"At the end of each sketch, to the extent possible, is shown the source and date of original publication. There are numerous sketches from the Fannie O. Jones Scrap Book. These will be identified by the term, 'FOJ Collection'. In some cases, dates of publication were unavailable." Wayne Spiller , Compiler of McCulloch County History, Vol. I. 1976
Mrs. E. W. Sparks, Native Texan, has been a resident of Brady since
1876, Born Elizabeth Scott at Lyons, Burleson County, Texas, Mrs.
Sparks was married at Voca in 1878. she is a member of the Christian Church.
Children are Bob Sparks, Melvin, and Mrs. Ben Strickland, Mrs. Edna Watters, Charley and Ernest Sparks, all of Brady.