|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1874|
|Death: ||Nov. 22, 1940|
This is my Great Grandfather.
He died at Jefferson Hospital, in Charlottesville City, Virginia.
John was a Carpenter, Laborer of Odd Jobs.
The 1920 US Census & the 1922 Charlottesville, Virginia, City Directory, both listed his occupation as Superintendent, City. Aunt Thelma Snyder-Lewis (his granddaughter) said, "I thought he was a Chief of Police or Constable for the City. And, that when his son, Allen, was arrested for braking the law, John resigned from his position. He thought it looked bad for someone in his position to have family that did not obey the law." After finding the 1920 US Census & the 1922 Charlottesville, Virginia, City Directory listing his occupation as Superintendent. I will go with that as his occupation from 1920-1922. There is a picture posted of him wearing a badge.
He was the son of Allen E. Sprouse b. Jan 1852, d. Sep 1915, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA. His mother's name was Mary L. (last name not confirmed, may have been Wood) born Sep 1849, Nelson County, Virginia, USA. If anyone has documentation regarding her surname and family, please contact me.
Children of John Walker Sprouse and Betty Victoria Hawley
i. Bertha Lee Sprouse was born in Apr. 1893 in Virginia, USA and died on Apr. 18, 1930.
ii. Mabel Eula Sprouse was born on Sep. 12, 1897 in Albemarle County, Virginia, USA and died on May 29, 1987 in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA.
iii. Allen Sprouse was born in 1902 and died on an unknown date.
iv. Gladys Ola "Sis" Sprouse was born on Jun. 14, 1906 and died on Feb. 1, 1988 in Richmond, Henrico, VA.
v. Lillian (birth certificate has "Lilly," she changed it to Lillian) Mae "Teddy" Sprouse was born on Feb. 23, 1908 in Albemarle County, Virginia, USA and died on Jul. 30, 1977 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
vi. Grover Elmer Sprouse was born in Dec. 1909 and died on an unknown date.
vii. Rose Elma Sprouse was born in 1913 and died on Jul. 30, 1977.
viii. Maude Sprouse was born About 1900 in Virginia, USA and died on an unknown date (died as a toddler from the flu).
ix. Jane Sprouse was born About 1900 in Virginia, USA and died on an unknown date (died as a toddler from the flu).
If anyone out there has additional information on this family and their Descendants, I would love to hear from you!
Betty Victoria Hawley Sprouse (1873 - 1967)*
Mabel Eula Sprouse Snyder (1897 - 1987)*
Created by: Debra Werkheiser-Kemmere...
Record added: Apr 01, 2010
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