Otto Spence

1 April 1890–15 November 1964 (Age 74)
Salt Lick, Bath, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Otto

When Otto Spence was born on 1 April 1890, in Salt Lick, Bath, Kentucky, United States, his father, Lafayette N Spence, was 16 and his mother, Martha Ellen Wills, was 31. He lived in Magisterial District 4 White Sulphur, Bath, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 15 November 1964, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Cedar Grove, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States.

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Lafayette N Spence
Martha Ellen Wills
Otto Spence
Fannie Spence
Otto Spence
Herbert Spence
Mildred Spence

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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)

  • Otto Spence in household of Lafyatte Spence, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Otto Spence, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • Otto Spence, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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