Charles Spencer

Male16 February 1903–17 February 1974

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Spencer was born on 16 February 1903, in Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Edwin Spencer, was 42 and his mother, Alice Ann Robinson, was 41. He married Delilah Dabbs on 28 March 1932, in Grimethorpe, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died on 17 February 1974, in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 71.

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Charles Spencer
Delilah Dabbs
Marriage: 28 March 1932
Joyce Steele (Spencer)
Doris Spencer
Ellen Vickerman (Spencer)

Sources (10)

  • Charles Spencer, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Charles Spencer, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Charles Spencer, "England and Wales National Register, 1939"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1932Grimethorpe, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1904 · The Entente Cordiale

    Age 1

    The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.


    Age 5

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


    Age 21

    First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

    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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