George Wellington Spencer

24 October 1845–5 November 1900 (Age 55)
Boonville, Boon Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States

The Life of George Wellington

When George Wellington Spencer was born on 24 October 1845, in Boonville, Boon Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States, his father, William Wellington Spencer, was 37 and his mother, Emily Leverne Davis, was 25. He married Aurelia Johnson on 6 July 1869, in Harrison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Cincinnati Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 5 November 1900, in Persia, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

George Wellington Spencer
Aurelia Johnson
Marriage: 6 July 1869
Jennie LaVerne Spencer
Emily L Spencer

Spouse and Children

6 July 1869
Harrison, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Iowa is the 29th state.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 6

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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 (3)

  • George Spencer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George W Spencer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Geo. W. Spencer in entry for James P. Boggs and Emily L. Spencer, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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