James Aaron Spring

9 January 1888–before 1920 (Age 31)
Lehigh, Webster, Iowa, United States

The Life of James Aaron

When James Aaron Spring was born on 9 January 1888, in Lehigh, Webster, Iowa, United States, his father, James Ansel Spring, was 33 and his mother, Mary Clementine Stafford, was 30. He lived in Lowell Township, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died before 1920, in Cherokee, Crawford, Kansas, United States, at the age of 30.

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James Ansel Spring
Mary Clementine Stafford
James Aaron Spring
Joseph Alvin Spring

Parents and Siblings

    James Ansel Spring


    Mary Clementine Stafford




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 10

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: of uncertain origin. Early examples, as for example William Spring (Yorkshire 1280 ), all point to a personal name or nickname, perhaps going back to an Old English byname derived from the verb springan ‘to jump or leap’ ( see Springer 1). Alternatively, it could be a topographic name from Middle English spring ‘young wood’, ‘spring’. Compare Springer . Reaney derives the surname from the word denoting the season, although the word is not attested in this sense until the 16th century, the usual Middle English word being lenten. Compare Lenz . The surname has also been established in Ireland (County Kerry) for several centuries.2 German: from Middle High German sprinc, Middle Low German sprink ‘spring’, ‘well’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or well, or habitational name from Springe near Hannover.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Springer .

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

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Sources (2)

  • James A Spring in household of James ? Spring, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Aaron Spring, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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