Persis E. Sprague

Female 1871 - 1960  (88 years)


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  • Name Persis E. Sprague  [1
    Born 31 Aug 1871  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 May 1960 
    Person ID I99  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors William Jedidiah Sprague,   b. Jul 1845, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1903  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Augusta Brewer,   b. 15 Apr 1847, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1924  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1867  [2
    Family ID F4498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frank E. Rowland,   b. 1866,   d. 8 Jan 1920  (Age 54 years) 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Cecile Augusta Rowland,   b. 19 Nov 1895,   d. 11 Jan 1969  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     2. Carl Elmer Rowland,   b. 3 Oct 1891,   d. 1943  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F20379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Persis E. Sprague Rowland - August 31, 1871 - May 23, 1960. Daughter of William and Augusta Brewer Sprague. Wife of Frank E. Rowland. Married September 18, 1889.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, May 26, 1960 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Mrs. Roland, Richland, Dies - Mrs. Persis Sprague Roland, 88, widow of Frank E. Roland, died Monday at her home in Richland where she had resided the past 40 years. Services will be held Thursday at her late home at 2 p.m. and at the Church of Christ at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. E. J. Waterstripe of Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania, a former pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Richland Cemetery. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Cecile R. McElver of Richland; a brother, Orla B. Sprague of Richland; a grandson, L. Parker Godfrey, of Belleville, who lived with his grandmother from shortly after birth until 1942 when he enlisted in the army; four other grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A son, Carl Roland, died in 1943 in Syracuse. Mrs. Roland was born at Sandy Creek August 31, 1871, the daughter of William and Augusta Brewer Sprague. She was married to Mr. Roland at Sandy Creek in 1889. Following their marriage they lived in Richland for six years after which they moved to Oswego and later to Utica where Mr. Roland died in 1920 at the age of 53. He was a conductor for the New York Central Railroad for 35 years. After his death she returned to Richland to reside with her mother and has remained since that time. She was a charter member of the O. E. S. in Oswego and attended the West Baptist Church there. She was the oldest member of the Church of Christ in Richland.

  • Sources 
    1. [S245] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Richland, Oswego, New York.

    2. [S246] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Richland, Oswego, New York; Roll: 1144; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0141; FHL microfilm: 1241144.