John Dayer Spooner

27 December 1843–22 October 1914 (Age 70)
Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Dayer

When John Dayer Spooner was born on 27 December 1843, in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, David Nash Spooner, was 40 and his mother, Ann Dayer, was 30. He married Mary Eliza Holladay on 18 November 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1900 and San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1910. He died on 22 October 1914, in San Ysidro, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Dayer Spooner
Mary Eliza Holladay
Marriage: 18 November 1872

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 14
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from an unrecorded Middle English sponer, of uncertain meaning. It appears to be a derivative of Middle English spon ‘chip of wood, shingle, spoon’, and could denote either someone who made or fitted wooden roofing shingles or who made and sold spoons as eating implements, typically of wood or horn.

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

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    Sources (24)

    • John Spooner in household of J. Angus Johnson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • John D Spooner, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
    • John D Spooner in household of George Dayer, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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