Oscar Spearman

18 September 1899–28 September 1955 (Age 56)
Iberia, Miller, Missouri, United States

The Life of Oscar

When Oscar Spearman was born on 18 September 1899, in Iberia, Miller, Missouri, United States, his father, William Kingkead Spearman, was 45 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Steen, was 31. He married Myrtle V. Smith about 1928, in California, United States. He lived in Richwoods Township, Miller, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 28 September 1955, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 56.

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Oscar Spearman
Myrtle V. Smith
Marriage: about 1928

Spouse and Children

about 1928
California, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 7

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 17

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a soldier armed with a spear, from Middle English spere ‘spear’ + man. 2. from the Middle English, Old English personal name Spereman, of the same origin as the occupational name above.

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

Sources (3)

  • Oscar Workman in household of Sarah E Workman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oscar Spearman in household of James M Workman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Osker Spearman in household of William Spearman, "United States Census, 1900"

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