McLemoreStrong
Genealogy
Strong - McLemore History and Ancestry
First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]
Annie Josephine O'Neill

Annie Josephine O'Neill

Female 1884 - 1967  (83 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Annie Josephine O'Neill 
    Born 14 May 1884  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Jun 1967  Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Duncan Memorial Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • SSDI search result: Annie Sparks born 14 May 1884, died June 1967 (SS#447-34-9349) Death benefits sent to OK City, OK 73107.

      Annie had a considerable library and she gave Lewis Adair Payne a set of Shakespeare's plays. The volumes were bound in rococo leather and printed on thin India paper. These had been given to her as a gift by her lawyer. Lewis was supposed to inherit her set of Dickens books but they went elsewhere.

      She had a beautiful large cut glass punch bowl which was thought to have been stolen for a long time. One day it was discovered in the local priest's home. Apparently she had lent it for a church event and both parties forgot about it.

      She died in poverty having lost her money through lack of financial acuity. She was a very generous and thoughtful person.

      At the time of the 1930 census, she was listed as follows:

      303-69-71 Sparks, Annie Head 0 $5000 F W 45 D No Yes Texas Northern Ireland Missouri Yes Manager Estate Employed 3N -----------, Mary P Daughter F W 16 S Yes Yes Oklahoma North Carolina Texas None
    Person ID I1526  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father John O'Neill,   b. 27 Aug 1845, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1914, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Sarah Elizabeth Payne,   b. 10 Oct 1845, Shelby County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1919, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1883  Montague, Montague County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Their marriage was recorded in Montague County Courthouse Marriage Book B, page 61. The wedding was conducted by S.C. Royal, Minister of the Gospel.
    Documents
    O'Neill Home Duncan, Oklahoma
    O'Neill Home Duncan, Oklahoma
    Born in Ireland, John O'Neill made his fortune in cattle and banking. He built an imposing house in Duncan in 1902. Much of the material used in this house, including the large cedar beams, was hauled by ox-pulled wagons from Gainesville, Texas. For a period of time the west upstairs bedroom was used as a Roman Catholic Mission. (Goins, C. R. & Morris, J. W. (1980) Oklahoma Homes Past and Present University of Oklahoma Press: Norman) At the time of the 1910 census, he was listed as having an "independent income." John and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Payne, were the original occupants of the home, along withe their daughters, Byrd and Annie. Later it was owned by Annie Josephine O'Neill and her husband James Rufus Sparks. Later still it was purchased by the Pace family and called the Pace Mansion.
    Family ID F1054  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Rufus Sparks,   b. 11 Aug 1867, Caldwell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1946, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1907  Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • STEPHENS COUNTY MARRIAGES - 1907 - 1912 SPARKS, JAMES R 38 O'NEILL, ANNIE J 23 27 NOV 1907 ST-1-5

      Duncan Banner  November 29, 1907 A Pretty Home Wedding
          The beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. Jno O'Neill was the scene of a pretty home wedding Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock when their daughter, Miss Annie J., was united in marriage to Mr. J.R. Sparks, Father Urban De Hasque officiating.
          The house was tastefully decorated with crysanthemums and potted plants and brilliantly lighted, the effect producing a harmonious feeling of joy and good cheer--an omen of good luck.  After the ceremony the guests assembled around the pre-Thanksgiving festal board and partook of an elegant wedding breakfast.
          A number of immediate friends of the family were in attendance and the contracting parties were the recipients of many handsome presents.
          The bride is a highly accomplished young lady, possessing many charms of both mind and heart, and has grown to womanhood in this city.  The groom is sober, industrious and reliable well worthy of the flower he has plucked from the beautiful home garden.  They start out in their new relations under most auspicious circumstances and with the best wishes of a host of friends.
          The Banner joins in the hearty and sincere congratulations that are being showered upon them and hopes their wedded life will prove one long, sweet dream of happiness, contentment and prosperity.

      The Duncan Banner
      Friday, Dec. 10, 1926
      DIVORCE APPLICATION FILED
      Mrs. Annie O'Neil Sparks Seeks Separation From Husband
      Mrs. Annie O'Neill Sparks, 303 Hickory avenue, filed application for a restraining order to prevent her husband, James R. Sparks, from coming to the Sparks home after today. The application was granted.

      A petition asking for a divorce from Sparks was to follow, it was understood.
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. John Hugh Sparks,   b. 30 Jan 1909, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1909, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. James O'Neill Sparks,   b. 30 Aug 1911, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1911, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Mary Patricia O'Neill Sparks,   b. 8 Mar 1914, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1983, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2011 
    Family ID F1057  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 May 1884 - Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Nov 1907 - Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jun 1967 - Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    O'Neill Sisters, ca 1907
    O'Neill Sisters, ca 1907
    This photo was sent as a postcard to Mr. and Mrs. John O'Neill from their daughter Bird. It was postmarked from Concrete, Colorado, and was dated 11 January 1907. The message read "Do you know your baby daughter in this grown up picture? Bird." Bird is seated on the right, and it appears that her older sister Annie is standing to the left. They appear to be in old west costume, with the photo probably taken as a novelty.
    O'Neill, Annie Josephine, ca 1920
    O'Neill, Annie Josephine, ca 1920
    Wife of James Rufus Sparks
    B. 1884 Texas D. 1967 Oklahoma
    Annie was the eldest daughter of John O'Neill and Sarah Elizabeth Payne. Both her parents and her only sister died while she was still in her thirties.

    Documents
    Payne, Anna Laura ca 1922, Baptism
    Payne, Anna Laura ca 1922, Baptism
    Certificate of Baptism from Church of the Assumption, Duncan, Oklahoma. Her godparents were J.R. and Annie (O'Neill) Sparks.

    Headstones
    Sparks, Annie (O'Neill)
    Sparks, Annie (O'Neill)

  • Sources 
    1. [S260] O'Neill Family Bibile (Owned by Jo Pat Kubik) Front byleaf Montague, TX 1884 Cost $5,50.

    2. [S221] Montague County, Texas, Marriage License.

    3. [S124] Harvey, Kenneth C--Family Member; Gedcom, Printed Descendants Reports of Payne and Gentry Families, Correspondence.