Leola Madge Spencer

5 February 1916–19 June 1991 (Age 75)
Louisiana, United States

The Life of Leola Madge

When Leola Madge Spencer was born on 5 February 1916, in Louisiana, United States, her father, Leslie Mark Spencer, was 31 and her mother, Grayce Estelle Hasson, was 33. She married Marion Edgar Brandenburg , Jr. on 25 April 1936, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 20 years and Glendora, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1998. She died on 19 June 1991, in California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Marion Edgar Brandenburg , Jr.
Leola Madge Spencer
Marriage: 25 April 1936

Spouse and Children

25 April 1936
Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Jeannette Louise Spencer


    Imojean Elizabeth Spencer


    Elaine Florence Spencer



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 18

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

Sources (3)

  • Leola M Brandenburg in household of Marion E Brandenburg, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leola M Spencer in household of Grayce E Spencer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leola Spencer in household of Leslie M Spencer, "United States Census, 1920"

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