1894

    Birth place: Diana, West Virginia

    Marital status: Married

    Spouse name:

    Father name: Thomas Mcelwain

    Father birth place:

    Mother name: Rebecca Schrader

    Mother birth place:

    Occupation: Housewife, Home

    Street address:

    Residence:

    Cemetery name: Cool Springs

    Burial place:

    Burial date: 13 Feb 1953

    Film number: 495641

    Digital GS number: 4228462

    Image number: 460

    Reference number: v 3 p 26

    Source: County Records

    West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970

    Name: Thos. S. Mcelwain

    Death date: 04 Nov 1899

    Death place: Webster Co., West Virginia

    Gender: Male

    Age at death: 48 years 8 months 19 days

    Birth date: 15 Feb 1851

    Birth place:

    Marital status: Married

    Spouse name: Rebecca E. Mcelwain

    Father name: Andrew Mcelwain

    Father birth place:

    Mother name: Margaret A. Mcelwain

    Mother birth place:

    Occupation: Farmer

    Street address:

    Residence:

    Cemetery name:

    Burial place:

    Burial date:

    Film number: 593538

    Digital GS number: 4229090

    Image number: 23

    Reference number: v 2 p 39

    Source: County Records

    I am not sure if this is the correct Rebecca, but…

    West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970

    Name: Rebecca F. Mcelwain

    Death date: 24 Dec 1908

    Death place: Webster Springs, Webster, West Virginia

    Gender: Female

    Age at death: 43 years

    Birth date: 1865

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    Marital status: Married

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    Occupation: Housewife

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    Film number: 593538

    Digital GS number: 4229090

    Image number: 46

    Reference number: v 2 p 85

    Source: County Records

    Hope this helps,

    Stacey

    #32694

    stacey.23
    Participant

    Here’s another one…

    U.S. Social Security Death Index

    Name: Raymond Hamrick

    Birth date: 24 Jun 1912

    Death date: May 1981

    Last residence: Greenbrier, West Virginia

    Zip code last residence: 24902

    Last benefit:

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    Social security number: 233-16-2565

    Issued: West Virginia

    Source of death record: 51

    Age at death: 69

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