Jeremiah Leroy Spence

1881–1919 (Age 38)
Floyd, Virginia, United States

The Life of Jeremiah Leroy

When Jeremiah Leroy Spence was born on 6 February 1881, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, his father, Lewis Preston Spence, was 29 and his mother, Charlotte Marshall, was 23. He married Virginia Inez Turpin in 1905, in Floyd, Virginia, United States. He lived in Indian Valley, Floyd, Virginia, United States in 1900. He died on 6 April 1919, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, at the age of 38.

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Jeremiah Leroy Spence
Virginia Inez Turpin
Marriage: 1905

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Floyd, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 13

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a servant employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’, ‘storeroom’ (a reduced form of Old French despense, from a Late Latin derivative of dispendere, past participle dispensus, ‘to weigh out or dispense’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • J L Cordle Spence in household of Lewis P Spence, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jerrymier Tery Cardell Spence, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Jeremiah L C Spence, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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