Robert Samuel Spencer

23 April 1900–3 April 1964 (Age 63)
South Shields, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert Samuel

When Robert Samuel Spencer was born on 23 April 1900, in South Shields, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph William Benson, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Moore, was 37. He married Hilda Mary Freeman on 17 February 1918, in South Shields, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 3 April 1964, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Robert Samuel Spencer
1900–1964
Hilda Mary Freeman
1899–1988
Marriage: 17 February 1918
May Spencer
1918–
Arthur Spencer
1919–
Elizabeth Jean Spencer
1929–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 February 1918
South Shields, Durham, England, United Kingdom
children

(3)

    May Spencer

    Female1918–Female

    Arthur Spencer

    Male1919–Male

    Elizabeth Jean Spencer

    Female1929–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph William Benson

    Male1857–1931Male

    Female1863–1941Female

siblings

(10)

    Florence Cornelia Benson

    Female1880–1958Female

    Female1882–1968Female

    Female1885–1968Female

    Walter Edward Benson

    Male1887–Male

    Female1890–1987Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 4

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.
1908

Age 8

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1918

Age 18

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

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)

  • Robert Samuel Spencer, "United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920"
  • Robert Spencer in household of Joseph Spencer, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Robert Spencer, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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