Match! Spraggins, J. L. Age: 96; 97-4301CM; DOB: Unknown; Died 1996

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    Correction: Died 1997 based on file number.
     
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    "California, Death Index, 1940-1997," J L Spraggins, 1997
    name: J L Spraggins
    event: Death
    event date: 16 Jul 1997
    event place: San Bernardino, California, United States
    birth date: 30 Jan 1901
    birthplace: Texas
    gender: Male
    father:
    mother: Wilson

    I couldn't find many records of Spraggins who married Wilsons, living in Texas. I pursued this thread because the census birth year is in the right ballpark, the mother's maiden name fits, and the name listing is the same with just the initials.

    Possible marriage record of parents (Spraggins & Wilson):

    "Kentucky, Marriages, 1785-1979," J. L. Spraggins, 1877
    groom's name: J. L. Spraggins
    groom's birth date:
    groom's birthplace:
    groom's age:
    bride's name: Rossie Wilson
    bride's birth date:
    bride's birthplace:
    bride's age:
    marriage date: 04 Oct 1877
    marriage place: Washington County, Kentucky
    groom's father's name:
    groom's mother's name:
    bride's father's name:
    bride's mother's name:
    groom's race:
    groom's marital status:
    groom's previous wife's name:
    bride's race:
    bride's marital status:
    bride's previous husband's name:
    indexing project (batch) number: M01292-2
    system origin: Kentucky-EASy
    source film number: 1915011
    reference number: Reg 5 p 193

    Possible sibling:

    "Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981," Mary Bessie Spraggins, 1896

    name: Mary Bessie Spraggins
    gender: Female
    baptism/christening date:
    baptism/christening place:
    birth date: 04 Dec 1896
    birthplace: Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas
    death date:
    name note:
    race:
    father's name: Joe Linsey Spraggins
    father's birthplace:
    father's age:
    mother's name: Roseann Wilson
    mother's birthplace:
    mother's age:
    indexing project (batch) number: C00011-8
    system origin: Texas-ODM
    source film number: 1513414 IT 1-5
    reference number:

    Possible 1910 census listing as 9 years old (possible birth year of 1901):

    "United States Census, 1910," J L Spraggins in household of Joel L Spraggins, Justice Precinct 2, Palo Pinto, Texas
    name: J L Spraggins
    birthplace: Texas
    relationship to head of household: Son
    residence: Justice Precinct 2, Palo Pinto, Texas
    marital status: Single
    race : White
    gender: Male
    immigration year:
    father's birthplace: Kentucky
    mother's birthplace: Kentucky
    family number: 141
    page number: 8
    Household Gender Age Birthplace
    self Joel L Spraggins M 59y Kentucky
    wife Raese Ann Spraggins F 50y Kentucky
    son Richard Spraggins M 16y Texas
    dau Bessie Spraggins F 14y Texas
    dau Osie Spraggins F 11y Texas
    son J L Spraggins M 9y Texas
     
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    Possible obituary for father in the "Southwestern Union Record' on Tuesday, October 9, 1917 (link here):
    Possible obituary for mother (written by possible sister) in the "Southwestern Union Record' on Tuesday, February 14, 1922 (link here):
    Since the reference is to "J.L. Spraggins, Jr.", I wonder if the unclaimed person's full name is "Joel Lindsey/Lindsay/Linsey Spraggins, Jr."?
     
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    There are definitely grand-nephews and grand-nieces if this is the right J.L. Spraggins. They have posted on Ancestry.com and Genealogy.com. I am going to try to find one of these active posters (I edited their names/usernames) and as a second plan, trace one of the siblings mentioned above.

    http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/surnames.spraggins/217/mb.ashx
    http://genforum.genealogy.com/ky/messages/39133.html
    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Wellington::ky::39134.html
    http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=222&p=surnames.spraggins
     
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    I think I found contact information for the poster of the family tree on the genealogy sites. His grandfather, Richard Cowan Spraggins (R.C. Spraggins in the mother's obituary) would be J.L. Spraggins, Jr.'s brother. That makes the poster's father a nephew and the poster a grand-nephew.

    I also found the "Mrs. Osie Kesel" mentioned in the mother's obituary who would be J.L. Jr.'s sister. Per census records, her married name was actually "Osie Keesee". Marriage record here. Census records show she had a son named Bobby Joe which is also confirmed by her daughter Cleta's obituary: Link here. I think I have tracked down one of Cleta's surviving sons in Pampa, TX. Since Cleta would be J.L., Jr.'s niece, this son would be J.L., Jr.'s grand-nephew.

    PM'ing the contact information found to Raine and Nemo'sMom.
     
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    Great Work Tiff your Rock!


    Raine and Nemo
     

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