George Washington Spencer

22 October 1864–11 February 1942 (Age 77)
Sullivan, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Spencer was born on 22 October 1864, in Sullivan, Missouri, United States, his father, Richard Watson Spencer, was 23 and his mother, Mary Catharine Pipes, was 20. He married Zelphia Lillie Elizabeth Lambert on 4 March 1888, in North Salem, Linn, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in North Salem, Linn, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Enterprise Township, Linn, Missouri, United States for about 5 years. He died on 11 February 1942, in Shelby, Linn, Missouri, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in North Salem Cemetery, North Salem, Linn, Missouri, United States.

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George Washington Spencer
Zelphia Lillie Elizabeth Lambert
Marriage: 4 March 1888
Lestie Mae Spencer
Floyd Adolphias Spencer
Tressie Beatrice Spencer
Icie Vida Spencer
Versa Leota Spencer
Oda Owen Spencer

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  • Marriage
    4 March 1888North Salem, Linn, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
    1865 · Slavery Abolished
    Age 1
    On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
    Age 22
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name for someone who dispensed provisions or money, from Middle English spenser(e), spencer(e) ‘household steward, butler, almoner’ (Anglo-Norman French espenser, Old French despensier). Compare Spence and Spender . There is some dispute about the origins of the Spencer family, whose most famous member in recent times was the late Princess of Wales, born Lady Diana Spencer (1961–97). Some sources say that they are descended from William the Conqueror's steward, Robert Despencer. What is clear is that by the 15th century they had become prosperous from sheep farming in Northamptonshire. Robert Spencer (died 1627) was said to be the wealthiest man in England. Their titles have included Earls of Sunderland and Earls Spencer; and through the female line the 5th Earl of Sunderland also became Duke of Marlborough in 1733. This connection was the result of the marriage, in 1700, of the 3rd Duke of Sunderland to the daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. The youngest son of this union, John Spencer (1708–46), was the father of the 1st Earl Spencer (1734–83).

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

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    Sources (12)

    • George Spencer, "United States Census, 1940"
    • George Spencer in entry for Willie S Woodside, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • George W Spencer, "United States Census, 1930"

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