When Irinda Spafford was born in September 1829, in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, her father, Horace Spafford, was 32 and her mother, Martha Stiles, was 31. She married Spicer Wells Crandall on 30 September 1849, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 30 June 1850, in Platte River, Saunders, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Platte River, Saunders, Nebraska, United States.
English (Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire):
habitational name usually from Spalford (Nottinghamshire). The placename may derive from Old English Spaldas, the name of an Anglian tribe who settled chiefly in the fen-lands of Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, or from spald ‘ditch, trench’ + ford ‘ford’.
variant of Spofforth, a habitational name from Spofforth (Yorkshire), probably from Old English spot ‘small piece, plot of land’ + ford ‘ford’.
Horace Spafford was the son of an army man, born in Bergennes County, Vermont on January 23, 1797. His parents were Colonel Elijah Spafford and Irinda Skinner. Horace grew to manhood in the neigh …