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Robert Ervin Sparkman

R.E. Sparkman
Full Name: Robert Ervin Sparkman
Birth date: November 14, 1877
Death date: September 7, 1946

Terms of Service

  • House, 42nd Legislature
    1/13/1931 - 1/10/1933
  • House, 38th Legislature
    1/9/1923 - 1/13/1925

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, "Pithy Writer Dies at Italy," 9/8/1946, section II, p. 19. Robert E. Sparkman, age 78, born in Decatur, Alabama; "served in the State Legislature." Dallas Morning News .
  • Editorial, "R.E. Sparkman," 9/9/1946, section II, p. 2. Dallas Morning News .
  • Census of 1900 - Robert E. Sparkman, Hill County, son of G.C. Sparkman, age 23, birth date November 1877 in Alabama, farm laborer.
    Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965 - marriage of Robert Ervin Sparkman and Minnie Zuella Ward, 2/25/1908, Hill County, Texas.
    Census of 1930 - Robert E. Sparkman, Ellis County, age 52, born circa 1878 in Alabama, farmer, wife Minnie, sons Robert E., Jr. and Ward, daughter Hilda. FamilySearch . 1930 1900
  • Marriage
  • Robert Ervin Sparkman, birth date 11/14/1878; permanent home address in Italy, Ellis County; age 39; nearest relative Minnie Sparkman. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 .
  • Robert Ervin Sparkman, birth date 11/14/1876, death date 9/16/1946, burial in Italy Cemetery, Italy, Ellis County, with spouse Minnie Ward Sparkman. Find a Grave .
  • Family history, Alldredge-Aldridge-Bracken-Nesmith Families and Their Kin, by Memory Lee Alldredge Lester, published Chapel Hill, NC, 1957, p. 108, indicates "Minnie Zuella Ward, daughter of Aurora P. Bracken and Levi Ward, married Robert Ervin Sparkman, born Nov. 14, 1877, Alabama." Children Robert Ervin Sparkman, Jr., Hilda Sparkman, and Ward Sparkman. Internet Archive .
  • "Distant Relative of Sparkman in Central Texas Was Politician," 7/29/1952, p. 2, sec. 11. Lubbock Morning Avalanche .
  • Obituary, "R.E. Sparkman Died Suddenly 5 A.M. Saturday," The Ennis Daily News, 9/9/1946, p. 1, crediting the Ennis Public Library. Robert E. Sparkman, native of Alabama, death date 9/7/1946, "he served Ellis County two terms as a member of the State Legislature." Wife Minnie Sparkman, sons Robbie and Ward, daughter Hilda. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 42nd Legislature (1931) - R.E. Sparkman, postoffice Italy, Ellis County, nativity Alabama, age 51 (born circa 1880), farmer, Democrat, member of former legislatures: 38th.
    38th Legislature (1923) - Robert E. Sparkman. Texas Legislative Manual . 38th 42nd
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