Florence Hattie Sprague1

F, #27130, b. Jul 9, 1924, d. Mar 18, 2009
Father*Edwin Sprague2
Mother*Harriet Stevens2

Chronological Events

Birth*Jul 9, 1924 Florence Hattie Sprague was born on Jul 9, 1924 at Brookfield, Orange County, Vermont, United States.3 
 She was the daughter of Edwin Sprague and Harriet Stevens.2 
Marriage*Nov 11, 1941 Florence Hattie Sprague married Gerald Winston Knowles, son of Herbert William Knowles and Gladys Luella Williams, on Nov 11, 1941 at Brookfield, Orange County, Vermont, United States.1,4 
Death*Mar 18, 2009 Florence Hattie Sprague died on Mar 18, 2009, at age 84 at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, Washington County, Vermont, United States.5 
ObituaryMar 19, 2009  OBITUARY: BROOKFIELD - Florence S. Knowles, 84, longtime resident of Brookfield, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin.
She was born in Northfield, July 9, 1924, the daughter of Edwin & Hattie (Stevens) Sprague. She attended Brookfield Schools.
She married Gerald Winston Knowles on November 11, 1941, in Brookfield. Mr. Knowles died January 3, 2000. Recently she had been living in Barre with family.
Florence worked on the family farm in Brookfield and later, did housekeeping for some of the area nursing homes.
She enjoyed playing cards, collecting cow memorabilia, loved to cook, tending her flower garden and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her daughter Rosa Johnson of Barre; two sons, Paul Knowles of Milton, Quentin Knowles of Topsham; one step daughter, Phyliss Hussey of Barre; several grandchildren, great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband Gerald, she is predeceased by her son, Winston Knowles; siblings, Hazel Hebert and Robert Sprague.
Visitation will be held Monday, March 23, from 3 p.m. until the start of the funeral service at 4 p.m. at the Kingston Funeral Home, 35 Slate Avenue, in Northfield.
Burial will take place later this spring in the Brookfield Center Cemetery.

Published in The Times Argus (Montpelier-Barre, VT) - March 22, 2009.6
Burial*Mar 21, 2009 She was buried on Mar 21, 2009 at Brookfield Center Cemetery, Brookfield Center, Orange County, Vermont, United States, as stated in the obituary.7 


Gerald Winston Knowles b. Jul 30, 1923, d. Jan 3, 2000


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