Robert Sprague (1900 - 1969)

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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania

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Raymond P Valentine Family

Raymond P Valentine Family

Warren Lordly's Family Easter 1963

Warren Lordly's Family Easter 1963

Ruth Jacobs, July 4th, 1923

Ruth Jacobs, July 4th, 1923

Escher or Sprague Woman

Escher or Sprague Woman

My GGgrandfather Henry Sprague

My GGgrandfather Henry Sprague

GONE FISHING

GONE FISHING

Mollie Hirshburg Sprague & Floyd

Mollie Hirshburg Sprague & Floyd

Beryl Sprague

Beryl Sprague

Baby In A Casket

Baby In A Casket

MYSTERY ?Alverta? Violet SPRAGUE

MYSTERY ?Alverta? Violet SPRAGUE

Lavina (RICHMOND) and John H. SPRAGUE

Lavina (RICHMOND) and John H. SPRAGUE

Annie Laura "Faye" (ALLEN) and Robert Franklin SPRAGUE

Annie Laura "Faye" (ALLEN) and Robert Franklin SPRAGUE

The Robert Franklin SPRAGUE Family

The Robert Franklin SPRAGUE Family

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Stephen W Sprague Raymond P Valentine Family Warren Lordly's Family Easter 1963 Ruth Jacobs, July 4th, 1923

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1900 - In the year that Robert Sprague was born, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

1913 - Robert was just 13 years old when ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

1933 - He was 33 years old when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

1964 - He was 64 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

1969 - In the year of Robert Sprague's passing, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

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Robert Sprague passed away in January 1969 at 68 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on December 16, 1900. There is no information about Robert's surviving family. We know that Robert Sprague had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

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