Person:Lester McLain (1)

Lester Sparks McLain
m. 6 Sep 1896
  1. Merrill Thomas McLain1897 - 1985
  2. Maynard Leonard McLain1899 - 1976
  3. Lester Sparks McLain1901 - 1999
  4. Velma Mae McLain1904 - 1971
  5. Wava Letha McLain1907 - 1974
  6. Florence Ellen McLain1909 - 1966
  7. Revah Frances McLain1914 - 1997
  8. Cyrenus Augustus McLain1915 - 1997
m. 1 Aug 1929
  1. Florence Pauline (Polly) McLain1944 - 1995
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Lester Sparks McLain
Gender Male
Birth[3][4][5][6] 4 Sep 1901 Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan
Marriage 1 Aug 1929 Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisianato Ada Estelle Hamilton
Death[7][8] 27 Jun 1999 Spearman, Hansford County, Texas
Burial? Hansford Cemetery in Spearman, Hansford County, Texas

Called "Sparky" in school.

From Hansford County book: "In 1919, after World War One, the Santa Fe Railroad built a branch road from Shattuck, Oklahoma to Spearman, Texas, five miles east of Old Hansford, in Hansford County, Texas where L.S. McLain moved with his brother, Maynard McLain. Together, they built a Real Estate Office in Spearman in the fall of 1919. In the Spring of 1920, the McLains saw most of Old Hansford moved to Spearman by steam engine. Lester well remembers that when he came to Spearman, there was only one graded road throughout the county, from Old Ochiltree through Old Hansford and on to Guymon, Oklahoma. When you chose another direction, you traveled trails leading to neighbor's homes or angling roads like the one to Amarillo which took you through pastureland one hundred and five gates by way of Dumas, Texas. This trip took all day long provided you had two gate openers along to speed things up."

1930 Census of ED #1, Spearman, Hansford County, Texas Barkley Street name age married born FB MB occupation McLain, Lester S. head 28 md at 27 MI MI IN Real estate, Land

             Ada E.       wife     23  md at 23   LA    TX  TX
  1. Information received from Mona Estelle McLain May.
  2. Family record book found in Gail McLain's book.
  3. Record book in Gail McLain's book.
  4. Information received from Mona Estelle McLain May.
  5. Lester Sparks McLain.
  6. Hansford County Cemetery burial list.
  7. Information received from Mona Estelle McLain May.
  8. Hansford County Cemetery burial list.