Annie Howell Spencer

18 September 1863–
Catskill, Catskill, Greene, New York, United States

The Life of Annie Howell

When Annie Howell Spencer was born on 18 September 1863, in Catskill, Catskill, Greene, New York, United States, her father, Caleb Sanford Spencer, was 52 and her mother, Catherine Becker, was 37.

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Caleb Sanford Spencer
Catherine Becker
Platt Rogers Spencer
Ida Spencer
Henry B. Spencer
Caleb Sanford Spencer Jr.
Annie Howell Spencer
Alice Cornwall Spencer

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 2

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 33

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.

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)

  • Ann Spencer in household of C L Spencer, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Annie Spencer in household of Caleb S Spencer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Annie H Spencer in household of Caleb S Spencer, "United States Census, 1880"

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