R.E. Sparkman

Robert Ervin Sparkman

Full Name: Robert Ervin Sparkman
Date of birth: November 14, 1877
Date of death: September 7, 1946

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 100-2 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Italy / Ellis   Ellis
H 100-1 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Italy / Ellis   Ellis

Terms of Service top

House District 100-2
Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933
Legislatures: 42nd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Italy / Ellis
Counties in district: Ellis
House District 100-1
Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925
Legislatures: 38th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Italy / Ellis
Counties in district: Ellis

Biographical Information top

Other Resources

  • Editorial, "R.E. Sparkman," 9/9/1946, section II, p. 2. Dallas Morning News.
  • 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.
  • 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. 1900 1930 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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Committee Information top

42nd R.S. - 1931
Commerce and Manufactures  
Liquor Traffic  
38th R.S. - 1923
Commerce and Manufactures  
Engrossed Bills  
Game and Fisheries  
Liquor Traffic  
Live Stock and Stock Raising  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  

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