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SPRAGUE, Frank W. (1874-1910)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 10/6/2017 at 16:10:12

Frank W. Sprague
(December 1, 1874 – February 13, 1910)

Indianola Herald, Indianola, Iowa, Thursday, Feb 17, 1910, p.6
Sad Death of Frank W. Sprague
F. W. Sprague was born near Arbor Hill, Adair County, Iowa, and continued to reside there and at Orient until about eight years ago when he with his family moved to Bagley where he had since been associated in business with his father, who passed away about a year ago. Frank Sprague attended Simpson College at one time graduating from the Commercial department. October 25, 1894, he was united in marriage to Miss Ollie M. Ogg, daughter of Capt. And Mrs. A. L. Ogg, of this place. To this union four children were born; three are left with the mother to share the irreparable loss which they have sustained in the death of a kind husband and father. Mr. Sprague was away from home the latter part of January when he received a message informing him of their little daughter’s illness from pneumonia. He immediately returned to Bagley and soon thereafter the home was place under quarantine for scarlet fever, the little girl suffering from pneumonia being the one afflicted. It was impossible to get anyone who cared to do the family washing and Mr. Sprague did it. While rubbing the clothing on an ordinary wash board he sustained a little scratch on the knuckle of the second finger of the left hand, and in a short time his arm began swelling. Physicians were summoned and everything known to medical skill supplied, but all to no avail. For two weeks he suffered untold agony, passing away after a two week illness from blood poisoning on Feb. 14, 1910, age thirty-five years, two months and thirteen days. People here who enjoyed the privilege of an acquaintance with Frank Sprague speak of him as being a thorough gentleman, of genial disposition, and manly characteristics. He was a member of the Methodist Church and also belonged to several lodges. The remains were brought here from Bagley on the Monday evening train and the funeral services at the cemetery were conducted by Rev. J. P. Morley, his former pastor and Rev. E. M. Holmes. The remains were accompanied by the following members of the Masonic Lodge at Bagley: Messrs. Chapman, Owen, Cramer and Brownley. Will Sprague and wife, of Bagley and Mrs. Hattie Eatinger and Ida M. Sprague were also here for the funeral. Mrs. A. L. Ogg and daughter Nell are still at Bagley assisting Mrs. Sprague who was unable to attend her husband’s funeral, in caring for the little girl who is still in a very precarious condition, and to all of these people the sympathy of many Indianola friends is extended.


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