Mary Eloise Spencer

23 December 1897–27 February 1969 (Age 71)
Aitkin, Aitkin, Minnesota, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Eloise

When Mary Eloise Spencer was born on 23 December 1897, in Aitkin, Aitkin, Minnesota, United States, her father, William Spencer, was 38 and her mother, Lulu B Smith, was 31. She died on 27 February 1969, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Idabel, McCurtain, Oklahoma, United States.

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William Spencer
Lulu B Smith
Smith William Spencer
Irene Lucille Spencer
Mary Eloise Spencer
Harold LeRoy Spencer
Katherine Grace Spencer

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 1
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone
Age 1
A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 19
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 (4)

  • Mary Spencer in household of William Spencer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Spencer in household of Wm Spencer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Spencer in household of William L Spencer, "United States Census, 1910"

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