|Birth: ||Sep. 10, 1879|
|Death: ||May 11, 1972|
Evert E. Sparks, retired Alberta farmer and legislator, died Thursday, May 11, 1972 in Chester, Mont. He was 92.
Born in Mound Valley, Kansas, Sept. 10, 1879, Sparks was educated in Kansas schools. He attended business college in Portland, Oregon and worked in Lewiston, Idaho, until 1910 when he moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta, to homestead. He married the former Jimmie L. Craven in Everett, Washington on July 10, 1910 and the couple farmed in Alberta until his retirement in 1944, when they moved to Thayer, Kansas. His wife preceded him in death in 1945, and Sparks came to Montana in 1956 and made his home with a daughter in Inverness until 1963, when he moved into the Liberty County Nursing Home in Chester.
Sparks was elected to the Alberta legislature in 1921 and served for nine years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Order of Eastern Star in Thayer, Kansas, and he belonged to the United Farmers of Alberta. He was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors indude his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Peterson, Inverness; a son, Edward, Sacramento, Calif; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. J. R. Gordon, Calgary, Alta.
Funeral service and interment were in Thayer, Kansas.
Joel Washington Sparks (1852 - 1920)
Adelaide Stevenson Sparks (1855 - 1934)
James Lewis Craven Sparks (1873 - 1945)
Wilma Loween Sparks Abel (1911 - 1969)*
Edward E Sparks (1916 - 2008)*
Margaret [Sparks] Peterson (1918 - 2001)*
Cora B Sparks (1878 - 1947)*
Everet Ellsworth Sparks (1879 - 1972)
Earl Stevenson Sparks (1880 - 1947)*
Lewis Guy Sparks (1883 - 1963)*
Lulu Ann Sparks (1884 - 1941)*
Created by: Phil Abel
Record added: Feb 12, 2010
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