Jane Spencer

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Spencer was born on 2 September 1858, in Clark, Missouri, United States, her father, William Lewis Spencer, was 27 and her mother, Maranda James, was 23. She died on 2 August 1877, in Folker Township, Clark, Missouri, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Luray, Clark, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lewis Spencer
1831–1877
Maranda James
1834–1872
Alice Spencer
1857–1877
Jane Spencer
1858–1877
Isaac Spencer
1860–1862
Emma F. Spencer
1863–1864
Willis Spencer
1867–1877
Charley Spencer
1870–1877

Sources (2)

  • Jane Spencer in household of Lewis Spencer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jane Spencer, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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.

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