Obituary of Belle Sparks McKenney

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Belle Sparks McKenney was the daughter of James Sparks and Carrie Burch, and wife of George W. McKenney Jr. Larry McCombs supplied Belle’s obituary: Mrs. G. W. McKenney Belle M. SPARKS, daughter of James and Carrie SPARKS, was born January 14, 1868, in Shelby County Illinois, and departed this life, December 28, 1935, at the […]

James E. Sparks and Carrie E. (Cary Ann) Burch

Photo of James Sparks and Carrie Burch Sparks courtesy of Francis Partch Location would be Chautauqua Co., Kansas. I’m going to give a tentative date of 1902, around the time of their 50th wedding anniversary. James E. Sparks was born about 1832 in Indiana and died 1927 in Chautauqua County, Kansas. He married 1852 March […]

James Sparks and Mary Ann Ellis

Image of Mary Sparks courtesy of descendants of Mabel Clair McKenney Tripp. James Sparks was born 1803 in , Fleming, Kentucky. He married abt 1827 to Mary Ann Ellis in , Nicholas, Kentucky. She was born 1806 in , Nicholas, Kentucky. I believe James to be the son of George Sparks and Elizabeth “Betsy” Wells. […]

John Tripp Obituary

Supplied by Francis Partch, following is the obituary of John TRIPP, son of James TRIPP and Mary E. SPARKS TRIPP. * * * * NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION 4-3-1974 John Tripp dies; services set Fri. John Lee Tripp, 73, 400 West Eleventh Street, died at his home Tuesday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in […]

George Sparks and Elizabeth Betsy Wells

The Sparks Family Tree Website gives this on George Sparks: SQ, p. 1319: GEORGE SPARKS OF LEWIS AND NICHOLAS COUNTIES, KENTUCKY “George Sparks was born about 1767 and died prior to 1840, probably in Nicholas County, Kentucky. He was probably the George Sparks who married Rachel McClenahan in Nicholas County, Kentucky, on April 18, 1805. […]