Mrs. Dora Sparks, 89 died today in the home of her son, Arthur Sparks, 254 Gertrude Street, Elgin IL, following a lingering illness. She was born in Hamburg, Germany, October 20, 1855, and came to the United States at the age of 16 years. Her husband, Clause, preceded her in death in 1923.
Surviving besides the son with whom she made her home, are another son, William H. Sparks of Elgin; three daughters, Mrs. Frank Redfern of Galena, IL, Mrs. Hattie Baxter of Freeport, and Mrs. Fred LeBlanc of Oak Park; 16 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Sparks was a member of the Methodist church at Winslow, IL where services will be held Sunday afternoon. Burial will be in Christian Hollow cemetery near Winslow. Friends may call after tomorrow noon at the Wolff funeral home.
Elgin, IL dated July 13, 1945. Submitted by: Tracy on 15 Oct 2002