John Devo Spencer

12 October 1897–29 June 1985 (Age 87)
Gaston, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Devo

When John Devo Spencer was born on 12 October 1897, in Gaston, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Franklin Spencer, was 39 and his mother, Almina Josephine Hanna, was 37. He married Eva Mae Lippard on 17 January 1920, in Gastonia Township, Gaston, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Gastonia Township, Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States for about 75 years. He died on 29 June 1985, in Gaston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Devo Spencer
1897–1985
Eva Mae Lippard
1902–1937
Marriage: 17 January 1920
William Allen Spencer
1921–1989
Clyde T Spencer
1925–
James L Spencer
1930–
Gordon Curtis Spencer
1933–2012

Spouse and Children

    Male1897–1985Male

    Eva Mae Lippard

    Female1902–1937Female

MARRIAGE
17 January 1920
Gastonia Township, Gaston, North Carolina, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 21

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1920

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

Sources (3)

  • John D Spencer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John D Spencer in household of John F Spencer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John D Spencer in household of John F Spencer, "United States Census, 1910"

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