Saturday, March 12, 2011

On This Day: March 12

In 1851, my maternal great-grandmother Ruth Franklin was born in Ohio. [Labette County, Kansas, death certificate no. illegible (1914), Ruth Snider; Kansas Board of Health.] She was the oldest child of Joseph Franklin and Rhoda Cary. She died August 28, 1914, in Parsons, Labette County, Kansas, and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

In 1912, my father, Jasper Jackson Spurlock, was born in Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas, the fourth, and youngest, child of Jasper Jackson Spurlock and Mamie Olive Martindale. [Source: Cherokee County, Texas, delayed birth certificate no. 27/580 (issued 1943), Jasper Jackson Spurlock, Jr.; Texas Department of Health.] I don't have many pictures of my dad; this one was taken about 1955.

He died on February 15, 1978, in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, and is buried in Lone Grove Cemetery. [Source: Carter County, Oklahoma, death certificate no. 02625 (1978), Jasper J. Spurlock, Jr.; Oklahoma Department of Health, Oklahoma City.]

© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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