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Era Sparkman
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Birth: Sep. 6, 1890
Death: Dec. 5, 1978

Era Stephenson was born Sept. 6, 1890, twin sisters with Vera Stephenson, in Bedford County. Their parents were Daniel Spencer and Thania Prudence (Stallings) Stephenson. She married William Arnie Sparkman with a license issued on Aug. 19, 1905, according Madison County, Ala., marriage records. The 1900 census shows Arnie working at a cotton mill and Era working as a housekeeper at a boarding house. They had two children: William Elmer, 3; and Homer, 11 months. Also in the Sparkmans' household was Era's sister Lula (Stephenson) Damron and her husband Will. Arnie Sparkman had been born Aug. 19, 1886 in Hazel Green, Ala., according to his World War I registration on June 5, 1917. The registration indicates he and Era had three children at that point. Arnie died just a few weeks later, June 26, 1917 and is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Ala., according to findagrave.com. The 1920 Census shows the widowed Era living in Madison County with Elizabeth, 12 (this appears to be a mistaken listing of son William); Homer, 10; and Edith, 3. Era's brother Clyde also was living with them. Both siblings were working on a farm. In 1930, Era lived in Madison County with sons William and Homer and daughter Edith, along with William's wife Eunice and Era's brother Clyde. Homer, William listed as Elmer Eunice and Clyde all worked at the cotton mill. I have not located Era in the 1940 Census. She died Dec. 5, 1978 in Madison County and is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery, according to the state Death and Burials index and findagrave.com.
-- Submitted by Mike Stephenson, second cousin, four times removed of Era (Stephenson) Sparkman 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Spencer Stephenson (1848 - 1930)
  Thania Prudence Stallings Stephenson (1851 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Arnie Sparkman (____ - 1917)
 
 Children:
  William Elmer Sparkman (1907 - 1967)*
  Homer H. Sparkman (1909 - 1992)*
 
 Siblings:
  Martha Ellen Stephenson Paschal (1870 - 1955)*
  Nora Stephenson (1872 - 1948)*
  Joseph Hamble Stephenson (1874 - 1880)*
  William Asbury Stephenson (1878 - 1878)*
  Lula Mae Stephenson Greenwood (1879 - 1945)*
  Alexander Stephenson (1882 - 1900)*
  Gertie Odell (1884 - 1944)*
  Sallie Rebecca Stephenson Hicks (1886 - 1978)*
  Era Sparkman (1890 - 1978)
  Vera Stephenson Lamb (1890 - 1975)*
  Emma Allene Justice (1893 - 1965)*
  Henry Clyde Stephenson (1893 - 1965)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maple Hill Cemetery
Huntsville
Madison County
Alabama, USA
Plot: Block 106, Lot 203
 
Created by: Jason Presley
Record added: Jan 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13152686
Era Sparkman
Added by: Jason Presley
 
Era Sparkman
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- TOM RAMBY
 Added: May. 8, 2015
 
 
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