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Benjamin L. Sprinkle (1911)


Posted By: Kent Transier (email)
Date: 6/23/2007 at 19:29:07

Winterset Madisonian
Thursday, July 20, 1911
Page 1

Death of B. L. Sprinkle

Benj. L. Sprinkle, a resident of Winterset for more than thirty seven years, and widely known throughout the county, passed away on Monday afternoon after a long period of gradual decline. For about two years he had been helpless and suffered greatly.

Mr. Sprinkle came to Madison county in 1875. He followed the occupation of grocery salesman and in that capacity gained a wide acquaintance and the lasting friendship of many people of this country. His funeral was held from the Methodist church, Wednesday afternoon. Rev. A. A. Walburn conducted the funeral services and the body was escorted to the grave by the Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities with which the deceased was affiliated for many years.

The surviving the members of the family are the wife, Mrs. M. E. Sprinkle of this place, Jesse and Vanlandingham of Washington D. C., B. W. and Arthur Sprinkle of Canon City, Colorado, Harry of Newton, Ray of Lamont, Wash., and one daughter, Mrs. Alma Younger of this place.

Obituary – Benjamin L. Sprinkle

Benj. Sprinkle was born in Fayette county, Ohio, Sept. 13, 1841 and died in Winterset, Iowa, July 17, 1911, age 69 years, 10 months and 4 days. He was married to Margaret E. Binegar, April 2, 1863. To this union eleven children were born, nine sons and two daughters. Three sons and one daughter have preceded the father in death.

Years ago he joined the M. E. church. He was an ----- member of the Masonic fraternity and also the Odd Fellows. For some years he had been in bad health but during most of the past two years he has been confined to his home and mostly to his bed. His wife and children have done their full duty to him and we trust our Heavenly Father will compensate them, especially the wife, for her patient and long continued service. He suffered much but his release has come and today we gave his body a Christian burial and commend his soul to the ----of our Lord. Services at the M. E. church Wednesday at 2—p. m. conducted by Rev. A. A. Walburn and the Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities conducted the burial services at the grave of their departed brother.

Transcriber’s notes: The obituary was not clear, making some of the words difficult to interpret. The son, “Vanlandingham”, is “Joshua Vanlandingham Sprinkle”, also known as “Lannie”.

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