Hiram G. W. Spencer

about 1829–
New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Hiram G. W.

When Hiram G. W. Spencer was born about 1829, in New Hampshire, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Spencer, was 47 and his mother, Abigail Wheeler, was 41. He married Sarah Dorothy Hagan on 2 July 1857, in Davis, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Summit Township, Cloud, Kansas, United States in 1880.

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Hiram G. W. Spencer
Sarah Dorothy Hagan
Marriage: 2 July 1857
Frank Spencer
Elizabeth Lizzie Spencer
Charles L Spencer
William G Spencer
Mary Spencer
Hiram Edwin Spencer
Nelly Spencer

Spouse and Children

2 July 1857
Davis, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 4

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

Age 34

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Hiram G Spencer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hiram G W Spencer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hiram G Spencer in entry for Hiram Edwin Spencer and Anna Dell Bickley, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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