Laretta Laveen Spencer

24 August 1940–10 September 2005 (Age 65)
Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Laretta Laveen

When Laretta Laveen Spencer was born on 24 August 1940, in Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Fletcher Lawrence Spencer, was 62 and her mother, Gertrude Elizabeth Laver, was 37. She married Virgil Lavern Sherrod on 14 July 1962. She died on 10 September 2005, in her hometown, at the age of 65.

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Virgil Lavern Sherrod
Laretta Laveen Spencer
Marriage: 14 July 1962

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14 July 1962

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 1

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 18

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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.

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

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