Thank you for adding that wonderful piece on your family. I posted this article to help anyone that may be doing research on this family. Usually I re-post quite a bit of articles on families from Decatur, Iowa. This particular piece was sent to me because of my research regarding the Fitch surname. My great grandmother was Alice Fitch, possibly Catharine or Cleora Fitch. Not real clear on her proper given name as of yet. She is still quite a mystery to me along with her side of the family.
The name Floyd E. Sprout, is very similar to another line of my family. I have a great grandfather whose name was Floyd E. Krout!
There is a web site for Henry County, Iowa,at rootsweb that may have more information on your family.