Robert Sprague (1899 - 1964)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Robert Sprague’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Robert so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Robert’s biography.

Robert Sprague Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Robert Sprague and his immediate Sprague family. Add to Robert Sprague's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Robert.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Robert Sprague? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

California

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Robert finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Robert attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Robert did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Robert Sprague is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Robert's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Robert's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Robert a religious man? Add Robert’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Robert during various points of his life.

Timeline

1899 - In the year that Robert Sprague was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

1905 - Robert was just 6 years old when the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

1924 - Robert was 25 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

1963 - When he was 64 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

1964 - In the year of Robert Sprague's passing, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

Robert Sprague Family Tree

Who was Robert’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Robert’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Robert's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Robert Sprague
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Robert's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Robert Sprague is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Robert Sprague passed away in February 1964 at 64 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on December 19, 1899. We are unaware of information about Robert's family or relationships. We know that Robert Sprague had been residing in California.

Memories

What do you remember about Robert Sprague? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Robert is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Robert Sprague

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources