Thursday, June 1, 2006

Alie Sparks & Mary Elizabeth Hager

This picture of my paternal grandparents was taken at Hawk's Nest State Park, WV in the late 1950s. Note that 'Lizzie' Sparks has on a hat and hose and a handbag!! :-) We were on a picnic!
Alie Sparks had no middle name. His name was pronounced Ay-lee with the accent on the first syllable.
According to my father, William Frank Sparks, Alie sometimes used the initials, A.L. Sparks. Information for this family was gathered from records held by Sarah Margaret Sparks Frazier and Mary Edna Sparks Childers, daughters of Alie.
I have a copy of the marriage license of Alie and Mary Elizabeth Hager.
Information on the marriages of the children of this family was taken from a family Bible in the possession of Walter Sparks, Scott Depot, W.Va. All are now deceased.
Descendants of Alie Sparks

1 Alie Sparks b: 22 Feb 1879 in Pike Co., Ky. d: 28 Apr 1957 in Huntington, Cabell, WVa. Sex: Male
. +Mary Elizabeth Hager b: 12 Nov 1881 in Lawrence Co., Ky. m: 01 Mar 1900 in Eliza, Johnson Co., Ky. d: 09 Dec 1963 in Ashland, Ky Sex: Female Father: James Morgan Hager Mother: Mary Arminta Musick
... 2 James Edgar Sparks b: 15 May 1901 in Wayne Co., WVa. d: 07 Mar 1984 in Scioto Co. Ohio Sex: Male
....... +Anna Mae Stump m: 09 Oct 1924 in WVa. Sex: Female
... *2nd Wife of James Edgar Sparks:
....... +Lillian Ison b: 24 Feb 1899 in Elliot Co., Ky. m: 14 Apr 1928 in Cattletsburg, Ky d: 02 Jan 1984 in Scioto Co. Ohio Sex: Female
... 2 Mary Edna Sparks b: 03 Jan 1903 in Wayne Co., WVa. d: 05 Jul 1959 in California Sex: Female
....... +Frank Brady Childers b: 24 Feb 1891 in Putnam Co., WVa. m: 03 Apr 1920 in WVa. d: 24 Sep 1957 in Charleston, WVa. Sex: Male
... 2 William Frank Sparks b: 31 Jan 1905 in Wayne Co., WVa. d: 23 Jan 1999 in Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV Sex: Male
....... +Shirley Evelyn Mayo b: 01 Nov 1916 in Ceredo, Wayne Co., WVa. m: 09 Feb 1935 in Beckley, WVa. d: 02 Oct 2004 in Heartland Nursing Home, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV Sex: Female Father: James Glen Mayo Mother: Elizabeth Margaret Carey
... 2 Joseph Walter Sparks b: 21 Aug 1906 in Wayne Co., WVa. d: 17 Nov 1991 in Wayne Co., WVa. Sex: Male
....... +Inez Milard b: 27 Oct 1902 m: 28 Oct 1926 in WVa. d: 22 Feb 2001 in Nitro, WV Sex: Female Father: John Milard Mother: Rebecca Dailey
... 2 Thomas Frederick Sparks b: 11 Nov 1917 in Wayne Co., WVa. d: 14 Oct 1987 in Ashland, Ky. Sex: Male
....... +Lillian (Lucille) Zornes b: 22 Mar 1924 in Catlettsburg, Ky. m: 06 May 1941 in Ironton, Ohio Sex: Female
... 2 Sara Margaret Sparks b: 11 Nov 1917 in Wayne Co., WVa. d: 20 Dec 2004 in Ashland, Ky Sex: Female
....... +Roy C. Frazier b: 06 Aug 1906 in Clifford, Lawrence Co., Ky. m: 07 Oct 1936 in Charleston, WVa. d: 23 Jul 1991 in Ashland, Ky. Sex: Male
Among other things Alie was a railroad worker, delivered the mail by horse and cart, and had a small grocery store. He also worked in a grocery warehouse, and in later years was a director of custodians at an arena of some sort.
Alie is buried at White's Creek, W.Va.
Death Certificate: 78 years of age at death, 443 April 28, 1957, Vol 05 5694
Marriage License
Bk. 2 - 1884
p. 186
Date: 1st day of March 1900
Alie Sparks
21 years
first marriage
birthplace: Johnson Co., KY
birthplace of groom's father: Greenup Co.,KY
birthplace of groom's mother: VA
Elizabeth Hager
Johnson Co., KY
18 years
first marriage
birthplace of bride Lawrence Co.,KY
birthplace of bride's father Floyd Co., KY
birthplace of bride's mother Floyd Co., KY
To be married at James Hagers on the 1st of March 1900
I certify that the above is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. Witness my hand, this 1st day of March, 1900 Alie Sparks
Attest: M. L. K. Wells

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