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Sprague, Nellie May Birks, 1871-1946

 
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Mary S Taylor



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:46 am    Post subject: Sprague, Nellie May Birks, 1871-1946 Reply with quote

Pacific Grove Tribune, CA April 26, 1946 p10
Active, Faithful member Of Christian Church Succumbs on April 18
An active and faithful member of the First Christian Church, Mrs. Nellie Mae Sprague, 74 years of age, died on Thursday, April 18, in a local hospital after an extended illness. She was a native of Illinois, but for the past 59 years she resided on the peninsula. She leaves her husband, Ross Sprague, who was formerly in charge of the boats at the beach. Mr. and Mrs. Sprague were the first couple to be married in the Christian church in Pacific Grove. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Forest E. Sprague of Richmond, Morris Sprague of San Francisco, and J. Russell Sprague of Pacific Grove; three daughters, Mrs. Berdie Fairbanks of Albany, Capt. Elfleda Sprague on terminal leave from her service with the Public Health Service of the United States Rehabilitation Program, and Juanita Rhodes of Carmel and two grandchildren, William Pugh of Pacific Grove and Russell Fairbanks of Albany. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday in Paulís Chapel with the Rev. Harold Lockwood officiating. Burial took place in the family plot at the El Carmelo Cemetery.

SPRAGUE NELLIE MAY 1871 05 27 WILMONT BIRKS FEMALE IL MONTEREY 1946 04 18 74
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