Sylvester E. Spooner

6 July 1848–
Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Sylvester E.

When Sylvester E. Spooner was born on 6 July 1848, in Ohio, United States, his father, Dennison Spooner, was 28 and his mother, Damarias Taylor, was 22. He married Mary E. Hadkins on 16 January 1869, in Genesee, Genesee, Michigan, United States. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Wright, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1880.

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Sylvester E. Spooner
Ammida S. Brillhart
Marriage: 2 November 1879
Charles Spooner
Nellie Spooner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1879Wright, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 6
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 12
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated
    Age 31
    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from an unrecorded Middle English sponer, of uncertain meaning. It appears to be a derivative of Middle English spon ‘chip of wood, shingle, spoon’, and could denote either someone who made or fitted wooden roofing shingles or who made and sold spoons as eating implements, typically of wood or horn.

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Sylvester Spooner in entry for Chas. Spooner, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
    • Sylvester L Spooner in household of Denison Spooner, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sylvester S. Spooner, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"

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