Nellie Lorena Gekeler

20 August 1885–8 November 1970 (Age 85)
La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States

The Life of Nellie Lorena

When Nellie Lorena Gekeler was born on 20 August 1885, in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States, her father, George John Gekeler, was 52 and her mother, Catherine S. "Kate" King, was 45. She married Jacob Leroy Spencer on 21 June 1908, in Union, Union, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in La Grande Election Precinct 6, Union, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 8 November 1970, in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Island City Cemetery, Island City, Union, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Leroy Spencer
Nellie Lorena Gekeler
Marriage: 21 June 1908
Robert Charles Spencer
Mildred Katherine Spencer
Donald Gekeler Spencer
Lee Roy Spencer

Spouse and Children

21 June 1908
Union, Union, Oregon, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 13

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 23

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie Spencer in household of Leroy Spencer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie L Spencer in household of Roy J Spencer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nellie Spencer in household of Roy Spencer, "United States Census, 1920"

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