Christopher Greenside Spence

1877–1954 (Age 77)
Sunderland, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Christopher Greenside

When Christopher Greenside Spence was born in 1877, in Sunderland, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Christopher Spence, was 46 and his mother, Hannah Nicholson, was 43. He married Harriet Ann Bartley in 1904, in Sunderland, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Southwick, Durham, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died in 1954, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Greenside Spence
Harriet Ann Bartley
Marriage: 1904
Christiana Spence
Mary Ann Spence
Christopher Greenside Spence
Jane Ann Spence
Christopher Greenside Spence
Elizabeth Spence

Spouse and Children

Sunderland, Durham, England, United Kingdom


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Parents and Siblings

    Christopher Spence


    Hannah Nicholson




    Christopher Samuel Spence


    John Spence


    Samuel Frank Greenside Spence


    Timothy Gibson Spence


    Betsy Spence


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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 3

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 7

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 27

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a servant employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’, ‘storeroom’ (a reduced form of Old French despense, from a Late Latin derivative of dispendere, past participle dispensus, ‘to weigh out or dispense’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Christopher Spence in household of Christopher Spence, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Christopher Spence in household of Christopher Spence, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Christopher Spence, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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