Lewis Jackson Spence

2 April 1924–23 September 1989 (Age 65)
Belo, Mingo, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Lewis Jackson

When Lewis Jackson Spence was born on 2 April 1924, in Belo, Mingo, West Virginia, United States, his father, Okey Ray Spence Sr, was 18 and his mother, Audra G Davis, was 15. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Mellia Ramey. He lived in Mingo, West Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 23 September 1989, in Fayette, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, Mingo, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Jackson Spence
Mellia Ramey
David Ray Spence
Diana Spence
Ronnie Darrell Spence

Spouse and Children




    Ronnie Darrell Spence


    Diana Spence


Parents and Siblings

    Okey Ray Spence Sr


    Audra G Davis






    Earl Charles Spence


    Okey Ray Spence


    Rev. Elmer Spence


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 2

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 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 18

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Jack Spence in household of Oakie Spence, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jack Lewis Spence, "West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
  • Lewis J Spence in entry for Leonard A Spence and Jacqueline Mary Virant, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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