Fifth Generation


194. Alberta Clara Sprague was born on 25 July 1910 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. She died on 22 April 2009 at the age of 98 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. SWANS ISLAND - Alberta Clara Buswell, 98, died peacefully April 22, 2009, at her home. She was born July 25, 1910, on Swans Island, the daughter of Nelson and Clara (Stanley) Sprague. She grew up on Swans Island and in Rockland. Alberta moved back to Swans Island after her marriage to Ted Buswell, and she lived the rest of her life there. She was constantly busy with various self-employment jobs, including sheep raising, managing a bed and breakfast, building and renting cabins, knitting and various other handicrafts. Her sweaters and quilts are treasured by those who own them. Her cooking ability was well known and enjoyed by all. Alberta was the proud recipient of the Boston Post Cane. She was a loving, dedicated mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Her descendants will miss their "Marm." She is survived by her son, Albert Buswell of Swans Island; four daughters, Theo May and Leona Buswell, both of Swans Island, Theresa Orcutt of Bremen, and Etta Morrison of New Harbor; 23 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren. Alberta was predeceased by her husband, Ted; two brothers, Albert Sprague and Sydney Sprague; and two sisters, Hazel Firth and Edna Dyer. Friends are invited to call 10 a.m.-noon Monday, April 27, at Church of God, Atlantic, where funeral services will be held noon with Pastor Kenneth Dutille Jr. and Pastor Paul Joy officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Swans Island. Contributions in Alberta's memory may be made to Swans Island Ambulance Service, care of Lorraine Stockbridge, P.O. Box 7, Swans Island, ME 04685. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com. She was buried on 27 April 2009 in Rose Hill cemetery, Atlantic.

Alberta Clara Sprague and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Buswell were married on 4 June 1927 in North Haven, Maine, USA. Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Buswell, son of Herbert Chester Buswell and Effie Etta Nason, was born on 25 December 1905 in Milo, Maine, USA. He died on 12 March 1996 at the age of 90 in Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He was buried on 16 March 1996 in Rose Hill cemetery, Atlantic. Ted was a Lobster fisherman. He lived Stanley Point Road, Minturn.

Alberta Clara Sprague-11258 and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Buswell-4530 had the following children:

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Theo Phyllis Buswell-11407.

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Etta Clara Buswell-4797.

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Theresa Lynette Buswell-11408.

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Albert Leroy Buswell-4652.

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Leona May Buswell-4764.