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See SQ p. 3927 for a report of the death of John J. Kitchen. It includes references to his ancestors back to his 2nd great-grandparents, Garrett and Elizabeth (Boggs) Sparks, and includes a photograph of his great-grandparents, Garrett Melvin and Mary (Miller) Sparks and their children including his grandmother, Dora Vessie (Sparks) Kitchen.
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SQ p. 3647: He was a minister.
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Peg Oman, 6504 So. Clarkson St., Littleton, CO. 80121 advises:
"Elizabeth's (1271) sister Anastasia (1408) by Luke Mattingly's 1st
wife Anastasia Ford married a Joseph Spalding. According to Fr. Herm an's
book (THE MATTINGLY FAMILY IN EARLY AMERICA), two of her half-brother s, by
Priscilla Knott, widow of George (Knott) married Spaldings; Benett ma rried
(2nd) Eloise Spalding (1548) 9 Nov 1801 (prob Saint Mary's Co. but wo uld
have to look), and Zacariah married Anny Panny Spalding (1215) her 3r d mar-
riage 20 January 1798 (no issue by marriage 1 & 2)."
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From family group sheets provided by Peg Oman, 6504 So. Clarkson S t.,
Littleton, Co., 80121:
"Rebecca ( ) Knott, her second marriage. Purportedly the wido w of
John Knott. Reference: MARRIAGES AND DEATHS IN ST. MARY'S COUNTY, M D.,
(1634-1900) by Fresco. Born: ; Died: Between Mar 1661-2 & Apr 166 2.
Issue by first marriage: Francis born ca. 1649; Ann married ( ) Hari nton"
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See SQ p. 3863.
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The following comments were provided by his daughter, Mary Francis (Krig) Stim:
"When John was born, he was given the name Paul Presnell Kring by his parents. They called him Jack all his life. When he signed up to go into the Navy during World War II, they asked him for his name and he replied "Jack", so they wrote down John and asked for his middle name. He said my name is Paul so they put that for his middle name. Thus he became John Paul Kring. After the war he had his name legally changed to John Paul."
"Burial: 31 December, 1990, East Resthaven Park Cemetery, Maricopa, AZ. Suvis Harris Kring is buried in Nogalas, Santa Cruz County, AZ."
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See THE SPARKS QUARTERLY, December 1994, Whole No. 168, p. 4400:
DEATH TAKES NORA (KRING) FLOWERS
We have just learned that Nora (Kring) Flowers, one of our loyal members, died on May 28, 1993, at San Antonio, Texas. She was 94 years of age. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Morrison and Mrs. Norene Searls; one son, Frank Flowers; one sister, Mrs Ruth Blakely; and one brother, Woodrow Kring.
Nora Kring was born on December 8, 1898, in Yoakum, Texas, and was a daughter of James D. and Ada (Sparks) Kring. Her maternal grandparents were Newell Crane and Laura (Fetzer) Sparks. She was married to Herbert F. Flowers on November 11, 1916, and they had five children, three of whom they reared to maturity. Herbert Flowers died on January 7, 1975, at Waco, Texas.
We extend our sympathy to Mrs. Flowers' children and other family members. (For further details about this branch of the Sparks family, see the September 1985 issue of the QUARTERLY, Whole No. 131, pp. 2775-77.)
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They are both buried in Memory Lawn Memorial Park, Litchfield, Maricopa County, Arizona.
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Her birthdate is pure speculation. Her husband Robert is shown a s being 38 in the census of 1870. This is incorrect according to th e article in the HISTORY OF UNION COUNTY (see his notes) which show s his birth date in 1822. The error of Robert was 10 years in the cen sus and it is assumed that the same error was made for Ellen. Otherw ise, she would have been 36 with a 21 year old child.
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SQ p. 3634:
She "was buried in the Union Chapel Cemetery."