Edwin Robert Spear

18 August 1884–14 May 1913 (Age 28)
Enterprise Township, Moody, Dakota Territory, United States

The Life of Edwin Robert

When Edwin Robert Spear was born on 18 August 1884, in Enterprise Township, Moody, Dakota Territory, United States, his father, Gustavus Adolphus Spear, was 36 and his mother, Florence May Hall, was 24. He married Edith Louise Hogge about 1907. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Alliance Township, Moody, South Dakota, United States in 1900. He died on 14 May 1913, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 28.

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Edwin Robert Spear
Edith Louise Hogge
Marriage: about 1907
Genevieve Louise Spear
Ruby Florence Spear

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    Edith Louise Hogge


about 1907


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 7

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 12

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: from Middle English spere ‘spear’, hence a nickname for a tall, thin person, or else for a skilled user of the hunting spear. In part it may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a maker of spears

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

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  • Edwin R Spear, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edwin R Spear in household of Gustavus Spear, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edwin R Spear in entry for Cecil Andress Makepeace and Genevieve Louise Matson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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