- S. B. Sparks -
- Samuel Barclay Sparks died
at his home in Black Valley, near Everett, on last Thursday afternoon
- from Angina Pectoralis, aged 66 years, 10 months
and 26 days. He was born at the Old Sparks Mill
- in Black Valley, October
6, 1848, and always lived on a part of the old claim settled
- fore- fathers before the
- He was married to Mary Stayer
on July 4, 1874, to this union was born eight sons and one daughter.
- He is survived by his wife,
and six children:
- Mrs F. J. Weicht, J. S.
Sparks, S. Russell Sparks, Joseph P. Sparks, living in the adjacent
- A. W. Sparks, in Defiance
College, Defiance, Ohio, and Charles C. at home.
- He is also survivied by
one brother, J. C. Sparks, of Black Valley, one sister Mrs Aaron
- of Clearville; twenty-five
grand children and one great-grandchild.
- Funeral services were conducted
at the home Sunday morning by Rev. W. G. Slonaker of the Lutheran
church. Interment was made in the Sparks graveyard at Indian