Van Alstyne Leader
17 February 1927
Following an illness of several weeks, I.J. Sprowl died at his home
north of Van Alstyne Wednesday. Born in Monroe county, Kentucky,
on December 25, 1848, Mr. Sprowl was 78 years, 1 month and 22 days old
at the time of his death. He was married on August 15, 1877 to Miss
Rosetta Hestand, by whom he is survived, together with two sons and four
Mr. Sprowl moved from Kentucky to Texas about 27 years ago, and
settled in this community, making his home here since that time.
He was well known and highly regarded by a large circle of friends here
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from
the First Christian church, conducted by Rev. Leo Johnston, with interment
following at the local cemetery.
Pallbearers will be as follows: John Spence, W.R. Crook, Luther
sterling, Gus Lewallen, Pearl Douglas, D.O. Hall.
Honorary: Ed Brown, S.H. Pattie, J.T. Sheridan, John Umphress, J.D.L.
McKinney, F.R. Slaughter, P.M. Baker, J.D. Judd, W.H. Douglas, Dr. William
We shall have further reference to Mr. Sprowl next week.
Texas Death certificate
Isa Janes Sprowl (male, white, married) was born 25 December 1848
in Kentucky, the son of John Sprowl (b Kentucky) & Rosetta Hestand
(b Kentucky). His death occurred in Van Alstyne, Grayson County,
Texas on 16 February 1927 at 5:48 p.m., as a result of pneumonia, contributed
to by old age. The informant was Virgil Sprowl of Van Alstyne. He
was buried at Van Alstyne Cemetery on 17 February 1927 under the direction
of L.K. Fox, undertaker.
Texas State Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Standard Certificate of Death #5337
Ira James Sprowl (male, white, married) passed away on February 16,
1927 in Van Alstyne, Grayson County, Texas at the age of 80 years. His
occupation was a farmer. Ira James Sprowl was born to parents, John Sprowl
and Rosetta Hestand in Kentucky on December 25, 1848. The informant was
Virgie Sprowl, Van Alstyne, Texas. The cause of death was pneumonia. Burial
took place at Van Alstyne, Texas on February 17, 1927 under the direction
of L.K.Fox Funeral Co., Van Alstyne, Texas.