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Sprague, Otho Sylvester Arnold


Age: 22, credited to Randolph, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 11/20/61, m/i 2/18/62, 1SGT, Co. G, 8th VT INF, m/o 7/6/62

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Birth: 05/13/1839, Randolph, VT
Death: 02/20/1909

Burial: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL
Marker/Plot: Section O, Lot 12, Area 2553
Gravestone photographer: Arnold Sprague
Findagrave Memorial #: 13874991


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Unknown
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


Great Grandfather of Gregory Mitchell, Fayetteville, AR

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Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL

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SPRAGUE, Otho Sylvester Arnold, merchant; b. E. Randolph, Orange Co., Vt., May 13, 1839; s. Ziba and Caroline (Arnold) Sprague; ed. district school, E. Randolph, and at Kimball Union Acad., Meriden, N. H.; m. 1871, Lucia E., daughter of Ebenezer and Elvira Atwood, of Malone, N. Y.; children: Mrs. Mary Sprague Miller, A. A., II, Nancy A., Lucy. On leaving school entered general store of H. Holden; in 1860 he bought an interest In the store, the firm being H. Holden & Co.; enlisted and became orderly sergeant, Co. G, 8th Vermont Vols., and went to New Orleans in corps of Gen. B. F. Butler, but after short service was compelled to resign, because of falling health. As soon as health would permit, came to Chicago, joining his brother, A. A. Sprague and Ezra J. Warner, in establishing firm of Sprague, Warner & Co., which has grown to be the largest wholesale grocery enterprise in the U. S.; now retired from active work in business. Dir. in Pullman Co., and Southern California Ry. Co. Republican. Was one of Royal Greek Commissioners to World's Columbian Exposition, and received from King of Greece the cross of an officer of the Royal Order of the Saviour. Clubs: Commercial, Union, Chicago, Chicago Literary. Office: 7 Randolph St. Residence: Pasadena, Calif. ["The Book of Chicagoans," 1905, p. 543]
See also The Sprague Project.

Contributed by Albert Arnold Sprague, IV, Otho's 4th great grandson.


Sergt. O. H. Sprague is a partner in a leading wholesale house in Chicago.

Source: 8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History off-site page 262