Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Friday, April 3, 2015

Sibling Saturday - Sarah, Mary and Myrtle Sparks



The above picture is of my great-grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Sparks Stroud (center), with two of her sisters, Mary Talitha (left) and Myrtle Caroline (right).  This photo was probably taken in the 1930s. 

The sisters were three of the ten children of James Milton Sparks and Nancy Orleana Jane Bunch, all born in Madison County, Arkansas; Sarah in 1874, Mary in 1876 and Myrtle in 1884.  Sarah was married at 18 to Marion Francis Chapman, who died just four years later.  A few years after that, she married my great-grandfather, William Farley Stroud (who was the brother-in-law of one of Sarah's brothers, Hiram), had three children, and lived in Madison for most of the rest of her life.  Mary was married to John Henry Disney when she was 29; they had two sons and lived in Oklahoma and Missouri.  Myrtle married George Derie at age 20, had four children and lived in Madison until her death.  Sarah died in 1949, Mary in 1966 and Myrtle in 1971.

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