When Octavia Spangler was born on 28 February 1837, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, her father, Samuel Spangler, was 42 and her mother, Mary Catharine Hylton, was 44. She married Elinas Logan Whitlock on 4 November 1858, in Floyd, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Fairfield District, Henrico, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 14 April 1915, in Little River District, Floyd, Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Whitlock Cemetery, Buckingham, Virginia, United States.
German (Bavaria): originally an occupational name for a maker of buckles, from an agent derivative of a diminutive of Middle High German spange ‘clasp, buckle, ornamental fastening’, later coming to mean ‘tinsmith, plumber’.
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