Loring De Witt Sperry

13 January 1833–1908 (Age 74)
Gates, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life of Loring De Witt

When Loring De Witt Sperry was born on 13 January 1833, in Gates, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Elihu Elikin Sperry, was 30 and his mother, Mary Polly Montgomery, was 30. He married Mary Stillman on 13 August 1857, in Fremont, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Minnesota, United States in 1870 and Lincoln Township, Page, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died in 1908, in Greenwood, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Greenwood, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Loring De Witt Sperry
Mary Stillman
Marriage: 13 August 1857
Triphena Sperry
Alice Sperry
Frank Sperry
Franklin Uriah Sperry
Ellen Adelia Sperry
Nelson Squire Sperry
Annie Sperry

Spouse and Children

13 August 1857
Fremont, Iowa, United States


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Parents and Siblings


    Mary Polly Montgomery




    Alonzo Sperry


    Adaline Sperry


    Erastus Sperry



    Angelina L Sperry


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1834 · Zion's Camp

Age 1

Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 25

Minnesota is the 32nd state.

Name Meaning

English (Leicestershire): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Loring D Sperry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lorain Sperry, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Loran Sperry in household of Elihu Sperry, "United States Census, 1850"

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