James Woodrow Spencer

25 March 1918–22 July 1985 (Age 67)
Bradley, Grady, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of James Woodrow

When James Woodrow Spencer was born on 25 March 1918, in Bradley, Grady, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Walter Sidney Spencer, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Law, was 36. He lived in Pursley Township, Grady, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 July 1985, in San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Walter Sidney Spencer
1879–1960
Margaret Elizabeth Law
1881–1942
Wesley Spencer
1903–1956
Irene Spencer
1905–1995
Violet Spencer
1907–2000
Walter Eugene Spencer
1909–1972
Lorene Spencer
1914–1963
Margaret Elizabeth Spencer
1915–1983
James Woodrow Spencer
1918–1985
Melton Sidney Spencer
1920–1962

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 16

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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 (3)

  • James Spencer in household of Walter Spencer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Woodrow J Spencer in household of Walter S Spencer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Woodrow Spencer, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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