William Manley Spence

24 June 1878–15 December 1953 (Age 75)
Deerfield Township, Ross, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Manley

When William Manley Spence was born on 24 June 1878, in Deerfield Township, Ross, Ohio, United States, his father, Elias Franklin Spence, was 23 and his mother, Nancy Ella Wright, was 20. He married Lydia Leona McMullen in 1895. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States for about 4 years and Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States for about 22 years. He died on 15 December 1953, in Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Harrison Township Cemetery, South Bloomfield, Pickaway, Ohio, United States.

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William Manley Spence
Lydia Leona McMullen
Marriage: 1895
George Fay Spence

Spouse and Children



    George Fay Spence


Parents and Siblings

    Elias Franklin Spence


    Nancy Ella Wright




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a servant employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’, ‘storeroom’ (a reduced form of Old French despense, from a Late Latin derivative of dispendere, past participle dispensus, ‘to weigh out or dispense’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Spence, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Spence, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William M Spence, "United States Census, 1930"

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