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Carey May Sprague (Carroll)

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Independence, Jackson, MO, USA
Death: March 2, 1960 (88)
Independence, Jackson, MO, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Alanson, Prof. Carroll and Mary T. Carroll
Wife of Orlando Loomis Sprague

Managed by: Jessica Marie German
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About Carey May Sprague

From Violet M. Beckner, correspondent, note of January 13th, 2005 Carey Mae Carroll Sprague was a lawyer . She was one of the first women to graduate from the University of Missouri School and one of the first women to practice Law in the state. Her house in the city of Independence still exists . The Vaile Mansion it is called . It was built in 1892 and originaly called Massion d Or or House of Gold. The original cost was $150,000 and it was considered one of Americas castles . It is beautiful to see. After Harvey Vaile's death it was donated to the Presbyterian Ladies College then later to become a nursing home when Carey married Orlando Sprague one of the Vaile Heirs . I was on the floor they had not furnnished yet. You could still smell an antiseptic odor. The home became a sanitarium for wealthy drug addicts and achoholics. Carey Sprague lived in the house till she was 89 years old .

Another such spring flowed at the former Harvey Vaile estate (today the Vaile Victorian Mansion). Miss Carey May Carroll, under her subscription company, Vaile Pure Water Co., bottled its water and sold five-gallon jugs of pure lithia water, with lithium salts. It was a big attraction to the summer hotel developed as The Vaile Inn.


Born in Independence, Missouri.

Descendant of Lieut. Stephen Noble, of Massachusetts.

Daughter of Alanson Carroll and Mary T. Murch, his wife.

Granddaughter of Anthony Wayne Carroll and Belinda Root (1805- 65), his wife, m. 1826.

Gr.-granddaughter of Noble Root (1779-1851) and Damaris Bar- rett (1783-1820), his first wife, m. 1803.

Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Martin Root and Ruth Noble (1756-90), his wife, m. 1778.

Gr.-gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Stephen Noble and Ruth Church, his ■'• wife, m. 1753.

Stephen Noble, (1727-91), served in the Massachusetts mili- tia and on war committees. He was born in Westfield, Mass. ; died there.

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Carey May Sprague's Timeline

October 15, 1871
Independence, Jackson, MO, USA
March 2, 1960
Age 88
Independence, Jackson, MO, USA