Aurelia Read Spencer

4 October 1834–19 August 1922 (Age 87)
Deep River, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Aurelia Read

When Aurelia Read Spencer was born on 4 October 1834, in Deep River, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Orson Spencer, was 32 and her mother, Catherine Curtis, was 23. She married Thomas Edward Rogers on 27 March 1851, in Farmington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Davis, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 19 August 1922, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Edward Rogers
Aurelia Read Spencer
Marriage: 27 March 1851
Orson Thomas Rogers
Andrew Locy Rogers
Ellen Aurelia Rogers
Howard Spencer Rogers
George Spencer Rogers
Clarence Albert Rogers
Lucy Isabella Rogers
Catherine Mary Rogers
Joseph Rogers
William Ernest Rogers
Esther Leone Rogers
Curtis Wilson Rogers

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 March 1851Farmington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 5
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1858 · A House Divided
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Faith of Pioneer Mother, Catherine Cannon Curtis Spencer

    I am including an article from the Church News (date unknown) written by Joseph Lundstrom and titled Pioneer Mother Lives Precept ‘Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go’. “How is Ma? Is she better?” The larg …

    Sources (81)

    • Aurelia Rodgers in household of Thomas Rodgers, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Amelia Spencer in entry for Andrew Locy Rogers and Florence Evelyn Blain, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Amelia in entry for Catherine Mary Rogers, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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