Wilson Spohr

17 February 1871–8 September 1948 (Age 77)
Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Wilson

When Wilson Spohr was born on 17 February 1871, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, his father, Jacob Spohr, was 26 and his mother, Lydia Hoover, was 31. He married Ada Belle Shank on 30 July 1902. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Delta, Colorado, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 11 Paonia, Delta, Colorado, United States for about 10 years. He died on 8 September 1948, at the age of 77, and was buried in New Plymouth, Payette, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilson Spohr
1871–1948
Ada Belle Shank
1880–1929
Marriage: 30 July 1902
Floyd Glen Spohr
1904–1988
Elsie Fern Spohr
1909–1909
Wilson Hoover Spohr
1915–1991

Spouse and Children

    Male1871–1948Male

    Ada Belle Shank

    Female1880–1929Female

MARRIAGE
30 July 1902
children

(3)

    Floyd Glen Spohr

    Male1904–1988Male

    Elsie Fern Spohr

    Female1909–1909Female

    Wilson Hoover Spohr

    Male1915–1991Male

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Spohr

    Male1845–1909Male

    Female1839–1914Female

siblings

(4)

    Lavinia Spohr

    Female1869–1946Female

    Male1871–1948Male

    Eunice Spohr

    Female1872–1912Female

    Maria Spohr

    Female1873–Female

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.
1876 · Colorado becomes a State

Age 5

On Aug 1, 1876, The United States Congress passed an act making the Territory of Colorado the 38th state.
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

German:1. metonymic occupational name for a maker of spurs, from Middle High German spor ‘spur’. 2. topographic name, from Middle High German spor ‘spoor’, ‘track (of an animal)’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wilson Spore in household of Jacob Spore, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wilson Sporr in household of Jacob Sporr, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Wilson Sposh, "United States Census, 1910"

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