Margaret Jones

about 6 May 1846–17 September 1894 (Age 48)
Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Jones was born about 6 May 1846, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, her father, Robert Jones, was 53 and her mother, Margaret Fullington, was 45. She married James Henry Sprague on 22 October 1868, in De Witt, DeWitt, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. She lived in Morgan, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and De Witt, DeWitt, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 September 1894, at the age of 48.

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James Henry Sprague
Margaret Jones
Marriage: 22 October 1868
Lula May Sprague
Margaret Elizabeth Sprague
Sarah C Sprague
Julia Ann Sprague
James Albert Sprague
Mary Ethany Sprague
Jamima Sprague
Gladys Belle Sprague

Spouse and Children

    James Henry Sprague



22 October 1868
De Witt, DeWitt, Illinois, United States


    Lula May Sprague


    Margaret Elizabeth Sprague


    Sarah C Sprague


    Julia Ann Sprague


    James Albert Sprague


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 2

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 10

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 15

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margret Sprague in household of Henry Sprague, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margrett Sprague in household of James Sprague, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margaret Jones in household of Robert Jones, "United States Census, 1850"

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