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Zella Florence Sparkman Shipman
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1901
Childress
Childress County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1988
Hayward
Alameda County
California, USA

Mother of five daughters. Zella's first husband William Lafayette "Boose" Montgomery 1895 - 1933 was gased in WWI, and later died from the injury. Boose was buried in Collingsworth Co., TX with his parents and siblings. Zella and Boose had 5 daughters. Dorothy Beatrice (Montgomery) Travis died 16 Mar 1949 Tatum, Lea Co., NM. Burial Lovington, Lea Co., New Mexico, in the Lovington Cemetery. Billie Merrell Montgomery Longbons, Hattie Montgomery Billideau, Betty Jane Montgomery Burris, Zella Faye Montgomery Corcoran.
Zella's marriages: Wm Montogomery, A.R. "Shortie" Medaris, Eli Percy Haralson, WM Floyd Shipman, Raymond C. Casebodt, Bill Eddington. I am not sure of the order of her husbands, and she remarried 2 of them for the second time. The father of her children was the love of her life. Then, I think it was her second marriage to Eli Percy Haralson who was a perfect mate for her too. Eli died in an explosion, while working on a car engine. Both William Montgomery and Eli Percy Haralson was from the same area as Zella in Collingsworth Co., TX. Eli and Zella and the 5 daughters of Zella's and William Montogomery moved to New Mexico because of jobs. Eli died in New Mexico but his burial was in Collingsworth Co., TX. 
 
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 Parents:
  Wesley S. Sparkman (1861 - 1939)
  Dora Alice Stephens Sparkman (1870 - 1909)
 
 Spouses:
  William Lafayette Montgomery (1895 - 1933)
  William Floyd Shipman (1903 - 1959)*
 
 Children:
  Hattie "Ophelia" Montgomery Bilodeau (1926 - 1952)*
  Zella Fay Montgomery Corcoran (1931 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  Effie Elizabeth Sparkman Greenwood (1889 - 1972)*
  Ora Etta Sparkman Wyatt (1893 - 1980)*
  Artie Lee Crooks (1894 - 1982)*
  Zella Florence Sparkman Shipman (1901 - 1988)
  Lonnie Herbert Sparkman (1903 - 1975)*
  Ollie Holbert Sparkman (1905 - 1986)*
  Baby Girl Sparkman (1908 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Mom
 
Note: SSN 525-14-8335, residence Castro Valley, CA; mmn Eddington
 
Burial:
Acacia Memorial Park
Modesto
Stanislaus County
California, USA
Plot: Tr 65 Gr 43
 
Maintained by: James Poole
Originally Created by: Ed Smith
Record added: Jul 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39000815
Zella Florence <i>Sparkman</i> Shipman
Added by: Carl and Judi
 
Zella Florence <i>Sparkman</i> Shipman
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Added by: J. Bean
 
 
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Aunt Zella had 5 daughters. A typo in the memorial.
- James Poole
 Added: Feb. 3, 2011
A wonderful women, unselfish and loving to her 4 daughters, grandson that she reared, as well as her other grandchildren. A Loving daughter and sister. We have missed her.FOREVER LOVED.
- Anita Poole
 Added: Nov. 11, 2010
 
 
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