Darius A. Sprague

31 January 1849–16 October 1919 (Age 70)
Harmony Township, Clark, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Darius A.

When Darius A. Sprague was born on 31 January 1849, in Harmony Township, Clark, Ohio, United States, his father, Darius Sprague, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Rice, was 32. He married Phoebe Ellen Thorp on 31 January 1871, in Clark, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in South Charleston, Madison Township, Clark, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Madison Township, Clark, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died on 16 October 1919, in South Charleston, Clark, Ohio, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in South Charleston, Clark, Ohio, United States.

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Darius A. Sprague
Phoebe Ellen Thorp
Marriage: 31 January 1871
Eva B. Sprague
Zella Naomi Sprague
Oellie Sprague
Flozzie Hazel Sprague

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  • Marriage
    31 January 1871Clark, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 11
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 19
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon): nickname from Middle English sprag ‘brisk, energetic’, a variant of Sprake with voicing of the -k-, which survives in the 19th-century dialect word spragg ‘lively, ingenious’. It was occasionally used in the 12th century as personal name, recorded as Spreg'c. 1177–86.History: William Sprague came from England to Salem, MA, in 1628 with his brothers Ralph and Richard. He was one of the founders of Charlestown, MA, and later of Hingham, MA. His descendants include Peleg Sprague, a jurist and MA legislator, who was born in 1793 in Duxbury, MA; William Sprague a textile manufacturer born in 1773 in Cranston, RI; and Yale College educator Homer Baxter Sprague, who was born in 1829 in South Sutton, MA, and whose legacy lives on in Yale's Sprague concert hall.

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

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    • Darius Alonzo Sprague in entry for Flossie Hazel Sprague, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
    • Darius Sprague in household of Darius Sprague, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Darius Sprague in entry for Pearl H. Cheney and Pearl Sprague, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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