Mary Gertrude Spor

24 July 1894–13 July 1981 (Age 87)
Sarcoxie, Jasper, Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary Gertrude

When Mary Gertrude Spor was born on 24 July 1894, in Sarcoxie, Jasper, Missouri, United States, her father, George William Metz Spor, was 44 and her mother, Anna Spangler, was 44. She married Irvin Samuel Morelock on 6 April 1915, in Billings, Christian, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Polk Township, Christian, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States in 1930. She died on 13 July 1981, in Windsor, Henry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Lowry City, St. Clair, Missouri, United States.

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Irvin Samuel Morelock
Mary Gertrude Spor
Marriage: 6 April 1915
Lucille Isabelle Morelock

Spouse and Children

    Irvin Samuel Morelock



6 April 1915
Billings, Christian, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 10

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 23

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

South German: variant spelling of Spohr .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Spor in household of George Spor, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Marie Morelock in household of Irving Morelock, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Morelock in household of Irving Morelock, "United States Census, 1940"

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