Carrie Alva Spangler

Female21 May 1881–24 November 1928

Brief Life History of Carrie Alva

When Carrie Alva Spangler was born on 21 May 1881, in Simpsons, Floyd, Virginia, United States, her father, James A Spangler, was 26 and her mother, Nancy A Gray, was 29. She married Maurice Lee Conner on 5 January 1898, in Floyd, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Dustin, Hughes, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Thaxton, Bedford, Virginia, United States in 1920. She died on 24 November 1928, in Rustburg, Campbell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Concord, Appomattox, Virginia, United States.

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Maurice Lee Conner
Carrie Alva Spangler
Marriage: 5 January 1898
Audrey Louise Conner
Maitland Gray Conner
Vernon Leak Conner
Percy Reginald Conner
Tracy Dean Conner
Ocie Lillian Conner
Alfred Conner
Catherline V Conner

Sources (17)

  • Carrie Conner in household of Moris L Conner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Carrie A. Spangler, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Carrie Alva Conner, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1898Floyd, Virginia, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 1

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


    Age 8

    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

    1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

    Age 13

    On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

    Name Meaning

    German (Bavaria): originally an occupational name for a maker of buckles, from an agent derivative of a diminutive of Middle High German spange ‘clasp, buckle, ornamental fastening’, later coming to mean ‘tinsmith, plumber’.

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

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