Interesting that while growing up my grandmother Millie Melvina Moore Maize was friends??? with a Letha and Hershel Sparks in Kirksville, Mo. We had Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners there a couple of times. Herschel(Red) was a trucker and hauled grain through Palmyra(where I live) to Hannibal, Mo..
Starks rather than Sparks.