John Warner Spelman

8 August 1895–19 June 1950 (Age 54)
Kansas, United States

The Life of John Warner

When John Warner Spelman was born on 8 August 1895, in Kansas, United States, his father, Charles Aubrey Spelman, was 44 and his mother, Viola A Warner, was 36. He married Helen Irene Clark on 25 October 1919, in Ault, Weld, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Ottawa, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Glendale Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 19 June 1950, in Westminster, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 54.

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John Warner Spelman
Helen Irene Clark
Marriage: 25 October 1919
Charlene Spelman
Marlene C Spellman

Spouse and Children

25 October 1919
Ault, Weld, Colorado, United States


    Charlene Spelman


    Marlene C Spellman


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 11

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 15

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Speller .

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

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Sources (3)

  • J W Spelman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John W Spellman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John W Spellman in household of Charles O Spellman, "United States Census, 1910"

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