George Earnest Spake

Brief Life History of George Earnest

When George Earnest Spake was born on 28 August 1871, in Ohio, Bureau, Illinois, United States, his father, Oliver Otto Spake, was 35 and his mother, Margaret Rudabaugh, was 25. He married Nora Alma Wooley on 1 March 1895, in Bureau, Illinois, United States. He lived in Arispie Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Dover Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States for about 6 years. He died on 17 November 1946, in Dover, Bureau, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Dover Cemetery, Dover Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States.

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George Earnest Spake
Nora Alma Wooley
Marriage: 1 March 1895

Sources (8)

  • George E Spake, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Ernest Spake, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • George Ernest Spake, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

1877 · The First Workers Strike

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

1892 · The Chicago Canal

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English spak(e) ‘gentle, wise, clever’, also ‘quick, eager’ (Old Norse spakr), or from the Middle English personal name Spac, Spak (Old Norse Spakr), from the same word.

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

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