|Birth: ||May 13, 1842|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 1913|
GG-Grandmother of my husband, Dennis Brown
NOVEMBER 7, 1913
"Mrs. Sarah Sparks died Sunday night east of Chehalis at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.E. Grimes. The funeral was held at the old home at Mossyrock, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment was in Mossyrock cemetery.
Mrs. Sarah Sparks was born in Schuyler County, Illinois, May 13, 1843. She moved with her parents to Kansas, where she met and was married to A. Sparks in 1859. To this union was born eleven daughters, nine of whom are living.
Mrs. Sparks had been a Christian for 53 years and was loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Christian church and was well known. Mrs. Sparks will be sadly missed by relatives and friends.
She leaves to mourn her loss a husband and nine daughters, who are: Mrs. Josephine Stone of Logan, New Mex.; Mrs. Anna McGhie of Everett; Mrs. Lela Scammon of Prineville, Ore.; Mrs. Emma Wilson, Mrs. May Rich and Mrs. Loda Miller, all of Mossyrock; Mrs. Effie Grimes of Chehalis; Mrs. grace Ray of Centralia, and Mrs. Verda McCandless of Raymond. Mrs. Sparks is also survived by 37 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren."
Source: The Chehalis Bee-Nugget
Note: Sarah's obit indicates that she was born in 1843, however, the date on the plaque of her tombstone shows it as 1842. Adding to the mystery, the date of her birth is shown as May 13, 1848 on the large monument marking her grave.
Researched & compiled by Virginia Brown
William Fowler (1814 - 1884)
Rebecca Elizabeth Thorton Fowler (1820 - ____)
Amaziah Robert Sparks (1832 - 1918)*
Sarah Jane Sparks Stone (1861 - 1940)*
Ella Rebecca Sparks Smith (1864 - 1892)*
Emma Frances Sparks Wilson (1866 - 1947)*
Ida Belle Sparks Bold (1869 - 1905)*
Anna Mary Sparks McGhie (1873 - 1938)*
May Zeralda Sparks Rich (1873 - 1943)*
Effie Melinda Sparks Grimes (1876 - 1964)*
Lodia Lenore Sparks Strange (1878 - 1955)*
Lelia Leona Sparks Grubbe (1880 - 1971)*
Grayce Marie Sparks Johnson (1884 - 1963)*
Martha Elverda Sparks Stevenson (1886 - 1964)*
Sarah Ann Fowler Sparks (1842 - 1913)
William Thomas Fowler (1848 - 1929)*
Maintained by: Virginia Brown
Originally Created by: Harlene Soper-Brown
Record added: May 13, 2009
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