Age: 21, credited to Castleton, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/10/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. B, 2nd VT INF, m/o 6/29/64
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Birth: abt 1840, Chittenden, VT
Death: Before 10/22/1912
Burial: City Cemetery, Sacramento, CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Valarie Vine
Findagrave Memorial #: 125367320
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, application date
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento, CA
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DURHAM SPRAGUE SUDDEN DEATH YESTERDAY AFTERNOON
Death made a sudden demand on this community yesterday, and selected for its victim Durham Sprague, an old and respected citizen, and well known contractor.
Mr. Sprague had been at work during forenoon, and went home to his dinner at the usual noon hour. He was then in his accustomed health, but shortly after he had finished a rather hearty meal he complained of numbness in his hands and arms, and found it necessary to lie down. He sent word to his partner. Mr. Elliot, that he would not be able to go out during the day. A few minutes later he was dead., and when a physician arrived all was over.
Deceased was a man of apparently more than robust constitution, and his death was a terrible shock to his family. He was a native of Vermont and 47 years of age. He leaves a wife and four children, the oldest being 12 years old. The little ones were sadly distressed as soon as they realized their father was dying, and in the frenzy of their grief ran to the street screaming for help for him.
Mr. Sprague was a member of sacramento Lodge I.O.O.F., and also the Ancient Order of United Workmen. He was a man of sterling character and uprightness, and his untimely death causes widespread regret.
Sacramento (CA) Record Union, March 23, 1893
Courtesy of Deanna French