Nebraska Authors

Edyth E. Spriggs

AKA: Edyth Lutz Spriggs

Born 1887-05-28 Elgin, NE (USA)

Died 1972-04-18
Canon City, CO (USA)

Canon City, CO (USA)
Lakeside Cemetery

Eldest daughter of Will and Mary Jones, Edyth's autobiography Legacy of Love recounts their 1902 trip from Nebraska to Oregon in a covered wagon. She wrote short stories and articles while her nine children were growing up to help provide for their support and education. She was also a columnist for The Sentinel magazine.

Places Lived

Elgin, NE
Portland, OR
Woodburn, OR
Canon City, CO

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


Autobiography; Pioneer Life




Legacy of Love. 1972.

Author of many short stories and articles, including a monthly column in The Sentinel, magazine of the National League of Senior Citizens Pension.

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