Edwin E Spencer

3 October 1843–16 January 1865 (Age 21)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Edwin E

When Edwin E Spencer was born on 3 October 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Hiram Spencer, was 44 and his mother, Emily Slafter Thompson, was 24. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 16 January 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Hiram Spencer
Emily Slafter Thompson
Edwin E Spencer
Frances Elizabeth Spencer

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World Events (7)

1845 · Oh My Father
Age 2
"In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
Age 3
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
Age 7
On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

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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            Edwin E.Spencer was born 3 October 1843 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois to Hyrum and Emily Shafter Thompson Spencer.  He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 4 …

Sources (8)

  • Edwin Spencer in household of Daniel Spencer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Edwin Spencer, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Edwin Spencer, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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