|Birth: ||Jul. 24, 1902|
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 1989|
Sprinkle.- John F., son of Harry W. and Emma (Cartwright) Sprinkle, was born at Poland, Ohio, July 24, 1902; died at Little Forest Medical Center in Ohio, Mar. 24, 1989; aged 86 y. Surviving are one sister (Dorothy Grove) and one brother (Ralph). He was preceded in death by one brother (Carl H.). He was a member of North Lima Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Seederly, Mong, and Beck Funeral Home on Mar. 27, in charge of Richard Bartholomew; interment in Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio.
Note added 2008: John never married. Spent his lifetime as farmer working family farm on 2000 block S Range Road, New Springfield with brother Ralph. He was an excellent clock repair man and spent quiet winters working his talent for others. He was also a beekeeper with brother Ralph and kept dairy cows. They sold honey and milk to the public at their farm. The beehives were sold to the Beuthey family just down the road living at old Hoffman farm on S Range Rd and the honey is still for sale.
John Sprinkle, being always sharp and fresh on memory, identified many of the cemetery burials in Springfield Twp when members of Historical Society were preparing transcription books in 1976.
Note: Poster familiar with "The Sprinkles" and attended farm auction in 2002 and recall bottles and items marked "Harry Sprinkle". Many items well over 100 years old put up for sale. The home was an original log cabin to Springfield Township. It still looks the same today and remained with a (Hiet) relatives of Mrs Ruth Sprinkle. Also recall in 1970's an old woman lived there age 80-90 at that time. It was told she was an "aunt" - but never gave it much thought. Now I wonder who she was?
Also recall asking brother Ralph if they were Menonites - his response - "no, my brother John joined the Menonite church within recent years"....
Springfield Township Cemetery and Death Records - Mahoning Co, Ohio - compiled and edited by Margaret Miller Simon 1995....
Acknowledgement - We hold in grateful and affectiante memory Mr. John F Sprinkle (1902-1989), lifelong resident of Sprinfield Twonship, who took us to the township's many secluded little farm cemeteries and regaled us with tales of those long ago....
Per 1870 map Springfield Twp, this farm is owned by John Heaver so there may be a family connection.
Harry Watson Sprinkle (1874 - 1957)
Emma Cartwright Sprinkle (1871 - 1952)
Lake Park Cemetery
Created by: Anne Rupert
Record added: May 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26676812