Note for: Francis Hummel, OCT 1860 - Index
The 1900 census shows him as a boat builder living in the East Scott
District of Columbia Co., Pa.
Eventually resided near Wilkes-Barre, Pa
Note for: William Little, 28 SEP 1875 - 1958 Index
Place: Cherry Grove Cemetery, Nordmont, Sullivan Co., Pa.
Note for: Franklin Wilbert Sperry, 1875 - 1960 Index
Farmed, ran a hotel & was in the restraurant business.
Had 2 children.
Note for: Alvah Eugene Sperry, 1879 - 1965 Index
Place: Edmond Cemetery, Edmond, Ks.
Note for: Edna Rebecca Sperry, 1883 - 1968 Index
did not marry. Graduated from Washburn College, Topeka, KS with a degree
in Law in 1914. Practiced law in Kansas City, Missouri.
Note for: Elroy Andrew Sperry, 1885 - 1980 Index
Farmer & rancher - resided in Caldwell, Idaho.
Had 4 children.
Note for: Edith Ellen Sperry, 1887 - Index
died in infancy
Note for: Harrison Claude Sperry, 1889 - Index
Farmer - had 2 children
Note for: Ralph Frederick Sperry, 1893 - Index
died in infancy
Note for: Myron Earl Sperry, 1894 - 1970 Index
accountant - served in the Armed Forces overseas in WW I.
Resided in Kansas City, MO.
Note for: Lucy Rice, 19 AUG 1788 - 30 JUN 1871 Index
A letter addressed to her brother Miles that is dated May 8th, 1813 on
which she signs her name Lucy Rice. The letter reports their mother's
death which was in April of 1813 so I am positive of the date. This
letter is on the second page of one sent from her father, Barnabas Rice,
to her brother, Miles Sperry:
Dear Brother, I think it a privilege that I can write you a few lines at
this time, the time seems very long since we have seen you or even since
we have heard a word from you but if this should be conveyed there by the
mail I hope we should soon receive one from you, it seems we have had a
heavy stroke from our heavenly Father, by sickness & death but we still
have reason to rejoice in his gladness, our Mother enjoyed very good
health two or three years before her death I believe without being
confined a day
and the last three months before her last sickness she spent in taking
care of the sick abroad & at home, but now her work is done & we trust,
wearied soul is gone to rest where sin and satan cant molest, I here Join
with my Brothers, and sisters, in sending love to you and
I have another letter addressed to Miles' wife Sophia & signed Lucy
Watson but can not tell if the date is 1811 or 1816.
Mrs. Sophia Sperry
Dear Sister it is with pleasure that I have had another opportunity to
hear from you and your family altho I never saw you and perhaps I never
shall in this world yet I think it would be agreeable to--I understand
you have a hope in Christ if so I trust their is a union that will last
when time shall be no more with us and we know not how soon we may be
cald to bid Adieu to the things of time sence when I reflect on the
shortness of time and the certainty of Death and think how much their is
to be done I feel as though it was time for me to double my Diligence
being sensible that I have been a Dull schollar I Do not lieve in
nearness to God as I ought, nor speak of his goodness so often as I might
I find my Deceitfull heart is to much glued to this world and the things
that are in it I should like to have you write to me and let me know what
progress you make in your journey towards the heavnly canaan to if I cant
see you I can become acquainted by this way I have but a little time to
write at present it is now past eleven and our folks are all gone to bed
but myself and I grow Dull so I must bid you Adieu--and leave the rest
for Miles to tell you--my love to your family--good evening Madam Sophia
Hannibal NOv 1/1811 or 16