Our Family Genealogy Pages

Discovering our American, Canadian and European Ancestors

James Hewlett Sprake

James Hewlett Sprake

Male 1859 - 1937  (78 years)

Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All

  • Name James Hewlett Sprake  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 10 Mar 1859  Blaenavon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Dec 1937  Plymouth PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I14043  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father James Hewlett Sprake,   b. 2 Apr 1828, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1911, Plymouth, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Samuel,   b. 16 Dec 1831, Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1897  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1852  Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Evans,   b. 20 Jul 1865, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1927, Plymouth, Luzerne, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1882  [1
    Children 
     1. Maude E. Sprake,   b. 14 Aug 1895, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1976, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     2. Stella Louise Sprake,   b. 25 Dec 1886, Plymouth Luz, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1971, Wyoming Valley, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     3. Emily Blanche Sprake,   b. 16 Sep 1889, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1965, Montour County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     4. Edna Mae Sprake,   b. Abt 1902, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1968  (Age ~ 66 years)  [natural]
     5. Cora May Sprake,   b. 18 Sep 1884, Plymouth, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1931, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
     6. Jennie Sprake,   b. Dec 1896,   d. 2 Jun 1897  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F4466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Monday, December 20, 1937 Wilkes-Barre Times Leader - Veteran Fireman Claimed By Death - Ill with complications for the past several months, James H. Sprake, veteran fireman and charter member of Elm Hill Hose Company No. 3, died Sunday afternoon at 5:30 in the family home, 55 Jeanette street. His passing is regretted by a large following of friends throughout the West Side. Born in England, 77 years ago, he came to Plymouth at the age of 15 and has since resided here. For many years he worked as a breaker boy at the Haddock No. 12 Colliery and later was employed for 30 years as a hoisting engineer for that company. For the past 17 years, Mr. Sprake was employed as a stoker engineer at the local plant of the Luzerne County Gas and Electric Company. Mr. Sprake was an active member of the Elm Hill Hose Company for many years and had served the borough for many years as chief of the fire alarm system. He was the last surviving charter member of that company. Surviving are these children: Maude and Edna, at home; Mrs. Harry K. Search, Wilkes-Barre, Mrs. R. R. Daniels, Haggerstown, Md.; one brother, Edmund T. Sprake, Plymouth and two sisters, Mrs. Emily Armitage, Buffalo, and Mrs. Sadie Allabaugh, Philadelphia. His widow died 11 years ago. Eight grandchildren and one great grandchild also survives.

      Newspaper Obituary - December 20, 1937 Wilkes Barre Record - Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania - Veteran Resident Of Plymouth Dies - James H. Sprake, 77, 55 Jeanette Street, Plymouth, died yesterday afternoon at 5:30 at his home after a lingering illness. He was born in England and came to this country 63 years ago and has since resided in Plymouth. Mr. Sprake worked at No. 12 Mines as a breaker boy and later served as hoisting engineer at that colliery for 30 years for the Haddock Coal Company. For the last 17 years he has been employed at the Luzerne County Gas & Electric Company plant at Pymouth as a stoker engineer. Mr. Sprake was the last surviving charter member of the Elm Hill Hose Company No. 3 of Plymouth and was active in that department. Surviving are the following daughters: Maude and Edna, at home; Mrs. Harry K. Search, city; Mrs. R. R. Daniels, Hagerstown, Md.; a brother, Edmund T. Sprake of Plymouth, and two sisters: Mrs. Emily Armitage of Buffalo and Mrs. Sadie Laubaugh, Philadelphia. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. His wife died 11 years ago.

  • Sources 
    1. [S758] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Plymouth Ward 1, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1434; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0118; FHL microfilm: 1241434.

    2. [S561] 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: Plymouth, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1151; Family History Film: 1255151; Page: 432D; Enumeration District: 148; Image: 0089.

    3. [S2009] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;).

    4. [S846] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Year: 1910; Census Place: Plymouth Ward 2, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1369; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0103; FHL microfilm: 1375382.

    5. [S1994] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1920; Census Place: Plymouth Ward 9, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1596; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 184; Image: 253.

    6. [S841] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).

    7. [S2397] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Year: 1870; Census Place: Plains, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1367; Page: 450A; Family History Library Film: 552866.