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Local History

Information about historical figures at rest in the Vernon Cemetery, Lake County, Illinois.

Jabez Warren Sprague

Born: October 9, 1812
Died: January 31, 1905

  • Born in Erie County, New York
  • Arrived in Vernon with family to farm in 1836
  • Brother of first teacher in Lake County, Laura B. Sprague

Sprague timeline

Life of Jabez Warren Sprague relative to historical events and other area figures.

1907 map

Map of Prairie View in 1907 from Standard Atlas of Lake County showing Sprague Property