Generational Kudzu: Barbara Vaden Sproull |

BARBARA VADEN SPROULL, homemaker and community volunteer

Born: Christmas Day, 1926, Anniston

• The widow of Horace Miller Sproull Jr., who died in 2008, she is the daughter of Thomas Hunt Vaden, who married Eula Crook in 1925 and lived in a house where the Quintard Hardee’s restaurant is now.

Vaden worked for the power company.

• Eula Crook’s parents were Samuel L. Crook, who was a first cousin once removed to James F. Crook. Crook was a business partner of Dr. T.W. Ayers in the Jacksonville Republican, later moved to Anniston to become The Anniston Star. They had bought it from Mr. Crook’s father.

• Samuel L. Crook was cousin to a Calhoun County probate judge, Emmett F. Crook. They had a daughter, Margaret, who married Ned Almond, later to become Gen. Almond, aide to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. Gen. Almond retired in Anniston.

• Barbara Vaden Sproull’s late husband, known as Miller, was the son and only child of H. Miller Sproull Sr. and Sara Powers Sproull. She died within days after Miller was born; Sproull senior died when Miller was 21.

Sproull Sr. was the son of James Creswell Sproull. He had three sisters: Caroline Sproull Knight, who married Roy; Virginia Sproull Weatherly, who married Clay; and Catherine Sproull Hamilton, who married Ralph Hamilton, one of three Hamilton sons of Tobe Hamilton. One of the sons, Charles Hamilton, became a benefactor to several local institutions, including the hospital, the Boys Club and the YMCA.

• James Creswell Sproull, born in 1856, came to Anniston from Rome, Ga., in 1887 and founded Anniston Hardware, which, when telephones were installed, had the number 1.

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Susannah Sullivan Bull Family Lineage – Sullivan – Family History & Genealogy Message Board –

………………. 4 [8] Ollie Olliver Bull 1902 – 1971 b: February 17, 1902 in Crews, Runnels Co, Texas d: May 27, 1971 in Gilmer, Upshur Co, Texas (uremia after peptic ulcer surgery)

………………….. +Georgia Clyde Spruiell 1909 – 1978 b: March 29, 1909 in Dawson, Navarro County, Texas d: June 23, 1978 in La Mesa, San Diego County, California (heart attack after tracheotomy)

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MackBarb Crossroads

———This is the Very Latest: It appears WW was married once before Mary Frances Brazil, that was to Susan M. Hoeflin West

———(S.M. in 1860 Census) in 1861 in Cherokee County. She was the widowed daughter-in-law of Walter West and wife

———Patience Piety Burnett/Barnett West, who came to Cherokee County in 1860 from Lauderdale, AL. !!

———Susan had 4 children at this time–R.C. (m), S.A. (f), J.C. (m), and T.J. (m), ages 11, 9, 3, and 1 as recorded in the 1860

———Cherokee, TX Census, and they were all living with Walter West in 1860.

———So it appears that Susan was widowed around 1859.

———William R. West was widow Susan’s brother-in-law when she first arrived in Cherokee, TX.

———William R. West was in WW’s CSA Unit, the 18th Texas Infantry, and was killed in 1862, leaving a widow who later

———married Zebulon Spruiell, which family later lived in San Saba County.

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December 2005 Coleman County, Texas Obituaries

Lee Spruiell Anderson, 95

Lee Spruiell Anderson, 95 years of age, a lifetime resident of Coleman and Coleman County passed away on December 30, 2005 in Coleman County Medical Center. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Brown Ranch Cemetery with Rev. James Posey officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Walker Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

Born October 21, 1910 in Shields, Texas, he was the son of the late George Washington and Mary Gregory Anderson. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Spruiell had worked for Coleman ISD and Holiday Hill Nursing Home.

He is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law, Lorene and R. B. Rutherford, Louise and John Montgomery and Donna and Larry Johnson, all of Coleman, Sharon and Ron Wells of Cassoday, Kansas and Lanell and Bobby Morgan of Grapevine, Texas; one son, Weldon “Shorty” Anderson of Coleman; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

(Coleman Chronicle and Democrat-Voice, Coleman, Texas, January 3, 2005, page 12.)

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Reported Deaths, Nashville Christian Advocate, 1887-1889

SAMANTHA E. JONES daughter of W. B. and Matilda Spruiell, wife of Dr. G. M. Jones, born Aug. 21, 1854; married April 28, 1874; died St. Clair Co., Ala., Apr. 13, 1888; 6 children, 4 surv. her.

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Small Things Forgotten

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Obituaries Index 1970-1979

Spruiell, Marie B., Mrs. 30-Dec-71

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