Glen M. Spencer

Brief Life History of Glen M.

When Glen M. Spencer was born on 25 May 1879, in Attica, Attica Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States, his father, Alson Levi Spencer, was 35 and his mother, Rosina A. Russell, was 28. He lived in Detroit Ward 16, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 13 July 1959, at the age of 80, and was buried in Carsonville, Washington Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States.

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Alson Levi Spencer
Rosina A. Russell
Myrtie Grace Spencer
Glen M. Spencer
Cassie L Spencer

Sources (9)

  • Glen Spencer in household of James Russell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Glenn M Spencer, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Glenn M Spencer, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1881 · Center of Stove Manufacturing

"During the late 19th century, cast-iron stove manufacturing became Detroit's top industry and later the city received the nickname, ""Stove Capital of the World."""

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name for someone who dispensed provisions or money, from Middle English spenser(e), spencer(e) ‘household steward, butler, almoner’ (Anglo-Norman French espenser, Old French despensier). Compare Spence and Spender . There is some dispute about the origins of the Spencer family, whose most famous member in recent times was the late Princess of Wales, born Lady Diana Spencer (1961–97). Some sources say that they are descended from William the Conqueror's steward, Robert Despencer. What is clear is that by the 15th century they had become prosperous from sheep farming in Northamptonshire. Robert Spencer (died 1627) was said to be the wealthiest man in England. Their titles have included Earls of Sunderland and Earls Spencer; and through the female line the 5th Earl of Sunderland also became Duke of Marlborough in 1733. This connection was the result of the marriage, in 1700, of the 3rd Duke of Sunderland to the daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. The youngest son of this union, John Spencer (1708–46), was the father of the 1st Earl Spencer (1734–83).

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

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