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87. Catherine Elizabeth HOLDERNESS78,143 was born on 14 April 1898 in Dallas County, Arkansas.6 She died in October 1986 at the age of 88 in Mount Airy, Frederick County, Maryland.142

In 1920, a few months before her marriage, Catherine is listed with her mother and was a Music Teacher, Instrumental [probably piano].
Married John Paul Sparks. He was the son of John C. and Nancy Sparks. Daughter, Catherine Elizabeth, and a son, John Crockett Sparks.

1930 Census. Kirkwood City, St. Louis Co, MO, Central Twp.
They lived at 836 Kirkwood Rd. Family 143.
John P. Sparks, value of home - $20,000, several $1000 more than others on this page. He was age 33, married at 23. Born in AR, father b. TN, mother b. AR. Highway contractor.
Katherine, wife, age 32, married at age 22, b. AR as were her parents
Ketherine E., dau, age 8, b. MO. John E., son, age 4 years, 1 month, b. MO
Verna Hammock, age 18, servant

1945 Florida State Census. Prec 12, Hillsborough.
Living at 110 Crescent Place
John Paul Sparks, age 49, b. Arkansas, 3 years of college, in the Army
Catherine H., age 47, b. Arkansas, 4 years of college, housework

John and Catherine made at least two trips to Europe. Found on Ancestry in the immigration data. They arrived on the Queen Elizabeth, from Cherbourg, France, on 6 Aug 1950 - they had left Cherbourg on August 1st. John Paul Sparks' address was given as 123 W. Woodbine, Kirkwood, MO. His age given as 54, her as 52. Their passports were issued in Arkansas and they had 7 piece of baggage.
A 2nd trip showed their arrival in New York on the Queen Elizabeth, on 12 Oct 1954. It had sailed from Cherbourg, France, on October 7th. Both were age 56 and their passports were from Arkansas. They had 7 pieces of baggage.

Catherine Elizabeth HOLDERNESS and John Paul SPARKS were married on 15 September 1920 in Dallas County, Arkansas.6 John Paul SPARKS was born in 1896.6 He died in March 1985 at the age of 89 in Mount Airy, Frederick County, Maryland.142

Catherine Elizabeth HOLDERNESS and John Paul SPARKS had the following children:

150

i.

Catherine E. SPARKS137 was born on 28 November 1921.176

Married W. F. Robey

151

ii.

John Crockett SPARKS137 was born on 26 February 1926 in St. Louis County, Missouri.176 He died on 6 April 1982 at the age of 56 in Palm Beach, Florida.

Married Winifred Williams.

Listed in the Florida Death Index, Ancestry.com