Carita Spann

1882–1951 (Age 69)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life of Carita

When Carita Spann was born in 1882, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, John Henry Spann, was 35 and her mother, Harriet Maria Naill, was 32. She married Everett Hayward Alden in November 1902, in Anna, Union, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Anna, Union, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Anna Election Precinct, Union, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died in 1951, at the age of 69, and was buried in Anna, Union, Illinois, United States.

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Everett Hayward Alden
Carita Spann
Marriage: November 1902
Sarah Haywood Alden
Thomas S Alden

Spouse and Children

November 1902
Anna, Union, Illinois, United States


    Sarah Haywood Alden


    Thomas S Alden


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 0

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 3

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Middle High German span, Middle Low German spenne ‘disagreement’, ‘dispute’, ‘quarrel’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Carita S Alden, "United States Census, 1940"
  • C S Alden in household of H M Spann, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Caretra S Alden, "United States Census, 1930"

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