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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