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Robert Ervin Sparkman

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Robert Ervin Sparkman

Birth
Morgan County, Alabama, USA
Death
16 Sep 1946 (aged 69)
Burial
Italy, Ellis County, Texas, USA Add to Map
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Find A Grave contributor, Wayne Smith has made the following suggested edits.


Robert Sparkman (87208440)

Suggested edit: Published in the Athens Review September 12, 1946
Funeral services for Robert E. Sparkman who died at his home in Italy, Texas Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the First Methodist Church in that city.
Mr. Sparkman, brother of W.A. Sparkman of Athens, located, at his own expense, the graves of scores of Confederate veterans and arranged for headstones to be placed above them by the War Department. The Athens Review received many letters from him relative to that work, and Mr. Sparkman located a number of graves in this county.
Mr. Sparkman was a country news correspondent, and for more than 20 years was a correspondent for the Dallas News. Italy became widely known through his unusual stories, and the stories were frequently carried throughout the nation by the wire service.
He served in the State Legislature from 1924 to 1929, and as Justice of the Peace at Italy until his death. He was District Court Clerk at Hillsboro before moving to the Ellis county town and for two years operated a drugstore at Irene.
Mr. Sparkman was a native of Alabama.
Contributor: Wayne Smith (47181024) • [email protected]
Suggested Edit

Find A Grave contributor, Wayne Smith has made the following suggested edits.


Robert Sparkman (87208440)

Suggested edit: Published in the Athens Review September 12, 1946
Funeral services for Robert E. Sparkman who died at his home in Italy, Texas Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the First Methodist Church in that city.
Mr. Sparkman, brother of W.A. Sparkman of Athens, located, at his own expense, the graves of scores of Confederate veterans and arranged for headstones to be placed above them by the War Department. The Athens Review received many letters from him relative to that work, and Mr. Sparkman located a number of graves in this county.
Mr. Sparkman was a country news correspondent, and for more than 20 years was a correspondent for the Dallas News. Italy became widely known through his unusual stories, and the stories were frequently carried throughout the nation by the wire service.
He served in the State Legislature from 1924 to 1929, and as Justice of the Peace at Italy until his death. He was District Court Clerk at Hillsboro before moving to the Ellis county town and for two years operated a drugstore at Irene.
Mr. Sparkman was a native of Alabama.
Contributor: Wayne Smith (47181024) • [email protected]


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