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Daniel Jay Sprague

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Hampton, Windham, Connecticut, United States
Death: January 20, 1888 (56)
New York, New York, United States (meningitis)
Place of Burial: City of Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Daniel Green Sprague and Caroline White Sprague
Husband of Laura Woodford Sprague
Father of Anna Louise Simonson; George Dayton Sprague, Sr.; Laura Dayton Cobb and Frank Wood Sprague
Brother of Harriet Newell Lambert; George Leavens Sprague; Henry Wood Sprague and Rev. Edward Payson Sprague, D.D., Ph.D.
Half brother of Lucy Danielson Sprague and Caroline Amelia Denison

Occupation: conductor of a commercial agency.
Managed by: Jessica Marie German
Last Updated:

About Daniel Jay Sprague

CLASS OF 1852.

DANIEL JAY SPRAGUE, the son of Rev. Daniel S. and Caroline (Wood) Sprague, was born in Hampton, Conn., March 11, 1831, and was fitted for college by his father. After graduation he taught school for two years and was a member of Union Theological Seminary in 1854-1855. From 1856 to 1861 he was in the Commercial Agency of Tappan & McKillop, and then, succeeding Mr. Tappan, was a member of the firm until 1878. During ten years of this time he was also the publisher of The Commercial Agency Register. The next two years he spent in travel in Europe. After 1880 he engaged in railroad enterprises, as President of the Pelham and Port Chester R. R. of New York, and of the Baltimore, Cincinnati and Western Construction Company. He died of meningitis at New York, Jan. 20, 1888.

Mr. Sprague was married Oct. 30, 1861, to Laura W., daughter of George Dayton of Peekskill, N. Y., who died Oct. 16, 1887. Three children survive him.


Bibliographic information QR code for Obituary Record Title Obituary Record Author Amherst College Published 1874 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized Jun 11, 2007


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Daniel Jay Sprague's Timeline

March 11, 1831
Hampton, Windham, Connecticut, United States
August 23, 1862
Age 31
New Jersey, United States
January 9, 1864
Age 32
South Orange, Essex, NJ, USA
September 11, 1867
Age 36
South Orange, Essex, NJ, USA
October 19, 1871
Age 40
January 20, 1888
Age 56
New York, New York, United States
January 24, 1888
Age 56
City of Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States