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Lelia Leona Sparks Grubbe
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Birth: Dec. 6, 1880
Klickitat County
Washington, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1971
Lewis County
Washington, USA

Lela, sometime shown as Lelia, was the 9th of Amaziah Robert & Sarah Ann (Fowler) Sparks 11 children.

Two years after her birth in Goldendale, the family moved to Mossyrock, Lewis Co, WA. More about her adventurous father his memorial.

Lela's first marriage was to Fremont DeForest Scammon in Lewis Co, WA on January 4, 1899.

On June 20/21, 1900, Lela & Fr. Scammon, ages 40 & 21, owned a farm in Union, Lewis Co, WA. They had been married two years. Fremont's daughters, Anna N. & Ruth D., ages 13 & 10, lived with them.

On April 22, 1910, Lela & Fremont owned a stock ranch in Princeville, Crook Co, OR. They had been married 12 years; Lela had given birth to two children: Calvin E. & Melissa, ages 9 & 1 year & 7 months.

On Jan. 14, 1920, Lela & Fremont, ages 64 & 35, owned a stock farm in Fife, Crook Co, OR. Lela had given birth to Williama A., age 9.

They parted ways, and Lela married George Geigner in Clark Co, WA on November 16, 1922.

Lela's third & final marriage was to Elmer Leonard Grubbe.
"Grubbe - Greiger
According to a news item in the Shelton column, published in the Sunday Tacoma Ledger, E. L. Grubbe and Leela Greiger, both of Chehalis, were married in Shelton Saturday."
Chehalis Bee Nugget
Friday, October 30, 1931

On May 4-6, 1940, Lelia & Elmer L. Grubbe, ages 57 & 59, owned a farm valued at $1500 in Salmon Creek, Lewis Co, WA. Lela's g-daughedaughter, Marjie G. Scammon, age 18, lived with them.

Elmer died in Deschutes Co, OR on July 21, 1951, & was buried in the cemetery where his first wife was buried.

News paper articles over the years have helped provide a brief glimpse into Lela's life.

"Mrs. Lela Grubbe left Friday for Long Beach, Calif., where she plans to spend the winter with her son, Calvin Scammon, and family."
Centralia Daily Chronicle
Wed. December 16, 1953

"Mrs. Lelia Grubbe has left her wheelchair and is now able to be about on crutches. She suffered a broken hip in a fall about six months ago and has made a remarkable recovery."
Centralia Daily Chronicle
February 20, 1958

"Mrs. Elmer Grubbe and grandson, Rene Remund, have gone to Long Beach, Calif., where they will visit her son, Calvin Scammon, and her sister, Mrs. Verdi Stevenson, who is ill."
Centralia Daily Chronicle
August 10, 1963

"Lela Grubbe
Mrs. Lela Grubbe, 91, a resident of Chehalis for the past 27 years, died Monday in a Centralia nursing home. She was born Dec. 6, 1879, in Goldendale, and had been a cook. She is survived by her daughter, Welma Bamer, Chehalis; one son, Calvin Scammon, Long Beach, Calif., two granddaughters and two great-grandsons. Services are pending at the Boone Chapel of the Brown Mortuary Service, Chehalis."
Centralia Daily Chronicle
Monday, June 21, 1971

"Mrs. Lelia Grubbe
Services for Mrs. Lelia Grubbe, 91, Chehalis, who died Monday in a Centralia nursing home, will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Boone Chapel of the Brown Mortuary Service, Chehalis, with the Rev. E.L. Frost officiating. Interment will follow at the Claquato Cemetery. Among survivors is a grandson, inadvertently omitted by the mortuary in a notice Tuesday."
Centralia Daily Chronicle
Wed. June 23, 1971

Researched & compiled by Virginia Brown
April 2013
Family links: 
  Amaziah Robert Sparks (1832 - 1918)
  Sarah Ann Fowler Sparks (1842 - 1913)
  Forest D. Scammon (1856 - 1946)
  Elmer Leonard Grubbe (1880 - 1951)
  Wilma H. Scammon Bamer (1908 - 1999)*
  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)*
  Anna Mary Sparks McGhie (1873 - 1938)*
  May Zeralda Sparks Rich (1873 - 1943)*
  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
Claquato Cemetery
Lewis County
Washington, USA
Plot: Section G
Maintained by: Virginia Brown
Originally Created by: Willie Dee
Record added: May 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70123201
Lelia Leona <i>Sparks</i> Grubbe
Added by: mshunter
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- Virginia Brown
 Added: Apr. 24, 2013

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