Donie Blanche Sparks

23 August 1901–12 February 1985 (Age 83)
Texas, United States

The Life of Donie Blanche

When Donie Blanche Sparks was born on 23 August 1901, in Texas, United States, her father, Charles Colquitt Sparks, was 23 and her mother, Nancy Ida Martin, was 23. She married Charlie Thomas Lunceford on 21 January 1923, in Smith, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Smith, Texas, United States in 1940 and Jamestown, Saint Helena in 1954. She died on 12 February 1985, in Smith, Texas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Smith, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charlie Thomas Lunceford
Donie Blanche Sparks
Marriage: 21 January 1923
Charles Mancle Lunceford
Thomas B Lunceford
Dorothy Naomi Lunceford
Colleene Lunceford
Patricia Ann Lunceford

Spouse and Children

21 January 1923
Smith, Texas, United States



    Dorothy Naomi Lunceford


    Colleene Lunceford


    Patricia Ann Lunceford


    Thomas B Lunceford


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Colquitt Sparks





World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 4

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Spark 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Donie Lunceford in household of Charles Lunceford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donie Sparks in household of C C Sparks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Donie B Sparks in household of Charley C Sparks, "United States Census, 1910"

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