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Charles Franklin Sprague

Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: January 30, 1902 (44)
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Place of Burial: Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Seth Edward Sprague and Harriet Boardman Lawrence
Husband of Mary Bryant Brandegee
Father of Marion Sprague and Eleanor Sprague
Brother of William Lawrence Sprague; Fanny Bordman Sprague; Richard Sprague and Elizabeth Leslie Sprague

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About Charles Franklin Sprague

"Sprague Families in America", by Dr. Warren Vincent Sprague, page 325.

Charles Franklin Sprague graduated from Harvard in 1881.

"Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949", Biographies, S, page 1849. SPRAGUE, Charles Franklin (grandson of Peleg Sprague), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., June 10, 1857; attended the public schools, and was graduated from Harvard University in 1879; studied law at the Harvard Law School and the Boston University and was admitted to the bar in Boston; member of the Boston Common council in 1889 and 1890; member of the State house of representatives in 1891 and 1892; chairman of the board of park commissioners of the city of Boston in 1893 and 1894; served in the State senate in 1895 and 1896; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1901); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1900; died in Providence, R.I., on January 30, 1902; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Watertown, Mass.

"Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century."

"Herringshaw's Encyclopeida of American Biography"

page 878. SPRAGUE, CHARLES FRANKLIN, lawyer, state senator, congressman, was born June 10, 1857, in Boston, Mass. In 1891 and 1892, he was in the Massachusetts house of representatives. In 1893 and 1894 he was a member of, and latterly chairman of, the board of park commissioners of the city of Boston. In 1895 and 1896 was a member of the Massachusetts senate; and was elected to the fifty-fifth congress as a republican.

"Descendants of Hon. Seth Sprague's Family", by William Bradford Weston, page 92. Charles Franklin Sprague served in the Massachusetts Legislature for the years 1890-92, and in the Senate 1895, and represented the Eleventh District of the State in Congress for the years 1896-1900.

"Who's Who In American History", page 1165. SPRAGUE, Charles Franklin, congressman; b. Boston, June 10, 1857; grad. Harvard, 1879; studied law, Harvard Law School and Boston U.; admitted to Suffolk bar; mem. common council, Boston, 1889-90; mem. Mass. legislature 1891, 1892; park commr. (latter part chmn. of bd.), Boston, 1893-94; mem. Mass. senate, 1895, 1896; mem Congress from 11th Mass. dist., 1897-1901. Republican. Home: Brookline, Mass. died 1902.

"Index to Politicians - Sprague" Sprague, Charles Franklin (1857-1902) Grandson of Peleg Sprague. Born in Massachusetts, 1857. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state legislature; U. S. Representative from Massachusetts 11th District, 1897-1901. Died in 1902. Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass. See also; congressional biography.

From the Saturday, July 24, 1897 Watertown (NY) Herald

Richest Man in Congress The richest man in the house of representatives of the Fifty-fifth congress is Charles Francis Sprague of the Eleventh Massachusetts district, and he has distinquised himself by moving his personal effects from Boston to Washington in a pecial train of nine cars. The fortune of this Dives of congress is estimated at $7,000,000. Mr. Sprague was born in Boston about 40 years ago on the very ridge which marks the summit of Beacon Hill. He comes from an old Plymouth family, and his father was Judge Sprague, who died in 1880.

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Charles Franklin Sprague's Timeline

June 10, 1857
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
June 20, 1893
Age 36
Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
March 27, 1898
Age 40
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
January 30, 1902
Age 44
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
February 1, 1902
Age 44
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States