John Spivey

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

The Life 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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John Spivey
Callie Sylvester
Marriage: 7 October 1900
Margaret Spivey
Clyde Spivey

Spouse and Children

7 October 1900
Monroe, Tennessee, United States


    Margaret Spivey


    Clyde Spivey


Parents and Siblings



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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 a medieval personal name, Spivey.

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

Sources (3)

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

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