John Porter Spitler

15 December 1857–17 June 1940 (Age 82)
Springfield Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Porter

When John Porter Spitler was born on 15 December 1857, in Springfield Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Johannes Spitler, was 26 and his mother, Maria Martin, was 25. He married Annetta Louisa Barker on 9 February 1887, in Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Rush Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States for about 50 years and Henderson, Rush Township, Shiawassee, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 17 June 1940, in Henderson, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Henderson, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Porter Spitler
1857–1940
Annetta Louisa Barker
1866–1932
Marriage: 9 February 1887
Clara Ada Spitler
1887–1941
Orrin W Spitler
1894–
Gladys M Spitler
1900–
Phoebe Bell Spitler
1889–1978
Austin Gerald Spitler
1892–1971
Oren Waldo Spitler
1894–1972
Myrtle Louisa Spitler
1896–1975
Gladys Elsie Spitler
1900–1985
Ella Vera Spitler
1902–1992
Mildred Winnie Spitler
1903–1990
John James Spitler
1905–1987
Lee Aubrey Spitler
1907–1910
Ralph Wesley Spitler
1909–1980

Spouse and Children

    Male1857–1940Male

    Annetta Louisa Barker

    Female1866–1932Female

MARRIAGE
9 February 1887
Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States
children

(13)

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Johannes Spitler

    Male1831–1906Male

    Maria Martin

    Female1832–1907Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1857–1940Male

    Sarah Jane Spitler

    Female1859–1864Female

    George Wilson Spitler

    Male1862–1929Male

    Miller M. Spitler

    Male1863–1869Male

    Minnie A. Spitler

    Female1871–1936Female

World Events (8)

1863

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 6

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 22

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Spittler .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Spitler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • P John Spitler in household of J George Spitler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John P Spitler, "United States Census, 1930"

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