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William Renuldo "Dr. Sparks" Sparks
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1852
Nacogdoches County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1931
Nacogdoches County
Texas, USA

Father: Andrew Jackson Sparks
Mother: Mary Ann Allen
Spouse: 1st Mary Artimitia King on November 3, 1872,
2nd Levina Watkins Gardner

THE SPARKS QUARTERLY, Sept 1985, Whole No. 131, p. 2779:
DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SPARKS, (1761-1848)

"William Renuldo Sparks, son of Andrew and Mary Ann (Allen) Sparks ,was born on December 11, 1852, in Robertson County, Texas. He became afarmer but as a young man he also began a business career which lasted for many years. He obtained from a man named Young Lloyd three secret formulae for removing skin cancers. These consisted of a killing salve,a healing salve, and a blood tonic. The tonic became quite popular and was so much in demand that a drug store had it bottled and sold it over the counter for several years. In his community, William Sparks was known as "Dr. Sparks. " The secret formula remained in his family until the F.D.A. made the ingredients unavailable.


"William Renuldo Sparks was married twice. His first marriage was to Mary Artimitia King on November 3, 1872. She had been born on August 25,1848, and was a daughter of Thomas W. and Nancy A. (Allison) King,natives of Tennessee. She and William had eight children. She died on June 17, 1903. After her death, William married (2nd) Lavinia Watkins Gardner . She was born on January 20, 1866. She and William had two children. She died on November 26, 1927, and William died on April 18,1931. He was buried in the Cold Springs Cemetery." 
 
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 Parents:
  Andrew Jackson Sparks (1826 - 1857)
 
 Spouses:
  M A Sparks (1849 - 1903)
  Luvenia Watkins Sparks (1866 - 1927)
 
 Children:
  Benjamin Jackson Sparks (1876 - 1955)*
  William Allen Sparks (1889 - 1968)*
  Albert Joel Sparks (1891 - 1934)*
  John Thomas Sparks (1905 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cold Springs Cemetery
Garrison
Nacogdoches County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: twar10
Record added: Apr 12, 2009
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William Renuldo Dr. Sparks Sparks
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William Renuldo Dr. Sparks Sparks
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