George Allen Spencer

10 May 1873–24 November 1955 (Age 82)
West Point, Cuming, Nebraska, United States

The Life of George Allen

When George Allen Spencer was born on 10 May 1873, in West Point, Cuming, Nebraska, United States, his father, Charles Samuel Spencer, was 26 and his mother, Isaphene " Phenie" Wood, was 29. He married Rebecca Pearl Eveland on 6 January 1897, in Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Knoxville Township, Marion, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 November 1955, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Allen Spencer
Rebecca Pearl Eveland
Marriage: 6 January 1897
George Pearl Spencer
James Everett Spencer
Samuel Paul Spencer
Georgia Byrde Spencer
Margaret Pearle Spencer
Lillian Irene Spencer
Robert Wilson Spencer
Edward Allen Spencer
John Phillip Spencer Sr.
Earle Rhys Spencer

Spouse and Children

6 January 1897
Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States


    George Pearl Spencer


    James Everett Spencer


    Samuel Paul Spencer




+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Samuel Spencer


    Isaphene " Phenie" Wood




    Edgar Frederick Spencer



    Edna E. Spencer



    Susie Spencer


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 11

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • George Spencer in household of C G Spencer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George A Spencer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George A Spencer, "United States Census, 1920"

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