Obit: Sparks, Bloomy (1850 - 1917)


Surnames: Sparks, Ellis, Calkins, Janes, Mallory, Anderson, Jacobsen, Gehre, Ziemmendorf, Enfield, McCann

----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 11/02/1917

Sparks, Bloomy (22 AUG 1850 - 28 OCT 1917)

Another of the pioneers, one of the early settlers of the town of Sherwood, Clark Co., Wis., has passed away. Mrs. Bloomy Sparks was found dead in her bed Sunday morning, death having claimed her apparently without warning. She had retired Saturday evening in her usual good health and spirits and it was a great shock to her son and his family when she did not respond to their calling Sunday morning. The bed showed no signs of her ever moving after composing herself therein, the night before.

Deceased was born Bloomy A. Ellis in Winnebago Co., Aug. 22, 1850. She was married in her early womanhood to Thos. Sparks, and widowed by his death in February of 1911. She is survived by seven children, namely, Mrs. Gilbert Ellis of Bancroft, William Sparks of Plainfield, George Sparks of Havana, N.D., Mrs. David Janes of Dun Center, N.D., and Arthur at home, by her aged father, Stillman Ellis of Bancroft, and one sister, Mrs. Henrietta Janes of the town of Sherwood, by 34 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. All of her children, with the exception of Mrs. David Janes, reached home in time to attend the funeral, which was held from the home Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. Wilson Mallory of the church of Christ, officiating.

From the family circle, a loving, kind, indulgent mother, whose every act evinced her tender solicitude for the welfare and happiness of its members, has been taken. The community mourns a woman who will always be remembered in doing that which she thought to be right, always aiding the suffering and cheering the despondent. She had a large acquaintance and was held in high esteem by all.

The pallbearers were chosen from among her old neighbors and were A.G. Anderson, Jacob Jacobsen, Jul Gehre, Ed Ziemmendorf, B.M. Enfield and Joe McCann. Interment was made in the town cemetery beside the body of her late husband, Thos. Sparks.

Her surviving relatives wish to thank their neighbors and friends for the many kindnesses and courtesies show them at the death and burial of this loved one.



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