SPRAGUE Henry Ware

SPRAGUE Henry Ware[1]

Male 1855 - 1932  (76 years)

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  • Name SPRAGUE Henry Ware 
    Born 20 Jun 1855  Buffalo, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    _UID 72A80D38EB9ED5118A064445535400008EF2 
    Died 17 Apr 1932  Buffalo, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • (A New York Times obituary datelined Buffalo; April 17, 1932 indicated that Henry Ware died that day leaving his widow Mary Noyes Sprague and sons John S. N. Sprague and E Carleton Sprague. He was a leading figure in the Erie county legal profession up to the time of his death. In 1880 he aided in organizing the firm of Sprague, Melbum & Sprague which in 1895 was reorganized as Moot, Sprague, Brownell & Marcy.)
    Buried Aft 17 Apr 1932  Buffalo, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Forest Lawn Cemetery 
    Notes 
    • One of the prominent legal men of western New York, and a representative of one of the State's oldest families, was born a son of Eben Carleton Sprague.

      He was educated first in the Buffalo public schools and later in Professor Briggs's Classical School, where he remained until the age of eighteen years. Then he went to Germany, where he took a course in Leipzig University, returning to Buffalo in 1875.

      Upon returning from Germany, he immediately took up the study of law, entering the offices of Sprague, Gorham & Bacon. Three years later he was admitted to the bar, and for two years practiced law for himself. In 1880 he helped to form the law firm of Sprague, Milburn and Sprague, he being the junior partner. His affiliation with this firm continued for three years, when he became a member of the firm of Sprague, Morey and Spraague, which later became Sprague, Morey, Sprague and Brownell and, at the death of Eben Carleton Sprague, in 1895, it became Moot, Sprague, Brownell and Marcy, and as such it has remained until the present [1908] time. The firm, composed of Adelbert Moot, Henry W. Sprague, William L. Marcy and George F. Brownell, is one of the best-known legal firms in the city, and has offices in the Erie County Savings Bank Building.

      Mr Sprague was a member of the city Civil Service Commission and helped to draw the first set of rules for the city government, being a colleague, in this important duty, of Sheldon T. Viele and others. He is a member of the Century and City Clubs of New York City; of the Country, Buffalo and Saturn clubs, of this city; and of the Thursday Club. He is a life member of the Buffalo Public Library, a member of the Buffalo Historical Society and the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, and a member of the advisory board of the Children's Hospital.
    Person ID I20190  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2019 

    Father SPRAGUE Eben(ezer) Carelton,   b. 26 Nov 1822, Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1895, Buffalo, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother WILLIAMS Elizabeth Hubbard,   b. 18 Jul 1831, Brooklyn, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1908, Buffalo, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1849  Buffalo, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F37605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family NOYES Mary Cornelia,   b. 5 Feb 1863, Buffalo, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1954, Buffalo, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1888  Buffalo, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    • (The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II has no date.)
    Children 
     1. SPRAGUE Eben Carleton,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. SPRAGUE John Sedgwick Noyes,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F7764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jun 1855 - Buffalo, Erie, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jun 1888 - Buffalo, Erie, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Apr 1932 - Buffalo, Erie, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Forest Lawn Cemetery - Aft 17 Apr 1932 - Buffalo, Erie, New York
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    Henry Ware Sprague

  • Sources 
    1. [S5438] Book-A History of the City of Buffalo, NY, p.210.

    2. [S3163] Periodical-The Mayflower Quarterly, 67:130 "Lt. John Sprague (ca. 1655-1727/8) of Duxbury, Mass., and Lebanon, Conn., an illegitimate son of Samuel Fuller (Samuel)?".

    3. [S4801] OBITUARY, New York Times; 17 Apr 1932.

    4. [S103] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II, p.165.

    5. [S876] Book-Descendants of George Abbott of Rowley, Gc 929.2 Ab28a v.2., p.636.