Wilson Spohr

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

The Life Summary 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

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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.
1873
Age 2
Historical Boundaries: 1873: Weld, Colorado Territory, United State 1876: Weld, Colorado, United States 1887: Logan, Colorado, United States
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

Spors
Spaur
Spor

Sources (11)

  • 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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