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Robert Lawrence Sparks
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Birth: May 3, 1874
Brookville
Jefferson County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 12, 1954
Leavenworth
Chelan County
Washington, USA

R. L. SPARKS PIONEER FRUIT RANCHER PASSES AWAY

Robert L. Sparks passed away in the Leavenworth hospital Wednesday at the age of 80.

He was born May 3, 1874 in Brookville, Pennsylvania. He grew to manhood in Pennsylvania and came west to Washington in 1897. He lived on the west side for a while and came to Leavenworth where he was a salesman for the Great Northern Lumber Company for several years.

He married Ellen Ryan November 15, 1921 in Portland, Oregon. Following their marriage they came to Peshastin in 1921 and operated a fruit ranch there until 1946 when they moved to Leavenworth.

Surviving are his wife, Ellen; two daughters, Mrs. Bruce Taylor of Puyallup and Mrs. Albert Miller of Hollywood, California; one son, Howard Sparks, Bellingham; three grandchildren; one brother, D. D. Sparks, Colorado; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Jordan, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Flora Dolling, Oregon, Mrs. Dolly Jordon of Oklahoma.

Funeral services for Mr. Sparks will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Kuelbs and Braun Funeral Chapel in Cashmere, Rev. Max Wills officiating. During the services Mrs. John Horey will sing accompanied by Lethal Main. Burial will be in the Cashmere Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be John McCoy, Henry Woldtvet, Herb Dye, D. R. Moody, Hy Rieke and George Burgett.

Obituary contributed by: BONNIE sent to her by from Linda Mercado

Washington Death Certificate
Name Robert L. Sparks
Death date 12 May 1954
Death place Leavenworth, Chelan, Washington
Gender Male
Age at death 80 years 8 days
Estimated birth year 1874
Marital status Married
Spouse name Ellen Sparks
Father name Horace Sparks
Mother name Jennie Keys
Film number 2033392
Digital GS number 4224269
Image number 1598
Reference number 7906

m: Theodosia "Dosia" E Rogers

children: Elva M Sparks, Howard L Sparks

m: Ellen Ryan

child: Phyllis Adele Sparks Taylor spouse Bruce D Taylor
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Horace Howard Sparks (1836 - 1913)
  Jennie E. Keys Sparks (1845 - 1876)
 
 Spouses:
  Theodosia Sparks (1874 - 1944)
  Ellen Carolyn Ryan Sparks (1897 - 1988)
 
 Children:
  Elva M Sparks (1902 - 1911)*
  Marilyn Ruth Sparks Wilcox (1928 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Laura Belle Sparks Jordan (1867 - 1964)*
  Robert Lawrence Sparks (1874 - 1954)
  Dorwin David Sparks (1880 - 1966)**
  Dolly Dessa Dora Sparks Jordan (1891 - 1978)**
  Flora Rosella Sparks Dolling (1894 - 1958)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cashmere Cemetery
Cashmere
Chelan County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Teresa
Record added: Jun 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38687821
Robert Lawrence Sparks
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