States: Texas: Hale
My father was Virgil Hampton SPARKS, Sr. born to Charles "Charlie" Marion SPARKS and Mary "Mollie" Evelyn McCOY Sparks on 13 July 1905. When Virgil was a small boy, his family lived in Wichita Falls, TX. There was a very serious illness going around and the half brother became ill with it. Charlie packed his clothes and left Mollie for about 3 weeks to help nurse the boy back to health. Virgil always said the boy was born in Montague County and lived all of his life there. However, Charlie had a sister, Pearl SPARKS Clayton, married to a John Henry CLAYTON living in Plainview, Hale County, TX. Pearl had a daughter named Clara CLAYTON that said she played with this young boy in the wagon yard in Plainview many times. When the boy grew to adulthood, he was brought to Oklahoma to see his father one last time before he died by a CLAYTON. Virgil, unfortunately was not at this meeting. The few remaining relatives that I have located in Plainview do not know this man's name altho I have been told he died several years ago. Virgil thought the man's name was Harvey SPARKS. I have a picture of a young boy that is dressed very nice and Virgil always wondered if it was his half brother. I also have a picture of a beautiful young lady that was taken in New York with writing on the back "Rosa Valeria Henderson Clayton". I can't find anyone who seems to know who these 2 are. Seems all of my searches are coming up empty. Does anyone know if this man lived in Hale County??? PLEASE, if this story sounds familiar to anyone, contact me. My father passed away in 1999 but I would still love to meet this man's family.