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 Stephen R. Sproles

Stephen R. Sproles

Birth
Holmes County, Mississippi, USA
Death 27 Mar 1880 (aged 45–46)
Vaiden, Carroll County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Vaiden, Carroll County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 5811565 · View Source
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Stephen R. Sproles was born about 1834 in Holmes Co., MS, the son of Thomas and Mary (Polly) Pankey Sproles. In 1844 when Stephen was about 10 years old, his father died and his mother susequently married Elijah C. Gober. At age 16 the census shows Stephen living in the Gober household. He married Virginia A. Durham in 1856 and they made their home in Vaiden, MS, where the 1860 census shows him working as a clerk. He served in Applewhite's Company of the Mississippi Vaiden Guards, CSA. In 1867 he served as the mayor of Vaiden. The 1870 census lists his occupation as druggist (or as we say today, pharmacist). Stephen Sproles is mentioned in the 1874 probate settlement of the estate of his grandfather Stephen Pankey, Sr. who died in North Carolina in 1863.
Stephen and Virginia's children were Albert Preston (married Mary Alice Gavin) and Lovie Eliza Sproles (married T.F. Steele).


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Upright stone oblisk, inscribed S.R. Sproles, with death date and age. Masonic emblem on gravestone.

Gravesite Details Stone is unbroken and upright and inscription still legible.

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  • Maintained by: sam sproles
  • Originally Created by: Ron Collins
  • Added: 30 Sep 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5811565
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen R. Sproles (1834–27 Mar 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5811565, citing Vaiden Cemetery, Vaiden, Carroll County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by sam sproles (contributor 46794150) .