Ira John "Jack" Spencer

20 July 1885–26 April 1964 (Age 78)
Olean, Cattaraugus, New York, United States

The Life of Ira John "Jack"

When Ira John "Jack" Spencer was born on 20 July 1885, in Olean, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, his father, George C. Spencer, was 44 and his mother, Rose Emiline Councilman, was 34. He married Irene Augustus Russ about 1904, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Linden, Union, New Jersey, United States in 1920 and San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1930. He died on 26 April 1964, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Ira John "Jack" Spencer
Irene Augustus Russ
Marriage: about 1904
Conrad Joseph Spencer
Margaret Irene Spencer
George C Spencer
James Ira Spencer

Spouse and Children

about 1904
New York City, New York, United States


    Conrad Joseph Spencer


    Margaret Irene Spencer


    George C Spencer


    James Ira Spencer


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 6

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Ira Spencer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ira J Spencer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ira J Spencer, "United States Census, 1920"

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