Wilson Franklin Spruill

8 December 1850–17 December 1930 (Age 80)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Wilson Franklin

Wilson Franklin Spruill was born on 8 December 1850, in Illinois, United States as the son of George Wynne Spruill and Susan Ann Washburn. He married Lois Matilda Wooley on 5 October 1873, in Montgomery, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 17 December 1930, at the age of 80, and was buried in Arkansas City, Cowley, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilson Franklin Spruill
1850–1930
Lois Matilda Wooley
1855–1914
Marriage: 5 October 1873
George Daniel Spruill
1877–1953
Benjamin Franklin Spruill
1880–1941
Clive Spruill
1882–1940
Charles F. Spruill
1884–1954
Ethel I Spruill
1892–
Luther Ellsworth Spruill
1896–1959
Lafayette J Spruill
1896–1966

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 October 1873
Montgomery, Illinois, United States
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

    George Wynne Spruill

    Male1820–1888Male

    Susan Ann Washburn

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(3)

    William Taylor Spruill

    Male1845–Male

    Mary Ann Spruill

    Female1848–1928Female

    Male1850–1930Male

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

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.
1863

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1871

Age 21

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

Name Meaning

Variant of Scottish or northern Irish Sproul .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wilson F Spriule, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frank Spruill, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wilson Spruill, "United States Census, 1900"

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