Fannie Belle Sprague

about 1871–
Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa, United States

The Life of Fannie Belle

Fannie Belle Sprague was born about 1871, in Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa, United States as the daughter of Moses H Sprague and Charlotte Bucknell. She married Charles Pierce Babb on 22 December 1892. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Pierce Babb
Fannie Belle Sprague
Marriage: 22 December 1892
Walter Clyde Babb

Spouse and Children

22 December 1892


Parents and Siblings

    Moses H Sprague


    Charlotte Bucknell




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 13

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 31

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Fannie B Babb in household of Charles P Babb, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fannie B Baff in household of Charles P Baff, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fannie B Babb in household of Charles P Babb, "United States Census, 1930"

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