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Sprague, O. Burr 1879-1938


Posted By: Monica
Date: 4/13/2012 at 18:16:01

I am not related and have no further information. This is from an old scrapbook owned by Clara (Jones)McCartney. All glued in a book, very few have dates on them.


O. Burr Sprague, son of Charles and Emma Sprague, was born July 10, 1879 near Edgewood, Iowa, and departed this life on Thursday evening, June 3, 1938 at the age of 58 years, 10 months and 22 days.

Mr. Sprague had been in failing health for the past few years, but all had hoped that his rugged constitution would carry him through and that before long he would again regain his former health. He was a hard working man, toiling early and late to provide a comfortable home for his loved ones and meet the demands of life as they came. A law abiding citizen, honest in all his business dealings with his fellowmen; a good neighbor and friend, willing to lend a helping hand wherever and whenever necessary to help someone in need.

Mr. Sprague lived in the greater part of his life in Wood Center community, where we have learned to love and respect him for all the good qualities that were his and his shortcomings, if there were any, we cover them with the mantle of charity and love. He had experienced "That we do not walk on rosy beds of ease but that hardships and bitterness is often man's lot, seeing the days when also he had to say, "I find no pleasure in them" nevertheless hopeful that the tomorrow would be better than today, taking new courage and carrying on."

He was united in marriage to Bertha Fishel on July 2, 1902. To this union six children were born, Charles Sprague and Mrs. Erma Malone of Manchester, Claude Sprague of Hawley, Minn., Eldridge Sprague of Elkport, Mrs. Bernice Fry of Edgewood and Mabel at home. The closing days of his life he spent in the hospital in Oelwein, tenderly cared for by his loving wife and members of his immediate family.

He leaves to mourn his death, his dear wife, three sons and three daughters and 14 grandchildren. Surviving are also three brothers, C. C. Sprague of Lake Park, Ia., Frank D. Sprague of Strawberry Point and John Sprague of Arlington; also seven sisters, Mrs. Henry Hilsenbeck, Greeley, Mrs. Lou Howell of Marion, Mrs. Guy Phelps, Manchester, Mrs. Charles Winkler, Elkader, Mrs. Leon Jones, Mrs. Lloyd Gates, Mrs. Ed Combs of Edgewood and vicinity, besides many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Wood church Sunday afternoon, June 5 in charge of Rev. A. H. Meyer, assisted by Rev. Geo. Shoemaker.

Interment was made in the Edgewood cemetery.--Rev. A. H. Meyer


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