Thursday, November 7, 2013

1880s-1900s Autograph Album of Lizzie Sprout of Royalton, New York


1880s-1900s autograph album that belonged to a Lizzie from Royalton, New York.  Because of the various signers who expressed a relationship with Lizzie, I believe she was Elizabeth Sprout, daughter of Seneca and Eunice Woodward (Dewey) Sprout.


The album is approximately 8" x 6", with embossed covers, gold washed edges and a metal "Albums" affixed to the front cover. This "Poet's Album" which has several illustrations interspersed throughout, contains pages of sentiments signed by 33 of Lizzie's relatives, friends and schoolmates.

An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.


Clara L. Sprout, who called herself Lizzie's cousin, signed a page at Royalton, New York, on March 31, 1888.


Georgia Snook, who called herself Lizzie's cousin, signed a page at Port Gibson, New York, on November 13, 1888.


Lizzie's aunt, E. D. Ron, signed a page at Royalton, New York, on October 6, 1887.  The facing page was signed by Walter C. Penly at Royalton, New York, on March 28, 1887.  One of them inserted a four-leaf clover.




Lizzie's Aunt, C. R. Sprout, signed a page at Royalton, New York, on January 27, 1887.  She was presumably Caroline R. (Harton) Sprout, wife of Lizzie's paternal uncle Holton George Sprout.


Lizzie's cousin Carrie J. Walworth of Ovid, Michigan, signed a page on 29 June 1894.


Aunt Carrie signed a page on January 29, 1894.


Cousin Mary A. Sprout signed a page at Royalton, New York, on April 10, 1888.


Cousin Anna Murphy of McNalls, New York [section of Royalton], signed a page on January 27, 1894.


Alice Sprout signed page at Royalton, New York, on January 26, 1887.  


Aunt Addie signed a page on June 25, but didn't indicate a year.


From online research, hopefully correct, and hopefully with the correct Lizzie: [corrections and additions welcome!]

Elizabeth Sprout, "Lizzie" was born 10 November 1867 at Royalton, New York, daughter of Seneca and Eunice Woodbury (Dewey) Sprout, who were born at South Royalton, New York, and Royalton, New York, respectively.

I wonder if it was this Lizzie Sprout who married Edward Catchpole and lived at Royalton, New York.  If so, I found an obituary for Edward, from the year 1938 that indicated that his wife Elizabeth Sprout Catchpole had predeceased him.  


If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

List of signers: [Note: given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]

  • Georgia; Lizzie's schoolmate, who signed on May 8, 1887
  • Aunt Carrie, signed on January 29, 1894
  • Aunt Addie, signed on June 25 [no year given]
  • Unsigned, dated February 23, 1902
  • Mrs. W. E. Dysinger
  • ? Hagardon, signed on November 17, 1900; hand-drawn sketch of a bird
  • Mrs. Jennie Kaderli
  • George B. Kaderli of Gasport, New York, signed at Gasport, on December 20, 1884
  • Myra E. Manning of Lockport, New York, signed on January 15, 1885
  • Nellie J. Manning of Lockport, New York, signed on January 31, 1885
  • Will Murphy, signed on May 4, 1902
  • Nellie Murphy, signed on October 30, 1890
  • Anna Murphy of McNalls, New York, signed on January 27, 1894; Lizzie's cousin
  • Walter C. Penly of Royalton, New York, signed on March 28, 1887
  • Albert W. Penly, signed March 26, 1887
  • Clara Penly, signed at Royalton, New York, on January 27, 1887
  • R. Emma Richardson, signed at Royalton, New York, on June 4, 1887; Lizzie's schoolmate
  • George E. Richardson of Royalton Center, New York, signed in 1887, either January 22, 1887, or June 22, 1887
  • Carrie Richardson of Royalton, New York, signed on July 3, 1887
  • William Z. Roberts of East Shelby, New York, signed on March 17, 1888
  • Ziba Roberts of East Shelby, New York, signed on March 17, 1888
  • E. D. Ron, signed at Royalton, New York, on October 5, 1887; Lizzie's aunt
  • Georgia Snook, signed at Port Gibson, New York, on November 13, 1888; Lizzie's cousin
  • Lizzie Sprout of Royalton, New York; album owner
  • Clara L. Sprout, signed at Royalton, New York, on March 31, 1888; Lizzie's cousin
  • C. R. Sprout, signed at Royalton, New York, signed on January 27, 1887; Lizzie's aunt, presumably Caroline R. (Harton) Sprout, wife of Holton G. Spout, Lizzie's paternal uncle
  • L. C. Sprout, signed on either January 26, 1887, or July 26, 1887
  • Lillian A. Sprout of Royalton, New York, signed on July 26, 1887
  • Anna E. Sprout of Lockport, New York, signed in 1886, either January or June
  • Mary A. Sprout, signed at Royalton, New York, on April 10, 1888; Lizzie's cousin
  • Alice Sprout, signed at Royalton, New York, on January 26, 1887; Lizzie's cousin
  • Addie F. Sprout of Royalton, New York, signed on January 27, 1887
  • Mabel Sprout, signed in April 1888
  • Carrie J. Walworth, signed at Ovid, Michigan; Lizzie's cousin




Royalton, New York


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