Robert D. Sprague, cashier of the Sprague State Bank, of Caledonia, and one of that village's most energetic
and useful citizens, was born in Caledonia, April 29, 1872, son of Ara David and Ella (Williams) Sprague. He passed
through the graded schools of Caledonia, afterward attending the State Normal School at Winona, and finishing at
Carleton College, at Northfield, Minn. With this preparation he entered his father's bank as assistant cashier.
In 1899 he was elected cashier. In 1903, he and his brother, Ellsworth A. took over the bank which they continued
to conduct as a private institution until 1908, when it was incorporated as a state bank with its present name,
with Ellsworth A. Sprague as president, Arthur D. Sprague as vice-president; and Robert D. Sprague as cashier.
Like their father before them, the three men are extensively interested in farm lands throughout the county and
elsewhere. Robert D. Sprague has served on the village council for seven years and has been its president for two
years. He has been treasurer of the Caledonia Commercial Club since it was first organized. During the World Conflict
he was very active in civilian war work, and has assisted materially in the various drives. He was married June
6, 1898, to Grace Farrington, daughter of Judge and Mrs. Eugene V. Farrington, of Preston, and this union has been
blessed with two children: Robert E., born Sept. 7, 1904; and A. Janet G., born June 29, 1914.
The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919
Houston County, MN
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Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906