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 Latisha Ann <I>Hamilton</I> Sproul

Latisha Ann Hamilton Sproul

Death 1 Oct 1914 (aged 84)
Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas, USA
Burial Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 68398580 · View Source
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Daughter of HENRY HAMILTON & unkn

Born: Tyrone County, Ireland

Occupation: Tailoress

Married: Dec 30, 1847, SAMUEL SPROUL, Church of Castlederg, Parish of Derg, Tyrone Co., Ireland, by Rev. Edwards

Six children:
1. Henry Hamilton SPROUL
1849 - aft 1924 Washington
2. Elizabeth J. SPROUL
1852 - bef 1924
3. Mary Ann SPROUL (m. ___ Lambe)
1854 - aft 1924 Iowa
4. Thomas John SPROUL
1858 - 1920
5. James L. SPROUL
1860 - 1948
6. Maragret SPROUL (m. Douglas Landers)
1863 - 1950

Aug 21, 1924, Coffeyville Evening Journal, Coffeyville, Kansas:
Mrs. Latisha Sproul, aged 85 in seriously ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D.M. Landers, 316 W. Eleventh.
Oct 2, 1914, Friday Evening, Coffeyville Daily Journal, Coffeyville, Kansas:
Death of Mrs. Sproul
Pioneer Resident of the Community
Passes Away After Long Illness.

Mrs. Latisha Sproul, mother of Mrs. J.D. Landers, died last night at 9:30 o'clock at the Landers home, 316 West Eleventh Street, after an illness of several months.

The deceased has been a continuous resident of the vicinity for nearly a half century. She first located in the Old Parker neighborhood in 1870 and was married there. Mrs. Sproul was 85 years old and was born in Ireland, coming to this country with her parents when she was a mere girl. Her husband was killed in the Black Hills in 1865. Five children survive her, Mrs. Landers of this city, Jim Sproul of Timber Hill and Mrs. Mary Lambe of Burlington, Ia., all of whom were at her deathbed. And Tom and Henry Sproul, one of whom lives in Wyoming and the other in Washington. Mrs. Sproul had made her home with Mrs. Landers for the past thirty years.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. J.D. Smith, pastor of the First M.E. church.

The life of Mrs. Sproul was filled with interesting events. She rode the first railway train ever run in Ireland. Coming with her husband to America, they came beyond the railways, settling in what is now Shawnee County, near the place where Topeka now stands. Many members of the first legislature were welcome guests in her home and the first Methodist Episcopal conference ever held in Kansas met in her house. She was a devout, devoted much of her time to Bible study, dying in the faith she had lived.

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Gravesite Details Buried Oct 3, 1914





  • Created by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
  • Added: 15 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68398580
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Latisha Ann Hamilton Sproul (Mar 1830–1 Oct 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68398580, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Catherine Clemens Sevenau (contributor 47082189) .