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Amanda Elisabeth "Mandy" Spraggins
Birth: Nov. 10, 1892
Death: Jan. 16, 1896

Amanda Elisabeth (Mandy) Spraggins was born 10 Nov. 1892. She died in a house fire with her brother William Roy (Willie) at Littles, Patoka township, Pike county Indiana. She was the daughter of:George Milton Spraggins 1863-1908 and Mary Etta (Kendall) Spraggins 1871-1961


Pike County Democrat Jan 17, 1896:

The two children of George Spraggins burned to death The parents of the children overcome with grief. Yesterday morning at six o'clock the house of George Spraggins at Littles was burned to the ground and his two children met a horrible death. The particulars as we learned them from J.W. Wiggs, who teaches the Littles School, are as follows Mr. Spraggins works in the mines at Littles and had gone to work, while his wife had gone to the stable to do some feeding. When she had finished the work and was returning to the house she noticed the flames issuing from the roof of the house. She started on a run to the house and had just opened the door when the roof fell in burying her two children from her sight .The mother was almost overcome at the sight and fought to gain possession of the children, but to no avail. The children were taken from the ruins about ten o'clock, charred and blackened. Mrs. Spraggins was badly burned as was also Mrs. Adams, a neighbor, who hastened to the fire when the alarm was sounded. The mines were shut down as soon as the alarm was given and the men turned out to fight the fire end rescue the children, but it was too late. The school was shut down until Monday. So great is the excitement what has so suddenly been cast over the people of the neighborhood in the death of these children. Hundreds of people have visited the scene of the fire. The parents have the sympathy of all people in their sad bereavement.
Four generations of us have been blessed each spring, when divisions of day lilies from around the children's tomb stone are in full bloom in our gardens, paying tribute to them. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Milton Spraggins (1863 - 1908)
  Mary Etta Kendall Frantz (1871 - 1961)
 
 Siblings:
  Amanda Elisabeth Spraggins (1892 - 1896)
  William Roy Spraggins (1894 - 1896)*
  Victor Milton Spraggins (1896 - 1959)*
  Bertha Alice Spraggins Smith (1900 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Top
Gone Home
Center
Amanda E. And Willie R
Children of George and
Mary E. Spraggins
Bottom
Burned to death
In their home
January 16, 1896

 
Burial:
Martin Cemetery
Glezen
Pike County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Gayle Hickman
Originally Created by: KEWalker
Record added: Jul 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28509280
Amanda Elisabeth Mandy Spraggins
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Amanda Elisabeth Mandy Spraggins
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Amanda Elisabeth Mandy Spraggins
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