Nellie I. Spear

Brief Life History of Nellie I.

When Nellie I. Spear was born on 30 July 1865, in Braintree, Orange, Vermont, United States, her father, Charles G. Spear, was 35 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Chadwick, was 25. She married Frank Howard Rogers on 8 July 1888, in Randolph, Orange, Vermont, United States. She lived in Vermont, United States in 1870 and Randolph, Orange, Vermont, United States in 1880.

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Frank Howard Rogers
Nellie I. Spear
Marriage: 8 July 1888

Sources (4)

  • Nellie J Spear in household of Charles Spear, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nellie I. Spear, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Nellie I Spear in household of Charles Spear, "United States Census, 1880"

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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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 (Devon): nickname from Middle English spere ‘spear’ (Old English spere), perhaps used for a tall, thin person, or for a maker or skilled user of spears. Compare Spearman .

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

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