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Effie Melinda Sparks Grimes
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Birth: Mar. 28, 1876
Linn County
Oregon, USA
Death: 1964
Washington, USA

Effie was the 7th of Amaziah Robert & Sarah Ann (Fowler) Sparks 11 children.

Photo of Effie (on the right) & her sister, May.

Effie, age 17, married Edson Ogdon Rose in Tacoma, Pierce Co, WA on May 3, 1894. Edson was the son of Charles G. Mary Elizabeth (Butts) Rose.

On June 13, 1900, Edson O. & Effie M., ages 32 & 22, lived in Klickitat Precinct, Lewis Co, WA, where they owned a farm near Effie's sister, May Rich. They had been married 6 years; Effie had given birth to two children, Alice B. & Henry H., ages 5 & 2.

Effie & Edson were divorced in May 1905.

On April 21, 1910, Edson, age 41, lived with his parents, Charles & Mary, ages 72 & 70, in Klickitat Precinct, Lewis Co, WA on a farm, they owned. His parents had been married 48 years; his mother had given birth to 3 children, but he was the only one who was living. His and Effie's son, Henry H., age 12, lived with them.

Effie married James E. Grimes sometime before 1915.

On Jan. 30/31 & Feb. 1, 1920, James & Effie Grimes, ages 54 & 42, owned a farm in Union, Lewis Co, WA. Her son, George Rose, age 19, lived with them. Also, their daughter, Margaret, 2 years & 6 months.

On April 11, 1930, Effie & James E. Grimes, ages 54 & 68, owned a farm valued at $15,000 in Union Precinct, Lewis Co, WA. Their daughter, Louise, age 12, lived with them.

"Death Takes Ex-Resident
A former resident of Chehalis for 40 years, Mrs. Effie M. Grimes, 88, died Monday in a Shelton hospital following a brief illness. She had been a resident of Shelton for the past nine years.

She was born March 28, 1876, in Oregon and was the widow of James Grimes. He died in 1948.

She is survived by two daughters; Mrs. Louise Donohoe, Shelton and Mrs. Alice Cameron, San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Lelia Grubbe, Chehalis, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m., at the Fissell Funeral Home in Chehalis with the Rev. Eugene Knautz, Shelton, officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain View cemetery, Centralia."

Centralia Daily Chronicle
Tuesday, October 20, 1964

Researched & compiled by Virginia Brown
April 2013
Family links: 
  Amaziah Robert Sparks (1832 - 1918)
  Sarah Ann Fowler Sparks (1842 - 1913)
  James E Grimes (1862 - 1946)
  Edson Ogden Rose (1868 - 1956)*
  Henry M Rose (1897 - 1943)*
  George Alfred Rose (1900 - 1934)*
  John William Sparks (1855 - 1943)**
  Sarah Jane Sparks Stone (1861 - 1940)*
  Ella Rebecca Sparks Smith (1864 - 1892)*
  Emma Frances Sparks Wilson (1866 - 1947)*
  Ida Belle Sparks Bold (1869 - 1905)*
  May Zeralda Sparks Rich (1873 - 1943)*
  Anna Mary Sparks McGhie (1873 - 1938)*
  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)*
*Calculated relationship
Mountain View Cemetery
Lewis County
Washington, USA
Maintained by: Virginia Brown
Originally Created by: RobMinteer57
Record added: Dec 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102689231
Effie Melinda <i>Sparks</i> Grimes
Added by: Virginia Brown
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 Added: Apr. 23, 2013

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