Frances Elizabeth Spencer

11 July 1845–1881 (Age 35)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Frances Elizabeth

When Frances Elizabeth Spencer was born on 11 July 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Hiram Spencer, was 46 and her mother, Emily Slafter Thompson, was 25. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died in 1881, at the age of 36.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Spencer
1798–1846
Emily Slafter Thompson
1819–1895
Edwin E Spencer
1843–1865
Frances Elizabeth Spencer
1845–1881

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World Events (8)

1846
Age 1
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846 · First Nauvoo Temple Dedicated
Age 1
On May 1-3, 1846, the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was fully dedicated. It was the second temple that had been built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first temple with an angel Moroni on top, in the case of this temple it also doubled as a weather vane. Before the saints left Nauvoo they gathered in great numbers to go through.
1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
Age 12
The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name for someone who dispensed provisions or money, from Middle English spenser(e), spencer(e) ‘household steward, butler, almoner’ (Anglo-Norman French espenser, Old French despensier). Compare Spence and Spender . There is some dispute about the origins of the Spencer family, whose most famous member in recent times was the late Princess of Wales, born Lady Diana Spencer (1961–97). Some sources say that they are descended from William the Conqueror's steward, Robert Despencer. What is clear is that by the 15th century they had become prosperous from sheep farming in Northamptonshire. Robert Spencer (died 1627) was said to be the wealthiest man in England. Their titles have included Earls of Sunderland and Earls Spencer; and through the female line the 5th Earl of Sunderland also became Duke of Marlborough in 1733. This connection was the result of the marriage, in 1700, of the 3rd Duke of Sunderland to the daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. The youngest son of this union, John Spencer (1708–46), was the father of the 1st Earl Spencer (1734–83).

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

Possible Related Names

Spence
Spenser
Spender

Sources (3)

  • Francis Spencer in household of Daniel Spencer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Frances Elizabeth Spencer, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • Frances Elizabeth Spencer - Pioneer Overland Travel

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