Mary Bee Spens

8 August 1896–31 October 1918 (Age 22)
Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life of Mary Bee

When Mary Bee Spens was born on 8 August 1896, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, her father, James Spens, was 26 and her mother, Christiane Christensen, was 26. She married Louis Olson Mills on 2 December 1913, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Mount Pleasant Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900 and Mammoth, Juab, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 31 October 1918, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Louis Olson Mills
Mary Bee Spens
Marriage: 2 December 1913
Gilbert Mills
Ruth Mills

Spouse and Children

2 December 1913
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States


    Gilbert Mills



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center

Age 3

The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 7

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Spence .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary B Spens in household of Christiana Spens, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mary B. Spens in household of James Spens, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary B Spens in household of James Spens, "United States Census, 1910"

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