NameRobert Bruce Sparks
Birth3 Apr 1857, Carter Co., Kentucky
Death4 Mar 1938, Haldeman, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Marriage22 Jun 1883, Elliott Co., Kentucky
SpouseHannah Elizabeth Kelley
Birth17 Jan 1866, Carter Co., Kentucky
Death21 Feb 1937, Ashland, Boyd Co., Kentucky
Notes for Robert Bruce Sparks
Carter Co., Ky birth register lists Robert B. Sparks, born 3 Apr 1857, father Daniel Sparks, mother’s maiden name Elizabeth Sparks.
His death certificate records R. B. Sparks, age 80 years 10 months 25 days, born 10 April 1857, birthplace blank, died 4 Mar 1938 in Haldeman, Rowan Co., Ky, widow, retired, father Dan Sparks, mother’s maiden name Betsy Whitt, cause of death acute cardiac failure due to chronic myocarditis, informant Henderson Wilson, Eadston, Ky, burial in Patton Cem.
Notes for Hannah Elizabeth Kelley
Her death certificate records Mrs. Hannah Sparks, age 70 years 1 month 4 days, born 17 Jan 1866 in Kentucy, died 21 Feb 1937 in Ashland, Boyd Co., Ky, address 826 Central Ave, married, wife of R. B. Sparks, father Jack Kelley, mother’s maiden name Rebecca Whitt, both born in Va, cause of death acute bronchitis and lobar pneumonia, informant John M. Sparks, Cannonsburg, Ky, burial in Soldier, Ky.
Census Notes for Robert Bruce & Hannah Elizabeth (Family)
1900 census of Elliott Co., Ky, Moccasin precinct, enumerated 18 June, lists on p. 8A as family #119/122:
Sparks, Robert B., 43, b. Jan 1857, farmer; Hannah E., wife, 33, b. Jan 1867, married 18 years, mother of 7 children, 7 living; Martha E., dau, 17, b. Apr 1883; Julia, dau, 14, b. Nov 1885; William E., son, 8, b. May 18892 (stet); John M., son, 6, b. May 1894; Elijah E., son, 4, b. Nov 1895; Annie M., dau, 4/12, b. Feb 1900. All born Ky Ky Ky.
1910 census of Elliott Co., Ky, Moccasin precinct, enumerated 25 April, lists on p. 5B as family #76:
Sparks, Bruce, 53, farmer; Hannah L., wife, 43, first marriage for both, married 26 years, mother of 8 children, 7 living; Julia L., dau, 22; William E., son, 16; Millard, son, 14; Elijah E., son, 13; Anna M., dau, 10. All born Ky Ky Ky.
Note that Julia, William and Millard are all reported as two years younger than would be consistent with the 1900 census.
For some reason the household members are listed in an odd order in 1920:
1920 census of Carter Co., Ky, Upper Tygart district, enumerated 20 Jan, lists on p. 11A as family #174/182:
Sparks, John M., 23, single, brickyarder; Evrett, brother, 27, single, miner fire clay; Anie, sister, 20, single; R. B., 56, father, brickyarder; Hanah, mother, 45. All born Ky Ky Ky.