Augustus Brown Reed Sprague

7 March 1827–17 May 1910 (Age 83)
Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Augustus Brown Reed

When Augustus Brown Reed Sprague was born on 7 March 1827, in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Lee Sprague, was 29 and his mother, Lucia SNOW, was 21. He married Mary Jennie Barbour on 23 October 1890, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States for about 55 years. He died on 17 May 1910, in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Augustus Brown Reed Sprague
1827–1910
Mary Jennie Barbour
1857–1927
Marriage: 23 October 1890
Alice A Sprague
1893–1986

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 October 1890
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1863

Age 36

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: from northern Middle English Spragge, either a personal name or a byname meaning ‘lively’, a metathesized and voiced form of Spark 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Augustus R B Sprague, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1855"
  • Augustus B R Sprague, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Augustus B R Sprague, "United States Census, 1880"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.