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Please note: At noon, E.S.T., on Sunday, December 15, 2019, we will be updating our database. During this time, you will be unable to do searches, view individuals, etc. The update should take from one to two hours. We are adding 1,308 individuals.

Updated on 21 November 2019

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Albert Arnold Sprague, IV, Webmaster

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A history for Canadian immigrants quarantined at Grosse Óle, Quebec.
A history for Canadian immigrants quarantined at Grosse Óle, Quebec.
 
 
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An overview of the origins of the Home Children sent to Canada.
An overview of the origins of the Home Children sent to Canada.
 
 
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Slavery and the Sprague Family
Slavery and the Sprague Family
Although it is distasteful to think of our Sprague ancestors being involved with enslavement of Native American and African-born people, it is a fact that they were. Dick Weber, the Sprague Database compiler, offers what has been found recently about Sprague involvement with slavery. He asks that those who are interested in the subject read the linked paper. If you have additional information about slaves kept by Sprague ancestors, or any other Sprague connection with slavery, please send in the information. It could be helpful to descendants of slaves researching their family lines.  
 
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Sprague, Albert Arnold and Nancy Ann Atwood celebrate their golden wedding.
Sprague, Albert Arnold and Nancy Ann Atwood celebrate their golden wedding.
 
 
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Sprague, Winona Azalia and husband, Dr. Blinn A Harris, at the time of their wedding on 2 June 1901, taken from a scrap book of newspaper, articles on file with the Chenango County Historian's Office. The paper was dated 1901.
Sprague, Winona Azalia and husband, Dr. Blinn A Harris, at the time of their wedding on 2 June 1901, taken from a scrap book of newspaper, articles on file with the Chenango County Historian's Office. The paper was dated 1901.
 
 
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TERRIBLE DISASTER AT SEA.
TERRIBLE DISASTER AT SEA.
Cummings, George (1824-1904) and wife, Sprague, Margaret Potter (1828-1897) were two of fifteen survivors of the disaster described as follows: TERRIBLE DISASTER AT SEA: The Golden Light was struck by lightning.

TERRIBLE DISASTER AT SEA.--The ship Shand, Christie, from Calcutta, Dec. 5th, arrived at this port, yesterday. She brought three passengers and a part of the crew of the clipper ship Golden Light, which sailed from this port Feb. 12th, for San Francisco. On the night of the 22d Feb., in lat. 22 23 N., long. 47 49 W., the Golden Light was struck by lightning. All hands were driven to the boats, numbering, passengers and crew, 35 persons. The ship was shortly afterwards enveloped in flames, and burnt to the water.
The boars, five in number, were abundantly supplied with provisions and water. One boat was missing on the morning of the 24th, and another parted company on the 4th night after leaving the ship. After five days experience in the open boats, the remaining three boats were picked up by the ship Shand, as above. The Captain and crew treated the unfortunates in the most hospitable manner.
Fifteen out of the 35, are only known to have been saved. The following is a list of passengers picked up: Mrs. H. E. Ford, Yarmouth, Me.; Mrs. E. S. Merrill, Gardiner, ME--Mr. and Mrs. Cummings, do., Mr. E. P. Dodge, Salem; Mr. Nathan Simonds, Lincoln.
The Golden Light belonged to the Windsor Line, and was owned by James Hutchins, of this city. The value of the ship and her cargo is about $300,000 which is fully insured, and mostly in this city. It was her first trip--having been out twelve days; she registered ... ... 1140 tons. It is supposed that fifteen persons must have perished by the perils of the sea.--[Boston Mail.} 
 



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