Roderick A Spidle

28 June 1920–8 January 2010 (Age 89)
Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Roderick A

When Roderick A Spidle was born on 28 June 1920, in Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Gordon Roscoe Speidel, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Jane (Sadie) Mitchell, was 31. He married Jeannette Fettes Mitchell on 2 November 1942, in Bay, Florida, United States. He immigrated to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1937 and lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1930 and Centerville, Alpine, California, United States in 2010. He died on 8 January 2010, in Centerville, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Bourne, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Roderick A Spidle
Jeannette Fettes Mitchell
Marriage: 2 November 1942

Spouse and Children

2 November 1942
Bay, Florida, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Alexander Gordon Spidle


    Donald W Spidle



World Events (8)

1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 1

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Speidel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roderick A Spidle in household of Gordon R Spidle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roderick A Spidle in entry for Mr Donald W Spidell Sr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Roderick A Spidle, "Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943"

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