Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     EDWIN O. SPRINKLE, farmer and stock man residing three fourths of a mile west of Mondovi, was born in Louisa county, Iowa, January 19, 1863, the son of John and Mary (Johnson) Sprinkle, early pioneers of Iowa.  Both his parents are native Virginians, and are still living at the ages of eighty-five and eighty-one, respectively, on the old homestead upon which they settled over sixty years ago.  The father was a blacksmith, and worked at his trade in conjunction with that of farming, but is now living a retired life.  They both are members of the Protestant Methodist church.  They are parents of nine children all of whom are still living: Erasmus M., Iowa; Germalia, M., Benjamin F., Mrs. Alice Dotson, our subject, Charles M., and Calvin C., all of Lincoln county, Washington; and Mrs. Emma M. Huff and Millard M., of Iowa.
     Mr. Sprinkle came to Davenport in the spring of 1891 and entered the vocation of farming.  In 1898 he bought his present home of one hundred and sixty acres, all of which is choice grain land, well watered and well improved with a select orchard, good house, barn and other outbuildings
     August 10, 1896, occurred the marriage of Mr. Sprinkle and Sarah Williams, a native of Utah, who prior to her marriage was a professional school teacher.  Her parents were John and Anna Williams, the father being dead, and the mother still living in Davenport.
     Mr. and Mrs. Sprinkle are members of the United Brethren church.