Here's the real Sparky - my great uncle Leslie "Sparky" Sparks. Like many of my more recent Sparks ancestors, he worked the early oil fields in Texas. I even have an ancestor who was at Spindletop! I remember my great uncle Sparky as a kind, gentle soul - a really sweet man. I wish I could have known him better.
Here are some of my other Sparks ancestors.
Edward and Worthy "Word" Sparks
Sparky's grandpa, William Milam Sparks
Cattle driver (and sometime rustler!)
James Christian Sparks and Joseph Madison Sparks
Milam Sparks and boys
Arthur Worthy and Maggie Sparks