There has been a little confusion about his actual year of death Some sources give 1893 others give 1899.
The publication "Millersburg United Methodist Church 1890-1990 Serving for a Century" gives the following information about Alfred's death: #395 Row 10, Stone 11 - Alfred M. Spracklin Died: December 12, 1893 aged 17 yrs 4 mos 26 days.
|Alfred M. Son of D.D. and S. Spracklen Died Dec 12, 1893 |
age 17 yrs 4 mos 26 days
Further investigation was done in other sources:
Death Records 1880-1918, Poweshiek Co., Iowa - Register of Deaths no. 1 1880-1893 #1028406 Item 5, No Alfred found. Register of deaths v. 2 1893-1901 FHL#1028407 Item 1, No Alfred Spracklin found. Record of deaths v. 3 1897-1908 FHL#1028407 Item 2, No Alfred Spracklin listed.
Death Records 1880-1935 Iowa Co., Iowa Register of Deaths v. 1 1880-1904 FHL#988209 Item 1. No listing for Alfred Spracklin for either 1893 or 1899 second checking of these records.
It is possible that Alfred died in another county? His brother's and sister lived in Calhoun Co., Emmet Co., Keokuk Co., Scott Co. and several others. He might have been visiting and that is why I have not been able to locate a story of his death. I do not yet feel I have made an exhaustive search so it is on my To-Do list for the future.