George and Arloa Spracklin’s Children: Vinson E. Spracklin and Family…

Vinson E. Spracklin was born about 1866 in Shelby Co., Illinois to George and Arloa Spracklin. I think his name was Vinson but there are others that use Vincent. I will go with the name Vinson. Vinson was living with his parents in the 1870 and 1880 census.

He married Lucy S. Jones on 25 March, 1888 in Shelby Co., per the Illinois marriage index.  She was born November, 1868 in Illinois.

Vinson appears next door to his sister Adaline Banning (Francis) in the 1900 census for Dry Point Twp., Shelby Co., Illinois.  The census taker choose Vincent for his name.

Line 14, 151, 151, Spracklen, Vincent E. head, W, M, Sept 1866, 33 M, 12, born Illinois, father born England, mother born Ohio, farmer, yes, yes, O, F, F, M, 157.

Spracklen, Lucy S, Wife, W, F, Nov. 1868 31, M, 12, three children born, 3 living, born Illinois and parents were born Illinois, yes, yes, yes.

Spracklen, Thomas C, son, W, M, Feb. 1889, 11, S, born Illinois, at school, 8, yes, yes, yes.

Spracklen, Justus S, son, W, M, Jan. 1892, 7, S, born Illinois

Spracklin, Flossie C. daughter, W, F, May 1896, 4, S, born Illinois

Source: Vinson Spracklin Family, 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Dry Point, Shelby Co., Illinois, part of Election District No. 2, SD#12, ED#111, Sht#8, enumerated 20 June, 1900 by Alonzo Roberts. 

Vincent and Lucy have moved to Tower Hill city by the 1910 census.

Line 93, 181, 185, Spracklin, Vincent, Head, M, W, 43, M1, 22, born Illinois, father born England, mother born Ohio, all English, merchant, restaurant, yes, yes, R, H, 1, 5. 

Spracklin, Lucy, wife, F, W, 41, M1, 22, three children born, three living, born Illinois, parents born Illinois, yes, yes

Spracklin, Clifton, son, M, W, 17, S, born Illinois, Baker, own shop, yes, yes

Spracklin, Justus, son, M, W, 17, S, born Illinois, Baker, on farm, yes, yes

Spracklin, Felossie, daughter, F, W, 13, S, born Illinois, yes yes, yes

Source: Vincent Spracklin Family, 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Tower Hill Village, Tower Hill Twp., Shelby Co., Illinois, SD#10, ED#181, Sht#7B, enumerated 21 April, 1910, by Lester T. [Story]

Vinson died in 1948 in Shelby Co. He and Lucy are buried in the Tower Hill Cemetery in Tower Hill, Shelby Co., Illinois. Find A Grave has a memorial with links for Vinson and Lucy Spracklen but no tombstone photo at this time.

For each of their three children there are also Find A Grave memorials with links and additional information but no tombstone photos at this time.

Let’s take a look at Vinson and Lucy’s children:

–Thomas Clifton Spracklen born 17 February, 1890 in Shelby Co., and died 27 October, 1931 in Mackinaw, Tazewell Co., Illinois. Clifton married Lucy May O’Kelley probably around 1910.

They appear in the 1930 census for Dillon, Tazewell, Illinois,

Line 74, 129, 130, Spracklin Clifford T, head, R, 5, No, M, W, 40, M, 21, no, yes, born Illinois, parents born Illinois, laborer, farm hand, W, yes, no.
Spracklin, Lucy, wife H, F, W, 38, M, 19, no, yes, born Illinois, father Tenn. mother Ohio,
Spracklin, Opal, daughter, F, W,18, S, no, yes, Illinois
Spracklin, Charles, son, M, W, 12, S, yes, yes, born Illinois
Spracklin, Dale, son, M, W, 9, S, yes, born Illinois
Spracklin, Elmer, Son, M, W, 6, S, yes, born Illinois – probably Wilmer
Spracklin, Junior, son, M, W, 2, S no, Illinois  – This is probably Thomas C. Jr.

Source: Clifton T. Spracklin Family, 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Dillon, Tazewell, Illinois, ED#90-8, Sht #6B, SD#18, enumerated April 29, 1930 by Howard Davie

They had the following children:

 —Opal Alice Spracklin was born 6 September, 1911 in Ocone, Shelby Co. Illinois. She married Corbett Farley Tabor.  Corbett was born 20 December, 1908 in Hardinsburg, Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. Opal and Corbett had two children: Paul E. Tabor (1935 to 1984) and Gary Corbett Tabor (1952 to 1992)

Opal died on 7 April, 2010 in Tilton, Vermillion Co., Illinois. Corbett died on 25 February, 1974 in Danville. Both Opal and Corbett are buried in the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in McClean Co., Illinois. Find A Grave has memorials for both of them.

—Ralph Leonard Spracklin was born 3 February, 1915 in Tower Hill. He married Mable I. Wooding. She was born 21 January, 1914 in Tazewell Co. They are buried in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Tazewell Co., Illinois. Find A Grave has memorials for them both with obituaries. Ralph died on 1 January, 1992 and Mable passed on 21 June, 1998 in Peoria, Illinois.

—Charles Edwin Spracklin was born about 1918 and married Stella.

–Dale Rayburn Spracklin was born about 1921. He married Henrietta (Lena) who was born 27 October, 1924. They had Easker “Lois” Spracklin born 21 August, 1941 and died 14 September, 2014. She married Everett Lee Mackie born 7 December, 1940.  He died 24 November, 2006.

Their second daughter was Peggy Ann Spracklin born 17 July, 1944 and died 10 May, 2016. She married Bud Dahringer they had about four children.

Solano Co. California

Solano Co. California

All are buried in the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery in Solano Co., California. Find A Grave has memorials and more information.

—Wilmer Darwin Spracklin born 20 August, 1894.  He married Elaine Groenhagen on 14 April 1945 in Sioux City, Iowa. Wilmer died in 18 August 2001 in Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois. He is buried in the Glendale Memorial Gardens there in Pekin. Find A Grave has a memorial for him. He and Elaine had about two children.

—Thomas Clifton Jr.was born 19 October, 1925 in Tazewell Co. He married Helen I. Baker and they had about eight children. Thomas died 11 June, 1981 in Effingham Co., Illinois.

–Justus S. Spracklen born 24 January, 1892 in Shelby Co. and died 3 April, 1954 in Pana, Christian Co., Illinois.

Justus married twice first to Maggie Alice Mitchell born about 1896 in Illinois. Later to Mary Belle Shanholster about 1939.  The census below implies that the children were Maggie Alice’s.

In 1920 Justus and Alice are in Tower Hill with the following children:

J. L. Spraklin, M, W, 27 – carpenter
Spraklin, Alice, wife, F,W, 24
Mabel, daughter, F, W, 5
Russel, son, M,W, 4
Hazel, daughter, F, W, 2

Justus and Alice appear in the 1930 U.S. Federal Census in Tower Hill.

Line 25, 164, 164, Spracklen, Justus, Head, O, $650, M, W, 37, M, 21, No, Yes, Illinois, parents born Illinois – all the same, carpenter, job work
Spracklen, Alice, Wife H, F, W, 34, Married, 17, No ,Yes, born Illinois
Spracklen, Mabel, daughter, F, W, 16, S, yes, yes, born Illinois
Spracklen, Russel, son F, W, 14, S, yes, yes, Illinois
Spracklen, Hazel, daughter, F, W, 12, S, yes, yes, Illinois
Spracklen, Goldie, daughter,, F, W, 10, S, yes, yes, born Illinois
Spracklen, Cleo, daughter, F, W, 8, S, yes, born Illinois
Spracklen, Justus, son, M, W, 7, S, yes, born Illinois
Spracklen, Herbert, son, M, W, 11/12 S, no, born Illinois

Source: Justus Spracklen Family, 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Tower Hill, Shelby Co., Illinois, ED#87-39, SD#22, Sht#6A, enumerated May 7, by Wilma Simpson.

In the 1940 census Justice age 47 a carpenter is living with Maribelle age 18 and Ruby Spracklin age 2/12.  They are living in Tower Hill.  I cannot find Maggie Alice Spracklin in the 1940 census and there is evidence that she lived to 1972.

Justus is buried in Tower Hill Cemetery and Find A Grave has a memorial for him. The obituary does not give the names of his wives but it does talk about some of the children.

A summary of Justus’ children: Mabel (1914), Russell (1916), Hazel (1918), Goldie (1920), Cleo (1922), Justus R. (1923), Eugene, Peter John, Fannie married Dean Urfer, Roy m. Donna Barr, George married Julia, Paul married Melinda Padgett, and Herbert (1929).  This is based on Helen Cox Tregillis’ work. The dates are from the census.

–Flossie Spracklen Litten born May 2, 1896 Shelby Co. She married a Roy Litten. She died 30, April, 1929 in Ciero, Cook Co., Illinois. She is buried in Tower Hill Cemetery and has a Find A Grave memorial.  It looks like they had two children per the census below.

Webster Co., Iowa next to Calhoun Co. and Des Moines

Webster Co., Iowa next to Calhoun Co. and Des Moines

Roy and Flossie are in the 1920 census living in Colfax, Webster Co., Iowa:

Line 98, 84, 84, Litten, Roy, Head, R, M, W, 26, M, born Illinois, parents born Illinois, yes, Farmer, general farm, OA, 103
Litten, Flossie, wife, F, W, 24, M, born Illinois, parents born Illinois
Litten, Ruth, Daughter, F, W, 4 3/12, S, born Iowa

Sht7A
Line 1, Litton, Franklin, son, M, W, 8/12 S, born Iowa

Source: Roy Litten Family, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Colfax, Webster Co., Iowa, SD#10, ED#221, Sht#B, enumerated 18, May, 1920 by Walter L. Scherff

Once again, I caution you to double-check the above information.  The marriages and families need to be verified with vital records, estates and more obituaries would be helpful.

With Vinson Spracklin, I come to the end of sharing about the 10 children of George and Arloa Spracklin of Shelby County, Illinois and formerly of Hardin Co., Ohio.

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George and Arloa Spracklin’s children: Harriett Arloa Spracklin…

Harriet Arloa Spracklin was born 4 July, 1862 probably in Ohio and maybe in Illinois. It is stated that they lived in Edwards Co., Illinois before going to Shelby Co.  Harriett was their 9th child.  I really don’t think that George was in Shelby County before 1865 but I have not determine that clearly.

Illinois Counties

Illinois Counties

Harriett married about 4 times. It has been difficult to figure out her marriages so what is written below is still in question.

She first married William S. Dush on 1 August, 1882 in Shelby Co.  They had one child Willa M. Dush born 22 August, 1883 in Cowden. Willa died 27 February 1942 in Decatur, Macon, Illinois. William died 15 August, 1883 in Cowden. He and his daughter are buried in Center Cemetery in Cowden. Find A Grave has memorials.

Harriet married again sometime after 1882 to a David Brant. David was born about 12 January, 1831 in Ohio. It looks like David was married before for there is a son 27 years old in the household.  Something bad happened and David Brant died on 23 June, 1903. He is buried in the Marion Cemetery, in Bennington, Edwards Co., Illinois.

Here we find David Brant and Harriett are in the 1900 U.S. Census in Dry Point Twp. Harriett’s father George is with them. Brother Marvin is living near them as well.

Line 72, 43, 143, Brant, David, head, W, M, Jan. 1823, 68, M, 11, born Ohio, father PA, mother Ohio, farmer, yes, yes, yes, O, M, F, 148
Brant, Harriett A, wife, W, F, July. 1862, 37, M, 11, 6 born, 6 living, born Ohio, father England, mother Ohio
Spracklen, George, Father-in-law, W, M, Feb. 1814, 86, Widowed, born England and parents born England, 123, 77, NA
Brant, Fred, son, W, M, Sep 1872, 27, S, born Illinois, Farmer, yes, yes, 7, F, 149
Dush, Willie M.S-Daughter, W, F, Aug. 1883, 16, S, born Illinois at school, 6, yes, yes yes
Brant, Estie S, Daughter, W, F, June 1890, 9, S, born Illinois
Brant, Lulu D. Daughter, W, F, Aug. 1892, 7, S, born Illinois
Brant, James E., son, W, M, Mar. 1895, 5, S, born Illinois
Brant, Omer A. Son, W, M, March 1897, 3, S, born Illinois
Brant, Ray, Son, W, M, May 1900 9/12, S, born Illinois

Source: David Brant Family, 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Dry Point Twp., Shelby Co., Ohio, SD#12, ED#111, Sht#7, Election Dist No. 2, 20, June, 1900 by Alonzo Roberts

Harriett did marry again to a John Miller on 22 April, 1904 in Richland, Illinois but by 1910 she is not using the “Miller” name but she is living in Salem. She states she is widowed in this census and it is not clear what happened to John Miller.

Line 70, 332, 339, Brant, Harriett, Head, F, W, 47, Widowed, 6 children born, 5 living, born Ohio, father born England, mother Ohio, own income
Brant, Desola, daughter, F, W, 17, S, born Illinois, parents born Ohio
Brant, Eugene, son, M, W, 15, S, born Illinois
Brant, Omer, Son, M, W, 13, S, born Illinois

Source: Harriett Brant Family, 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Salem, Edwards, Illinois, SD#15, ED#20, Sht#14B, enumerated 9 May, 1910 by Andrews E. Libke. 

In 1920 Harriett is living with her son James E. Brant (Brent) and his family in Salem. Brother Omer is also living with the family.

Line 51 39, 39, Brant, James E., Head, O, M, M, W. 24, M, Illinois, parents born Ohio, Farmer general farm
Brant, Susan T., wife, F, W, 23, M, Illinois, parents born Kentucky, 37
Brant, Myrtle D., daug. F, W, 3 10/12, S, Illinois
Brant, Londerie, son, M, W, 2 0/12 S, Illinois
Brant, Harriet A., Mother, M, W, 58, Widowed, born Ohio, father born England, mother Ohio
Brant Omer A, Brother, M, W, 22, S, Illinois, born Ohio, laborer, farm ____

Source: James E. Brant (Brent) Family, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Salem, Edwards Co., Illinois, SD#16, ED#27, Sht#2 enumerated 7 January 1920, by Richard P. Roley.

Things changed for Harriett because she appears in the 1930 census with the name Harriett Gardner and she is living in Pittsburg, Kansas. She is with her daughter Willa. She seems to be sharing a house with a Chris Mosteller. Once again she is listed as widowed.

Line 4, 108, 770, 801 Mosteller, Chris, Head, 0, $2000, M, W, 69, Widowed, 20 age at first marriage, No, Yes, born Ohio parents born Ohio, Salesman, nurseryman, 4590, yes
771, 802, Gardner, Harriet, Head, A, $1500, F, W, 65 Widowed, 21, No, yes, born Ohio, father born England mother Ohio, homemaker
Dush Wila M, daughter, daughter, F, W, 46, S, no, yes, born Illinois, father born Illinois, mother Ohio, teacher, public school, 9494 W, yes

Source: Harriett Gardner Family, 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Pittsburg, Baker Twp., Crawford Co., Kansas, Ward 2 pt of, ED#19-22, SD#13, Sht#30A, enumerated 26 April, 1930 by Maud S. Marsh.

At this time I have not been able to determine what happened to Benjamin Gardner.

By the 1940 census, Harriett is back in Illinois living again with her son Eugene – James Eugene Brant who is widowed.

Line 60, 81, R ——-Brant, Eugene, Head, M, W, 45, Widowed, No, 8, born Illinois, farmer, farming
Brant, Harriett, mother, F, W, 78, widowed no, 5, born Illinois
Brant, Deloris, daughter, F, W, 24, S, yes, C4, born Illinois, teacher, public school
Brant, Lendoris, son, M, W, 22, S, no, H1, born Illinois, farm, farming
Brant, Violetta, daughter, F, W, 20, S, no, H4, born Illinois
Brant, Harittan, daughter, F, W, 16, S, yes, H3, born Illinois

Source: Eugene Brant Family, 1940 U.S. Federal Census, West Salem, Edwards Co., Illinois, SD#34, ED#24-12, Sht#4B, enumerated 17 April, 1940, by [Ira Benting]

Sadly Willa returned to Illinois but on 27 February, 1942 she passes in Decatur, Macon, Illinois.  She is buried in the Center Cemetery, Cowden, Shelby Co., Illinois. Find A Grave has a memorial for her and an obituary notice in which her mother Harriett Brant is mentioned.

Based on what I have determined here is a list of Harriet’s children and descendants:

Willa M. Dush born 22 August 1883 in Cowden and died 27 February 1942 in Decatur. She never married.  She spent her life teaching.

Esther S. Brant born 5 June, 1890 and died 24 November, 1922. She married Norris L. Gray  28 November, 1907 in Edwards Co., Illinois.

They appear in the 1910 census in Salem, Edwards Co., Illinois.  Norris is farming, he is 24 years old. Esther is 19 and she has two children born and two living. They have Jesse age 1 their son with them and Alma age 1/12 daughter.

Norris and Eslie are living in Shelby, Edwards Co., Illinois by 1920.  Living next door to Norris and Eslie is a Jessie Gray age 75.  Norris father is Jessie L. Gray and his mother was Aggie Hess.

Line 97, Fm, 179, 180 Gray, Jessie L. Head, O, M, M, W, 75 widowed
Line 98, Fm, 180, 181, Gray, Norris, Head, R, M,W, 33, M
Gray, Eslie, wife, F, W, 29, M
Gray, Jessie, son, M, W, 11 S

Sht#9A
Line 1 Gray, Winston, son, M, W, 8, S, yes, Illinois
Gray, Ruby, daughter, F, W, 5, S, yes, Illinois
Gray, Donald, son, M, W, 3 3/12 S, born Illinois

Norris Gray is widowed in the 1930 census. He is still farming in Shelby Twp. He is working on his own income. He is now 44 years old, Living with him are son Winston age 18 helping on the farm., daughter Ruby R. age 16, son Donald D. age 13 and son Herald S. age 9.

Esther died on 24 November, 1922 in Bennington. On 9 January, 1943 Norris passed away. Both are buried in the Marion Cemetery in Bennington, Edwards Co., Illinois. Find A Grave has memorials for them.

–Desola Lulu Brant born 14 August, 1892 in West Salem. She married on 18 September, 1918 in Edwards Co., Illinois to Howard W. Fryman. Howard was born 10 February, 1897 in West Salem. Howard and Desola had 1) Howard who married Zelma Nagy and had Howard Wm. and David. 2) Donald married Phyliss Kudsvig and had Kathleen, Mark and Karol. 3) David G. Brant was born 8 September, 1927. He married Mary E. Bohl. She was born 25 March, 1929. They had Joseph Howard Fryman.  David G. died on 15 January, 1993 in Lodi.  He and Mary are buried in Saint Patrick’s Cemetery in Lodi, Columbia Co., Wisconsin. Find Grave has memorials for them.

In the 1920 census Howard and Lula are in West Point, Columbia Co., Wisconsin. He is working as a hired man. Howard is 21 and Lula is 27.  In 1930 Howard and Desola are in Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin. He is a Laborer. Howard is 32, Desola is 37, Howard the son is 8 and David the son is 2 years. old.  In 1940 they are still in Lodi. Howard is a laborer and he is now 45 years old. Desole is 47. Their son Howard is 18, David is 12 and Donald is 6 years old.

Howard died 19 February, 1947 in Lodi, Columbia Co., Wisconsin and Desola died 2 June, 1975 in Lodi. They are buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Lodie, Columbia Co., Wisconsin. Find A Grave has memorials for them.

–James Eugene Brant born March 1895. He married Susan Tressie Dawson on 28 October, 1915 in Edwards Co., Illinois.  Harriett was living with her son in 1920 and again in 1940, see above. He apparently preferred the name Eugene.

Eugene and Susan had the following children:

—Deloris M. Brant born 24, March, 1916. She married G. Harold Densmore on 1 July, 1942 in Decatur. They had several children.  Harold and Deloris are buried in the Haven Hill Cemetery in Olney, Richland Co., Illinois. Find A Grave has memorials for them both.

—Myrtle D. Brant born 1917.  No further info.

—Lendoris Brant born 27 July, 1917 in Edwards Co., He married to Mildred Hilgenberg. She was born 25 May, 1916. Both Lendoris and Mildred are buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Parkersburg, Richland Co., Ohio. Find A Grave has memorials for this couple with obituaries, links and tombstone photos.  Lendoris served in World War II.

—Voiletta Brant born 4 January, 1920 in West Salem. She married on 18 April, 1948 in West Salem to William Robert Stone. He was born about 1923.  She passed on 1 February, 2010 and he died 15 August, 2005. They are buried in the Moravian Cemetery in West Salem. Find A Grave has memorials with more information.

—Luretta Brant was born 14 October, 1921 and she married Leland Lewis Evans. Lewis was born 24 January, 1924.  They had Jimmie Lee and Ralph. Both are buried in the Moravian Cemetery in West Salem. Find A Grave has memorials with more information.

—Harriett Ann Brant was born 1 May, 1923 in West Salem. She married Harvey Dale Kinsel and they had Edward, Susan and John. Harriet died on 6 October, 2015 in Urbana. She is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana, Champaign Co., Illinois. Find A Grave has a memorial with more information.

—Ralph G. Brant was born 3 December, 1924. He married Margaret Mary Cassidy and had several children. Ralph died on 12 October, 1998 in Olney under suspicious circumstances.  A memorial is at Find A Grave for him with burial unknown. Margaret was born 4 June, 1927 in Minnesota and died on 1 September, 1995 in Montana. She is buried in the Daniels County Cemetery in Scobey, Daniels Co., Montana. Find A Grave has a memorial for her with more information.

Omer Alfred Brant was born 1 March, 1897. He married Alice Nora Obold on 7 September, 1921 in Richland Co., Illinois. She was born 16 January, 1900 in Edwards Co.. Their children were Boyd O., Clayton A., Ovela May, Barbara Alice.

Omer died 23 February, 1968 and Alice died 24 June, 2000. They are both buried in the Moravian Cemetery in Edwards Co., Illinois.  Find A Grave has memorials for them.

–John Ray Brant was born May 1900 and died in 1901.

Harriet Arloa Spracklin died on 31 December 1946 in West Salem, Edwards Co., Illinois. She was buried on 2 January, 1947 in the Moravian Cemetery in West Salem.  Find A Grave has a memorial for her.

Summary:  Harriett has been quite the challenge and there is still more to do to determine when and whom she married. Online sources are not available yet to help determine this fact.  It might be interesting to see if she has an estate or probate for she was doing well financially.  Deeds would be interesting as well.   I also tried for an obituary notice but more digging may be needed.

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George and Arloa Spracklin’s Children: George Robert Spracklin….

George Robert Spracklin was born 10 February, 1859 in Hardin Co., Ohio to George and Arloa Spracklin.  I believe he was born Robert George but he changed the order of his names.

George Robert Spracklin married Elisabeth J. Banning on 11 October, 1888 in Shelby Co., Illinois.

In the 1900 Census, Geo. Robert Spracklin and Ora Spracklin had gone to Arkansas to work as foremen but by 1910 G.R. is back in Dry Point with his son’s family. Ora was George Robert’s brother Alfred W.’s child and a nephew.

Line 67, 137, 137, Spracklin, G. R. head, Head, M, M, 51, Widowed, born Ohio, father born England, mother born Ohio. Farmer, general farm, yes, yes, R, A, F, 133. 

Spracklin, Clarence, son, M, W, 20, M1, 1, born, Illinois, father born Ohio, mother Illinois, farm laborer, home farm. 

Spracklin, Mattie, daughter-in-law, F, W, 18, M1, 1, zero children born zero living, born Illinois, parents born Illinois, none

Source: G.R. Spracklin Family, 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Dry Point Twp., Shelby Co., Illinois, 2nd Election Dist. SD#10, ED#162, Sht#6B, enumerated 5, 6, 7, May, 1910 by James Barton. 

George Robert Spracklin is buried in Hubbartt Cemetery in Shelby Co., Illinois, he died 24 January, 1929. Find A Grave has a memorial for him but no tombstone photo. Elisabeth Jennie Banning Spracklin died about 1895.

Based on my research I have three children for George R. and Elisabeth; but, I am not happy with Clarence’s family and have not been able to verify a second marriage for him.

Clarence Spracklin born 17 October, 1889. He married on 5 December, 1909 in Cowden to Mattie J. Curtis.  Mattie was born 8 August, 1892 in Herrick, Shelby Co., Illinois.  She died 24 March, 1913 and she is buried in the Mound Cemetery in Shelby County with Clarence, they share a tombstone. Find A Grave has their memorials.

Larimer Co., Colorado

Larimer Co., Colorado

Mattie and Clarence may have had the following children:

—Violetta Marine born 1 October, 1910 in Cowden. She married to a George Wm. Morgan on 23 January, 1932. George was born 4 March, 1908 in Greenville, Bond Co., Illinois. Violetta M. Spracklen Morgan died on 8 May, 2004/ George passed on June 15, 1993. They are buried in the Resthaven Memory Gardens, Fort Collins, Larmier Co., Colorado. Find A Grave has memorials for them both but no tombstone photos.

I found George and Violetta in the 1940 census living in Greenville, Bond, Illinois on East Morin Street. He is 32 and she is 29.  They have two daughters Norma Morgan age 5 and Sylvia Morgan age 3 living with them. They had the following children:

—Judith Ann Morgan born 16 September, 1939 and died the same day in Highland, Madison Co., Illinois. She was buried on 17 September, 1939 in Montrose, Greenville, Illinois per the Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths index.

—Norma Jean Morgan who married Richard Earl Wilson and had Reid Evan, Renee Elizabeth, and David Morgan.

—Sylvia Maurine Morgan was born 29 November, 1936 in Bond Co., Illinois. She married a Jimmy Deal born 1937, they had Kelley Denise. Sylvia died 1 March, 1989 in Denver, CO.

—Bernadine Joyce marriage to a Mr. Ferraro.

—Velma Spracklin no information?

Clarence and his second wife Linda Heiland may have had a couple of children as well, I have not found a marriage for this event and vitals to verify these children’s births.

—Lorene Vinita married to Stewart L. Oliver

—Hilda Louise married to Louis Theodore Plack born 1921 and died 1981. They had Jack Louis Plack.

Florence Spracklin was born 25 February, 1892. She married to a Harry E. Endsley who was born about 1891.  He died in 1922. Florence remarried to George Sarver and had Veda born 25 May, 1913. Veda married a Eldon Barr. Veda died in February 1978 in Farmer City, DeWitt, Illinois. Florence died 27 March, 1971 in Cowden and is buried in Mound Cemetery. Find A Grave has a memorials with tombstone photo.

I found the Endsley family in the 1920 census living in Lakewood, Shelby Co., Illinois. Harry was 28 and Florence was listed at 27.  They had one daughter living with them and she was Veda L. age 6. Harry was farming and his own account and owned the land.

I found Florence and George Sarver in the 1930 and 1940 census living in Champaign Co. under the name of Sawer. In 1930 Veda was listed as step-daughter.  There were two boys a Harold? age 17 and Roscoe age 15 from another marriage. George was listed as 45 years old, Florence is 38 years old.  Only George and Florence are together in the 1940 census.

Flora Spracklin was born about 1894 and died young. She is buried in the Hubbartt Cemetery.

At this point I am not clear that Clarence married twice so that would have to be determined.  This family is difficult because we are getting beyond the 1940 census so it makes it a lot harder to find people.  I think seeking out a probate/estate file for George Robert Spracklin might help determine the relationships in this family. An obituary notice, might help if one is available. I recommend that you review all that you see above and double-check the findings.

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