Maybelle Spencer

1915–1965 (Age 50)
Wolfe, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Maybelle

When Maybelle Spencer was born in 1915, in Wolfe, Kentucky, United States, her father, John D. Spencer, was 41 and her mother, Rosa B. Charles, was 31. She lived in Torrent, Wolfe, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died after 1965, at the age of 51.

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John D. Spencer
Rosa B. Charles
Maybelle Spencer
Mildred Spencer

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    Mildred Spencer


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 11

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 14

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

Sources (2)

  • Maybelle Spencer in household of John D Spencer Jr., "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: maybelle spencer - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: maybelle spencer

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