Verne Wilfred Sponagle

January 1898–30 November 1978 (Age 80)
Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Verne Wilfred

When Verne Wilfred Sponagle was born in January 1898, in Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Alfred Lorenza Sponagle, was 25 and his mother, Susan A. Druce, was 25. He married Laura May Faulkner on 30 September 1919, in Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada. He lived in Guysborough, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1911. He died on 30 November 1978, in Goldboro, Guysborough, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 80, and was buried in Goldboro, Guysborough, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Verne Wilfred Sponagle
Laura May Faulkner
Marriage: 30 September 1919

Spouse and Children

30 September 1919
Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada

Parents and Siblings

    Alfred Lorenza Sponagle


    Susan A. Druce





    Margaret Bell Sponagle



    James I Sponagle


    Reuben Osborne Sponagle


+1 More Child

World Events (6)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 11

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 23

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 47

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Spannagel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Verne Wilfred Sponagle, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"
  • Verne W Sponagle in household of Albert Sponagle, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Vernon Wilfred Sponagle, "Find A Grave Index"

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