Robert Scarlet Sproston

Brief Life History of Robert Scarlet

When Robert Scarlet Sproston was born on 24 October 1877, in Mercer, Illinois, United States, his father, John S Sproston, was 27 and his mother, Mary Ann Allison, was 26. He married Katherine Dell Cooper on 11 January 1899, in Mercer, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Duncan Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Perryton Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 15 January 1968, in Hamlet, Mercer, Illinois, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Hamlet, Mercer, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Scarlet Sproston
1877–1968
Nellie Margaret Cooper
1884–1949
Marriage: 1917
Margaret Evelyn Sproston
1919–1983
Roberta M Sproston
1923–1985

Sources (10)

  • Robert Sprosten, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Robert Scarlet Sproston, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Robert S Sproston, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1885 · The First Skyscraper

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 English: locative name from Sproston Green (Cheshire), recorded as Sprostune in 1086.

2 English: see Sproxton .

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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