Spruiell and Related families — family tree site
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.
C. Charles William Sproull
In census records Charles used his middle name “William”.
#1 married to Susan Barnett (or Bamet)of Abbeville. She died a year after the marriage. #2 married in 1853 to Mary Catherine Creswell, 1834 – 1894.
“Catherine” Creswell was a descendant of four Rev. War. Patriots:
Her parents were James Creswell and Caroline M. Williams
Her grand parents were Washington Williams & Sarah Griffin; Elihu Creswell & Katherine Mayson
Her great grand parents were James Williams & Mary Wallace;
Rev. James Creswell & Mary Elizabeth Garlington;
Col. James Mayson & Ann ______;
Col. Richard Griffin & Mary Lipscomb.
“…Much of the saloon’s turn-of-the-century grandeur is visibly evident. Venturing into the Peerless takes customers back to a time when Anniston’s founders, including the Noble, Tyler and Sproull families, dominated the town’s political, economic and social landscapes. The massive mirror-backed mahogany bar on the west side of the building, was featured at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, and has been in the building since 1906. Old church pews have been cut in half to make the booths where some of you now sit. The doors and windows are adorned with ornate woodwork.(…more)”
Sproull (aka: Spruiell, Spruil, Spruell, etc.) family helping to found Anniston, Alabama? I will have to look into this lead further.
— Cathy Abernathy
Leeds — Funeral services for Edward C. Spruiell, 91, formerly of Arab, Ala., will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2006 at Kilgore Funeral Home. Burial will be at Gilliam Springs Cemetery in Arab, Ala. Visitation will be at tonight from 6 to 8 at Kilgroe Funeral Home. Mr. Spruiell died Thursday, March 16, 2006.
He is survived by one daughter, Paula Joy Spruiell.
Mr. Spruiell was preceded in death by his wife, Iris King Spruiell.
He was born in St. Clair County. He retired in 1963 from the US Air Force, then retired from the Department of Industrial Relations in 1977.