Lucy Philinda Montgomery

Brief Life History of Lucy Philinda

When Lucy Philinda Montgomery was born on 11 August 1847, in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, United States, her father, Thomas Montgomery, was 32 and her mother, Matilda Lorena Todd, was 27. She married Ephraim Van Buren Spencer on 7 April 1867, in Susanville, Lassen, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Judicial Township 1, Tuolumne, California, United States in 1900 and Lassen, California, United States in 1910. She died on 26 February 1915, in Susanville, Lassen, California, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Susanville, Lassen, California, United States.

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Ephraim Van Buren Spencer
Lucy Philinda Montgomery
Marriage: 7 April 1867
Iva Grace Spencer
Gladys Matilda Spencer
Ephraim Montgomery Spencer

Sources (7)

  • Lucy Philenda Spencer in household of Harry D Forest Burroughs, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Montgomery in entry for Iva Spencer Raker, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Philenda Spencer in household of Ephraim V Spencer, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)

1857 · History of Susanville, CA

Susanville was named after Susan Roop, daughter of Isaac Roop, an early settler.[4] It was first called Rooptown, and the present name was adopted in 1857.[4] The Susanville US post office was established in 1860.[6] Susanville was incorporated in 1900.[6] Formerly the center of farming, mining and the lumber industry, Susanville suffered from the loss of jobs as these industries changed or declined in the 20th century. Since the late 20th century, the only area of growth in the economy has been associated with the construction and operation of two state prisons in the city and one federal prison in the area. In 2007 half of the adult population of Susanville worked in the prisons:[9] the California Correctional Center, a minimum-medium security facility, which opened in 1963; the High Desert State Prison, California (not to be confused with High Desert State Prison, Nevada), which opened in 1995; and the Federal Correctional Institution, Herlong, which opened in 2007.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Sainte-Foy-de-Montgomery and Saint-Germain-de-Montgomery (Calvados). In Ireland this surname was present in the medieval period, died out, and was then reintroduced from Scotland in the 17th century. It has been Gaelicized in Ireland as Mac Iomaire and in Scotland as Mac Gumaraid.

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

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