James Elbert Spain

22 September 1883–29 March 1929 (Age 45)
Barry, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Elbert

When James Elbert Spain was born on 22 September 1883, in Barry, Missouri, United States, his father, Robert Sidney Spain, was 22 and his mother, Emaline Pearline Bert, was 20. He married Emmer Right McQueen on 11 August 1903, in Barry, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Liberty Township, Barry, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Butterfield, Barry, Missouri, United States in 1920. He died on 29 March 1929, in Cassville, Barry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Butterfield, Barry, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Elbert Spain
Emmer Right McQueen
Marriage: 11 August 1903
Bertie B Spain
Verlie D Spain
Arl Harold Spain
Alvin Alfred Spain
Jessie Robert Spain
Fern Spain
Virgle Harrison Spain
Virgil Spain
Roy Spain
Troy Spain
Mary Jewell Spain

Spouse and Children

11 August 1903
Barry, Missouri, United States



    Verlie D Spain



    Alvin Alfred Spain


    Jessie Robert Spain


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Sidney Spain


    Emaline Pearline Bert




+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 3

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 13

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

English and Irish:1. (of Norman origin): habitational name from Épaignes in Eure, recorded in the Latin form Hispania in the 12th century. It seems to have been so called because it was established by colonists from Spain during the Roman Empire. 2. (of Norman origin): habitational name from Espinay in Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, so called from a collective of Old French espine ‘thorn bush’. 3. ethnic name for a Spaniard or, in the case of the Irish name, for someone returning from Spain (from Gaelic Spainneach ‘Spanish’); many Irish took refuge in Spain during the 17th century wars.

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

Sources (3)

  • James E Spain, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James E Spain in household of Robert Spain, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James E Spain, "United States Census, 1910"

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