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Sterling Francis Tarpley
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1880
Farmers Branch
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1935
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA

He and my grandmother (George Ella Smith) married on 28th Aug 1901, in Collin County Texas. He was a farmer the first couple of years of their marriage, but after a drought, he became a salesman for J. I. Case Implements (Tractors). He traveled as far north as North Dakota as a salesman. (I have a photograph of his car parked on the boundary line between N.D. and Canada).

They had three children: Everal Alma Tarpley (my mother), Sterling Beale Tarpley, and Frank Smith Tarpley. They were born in Little Elm, Denton Co., & Frisco, Collin Co., Texas. The family moved several times between 1910 (Texarkana, Denton, and finally to Waco) and 1914. Here they stayed as first Frank married, in 1934, then Everal in 1935. Beale never married. Frank married Verna Wotawa in Dallas and Everal married Wesley Scott Miers in Waco. George stayed in Waco until she moved to Dallas to live with Everal and Wesley. She stayed with them (and me) till about 1948, when she moved back to Frisco.

Everal & Wesley had to be moved to Whittier, CA, in 1984, to be near my home and are buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, and Frank and Verna are buried in Restland Park in Dallas.

If you are related to this family in any way, please contact me at TXresrch@earthlink.net. Would love to share information. 
 
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 Parents:
  Sterling 'Lake' Tarpley (1854 - 1886)
  Mary Frances Shrader Tarpley (1859 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  George Ella Smith Tarpley (1884 - 1969)
 
 Children:
  Everal Alma Tarpley Miers (1902 - 1992)*
  Sterling Beale Tarpley (1905 - 1964)*
  Frank Smith Tarpley (1908 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sterling Francis Tarpley (1880 - 1935)
  Henry "Clay" Tarpley (1880 - 1933)*
  George B. Tarpley (1882 - 1883)*
  Carl Lee Tarpley (1885 - 1941)*
  William "Lake" Tarpley (1886 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Blusummit
Record added: Jun 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14610556
Sterling Francis Tarpley
Added by: Bill and Kathy
 
Sterling Francis Tarpley
Added by: Blusummit
 
Sterling Francis Tarpley
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- JUDY L.
 Added: Jan. 23, 2010
To my grandfather who died before I was born.
- Blusummit
 Added: Jun. 15, 2006
 
 
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