John Spivey

15 May 1871–May 1965 (Age 93)
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Spivey was born on 15 May 1871, in Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, his father, Tellis S. Spivey, was 33 and his mother, Cordelia Josephine Robinson, was 29. He married Callie Sylvester on 7 October 1900, in Monroe, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in May 1965, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

John Spivey
1871–1965
Callie Sylvester
1871–1974
Marriage: 7 October 1900
Margaret Spivey
1901–1951
Clyde Spivey
1913–1993

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 October 1900Monroe, Tennessee, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 1
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1877 · Last Troops Leave
    Age 6
    In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 25
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): from the Middle English personal name Spivi, of unexplained etymology. There is a slight possibility that it could be a pet form of ancient Germanic Spirwig, attested in the patronymic of a Norman tenant, Eudo filius Spireuuic, 1086 in Domesday Book (Lincolnshire). The alteration of Spivey to Spib(e)y, as if it were from a placename, seems to occurs from the 15th century, but the letters -v- and -b- are often difficult to distinguish at this time and during the following century, so the phonetic change may have occurred later.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Spiva

    Sources (8)

    • John Spivay in household of Julious Spivay, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Spiney, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • John Spivey in entry for Margaret Dockery, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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