John Hershel Spain

2 April 1896–21 August 1973 (Age 77)
Henderson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of John Hershel

When John Hershel Spain was born on 2 April 1896, in Henderson, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Cornelius Spain, was 24 and his mother, Mary Ella Brewer, was 21. He married Jessie Fry on 10 August 1921, in Henderson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Carroll, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 7, Carroll, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 21 August 1973, in Cedar Grove, Carroll, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Leach, Carroll, Tennessee, United States.

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John Hershel Spain
Jessie Fry
Marriage: 10 August 1921
Kenneth Carmen Spain
Lola Madlyn Spain
Cornelia Ernestine Spain
Frankie Geraldine Spain
Jamie Carolyn Spain
Mary Ann Spain
Janice Spain

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 August 1921Henderson, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 8
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    Age 21
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent) and Irish (Tipperary and Offaly):of Norman origin, a habitational name from Épaignes (Eure), recorded as Hispania in the 12th century. It was probably so named because it was established by colonists from Spain during the Roman Empire.of Norman origin, a habitational name from Espinay (Ille-et-Vilaine) in Brittany. The placename derives from Old French espinee, a collective form of espine ‘thorn’.

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

    Sources (14)

    • Hershel Squire, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Hershel Spain in entry for Johney Franklin Hedge and Mary Ann Hailey, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • Hersel Spain, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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