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Keywords:Comanche County Historical Marker, Texas Historical Markers
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.27 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken6-Jan-18 15:02
Date modified6-Jan-18 15:02
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length52 mm
Focal length (35mm)78 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.9
Exposure1/160 at f/13
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Frances Marie Sparks Brown

Frances Marie Sparks Brown

De Leon
Comanche County, Texas
32 06.916' N 98 31.516' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of SH-6 and Festival Lane. Go 100 feet east on SH-6. The marker is on the left (north) side of the highway.

Text: (October 17, 1849 - January 1, 1934) Frances Marie Sparks, a native of North Carolina and daughter of Daniel and Kezziah Sparks, married Thomas Brown in 1865. They lived in Grayson County, Texas, before moving to a 410-acre farm near here about 1876. During the 1880s and 1890s Frances served as a midwife and lay doctor for families in the area. Known as "Aunt Fanny" she often rode 6-8 miles by horseback at night to deliver a baby. Despite her husband's death in 1912 Frances skillfully managed her farm and reared 12 children while continuing to nurse many of her neighbors back to health.