Myrtle Spence

Female13 July 1887–June 1966

Brief Life History of Myrtle

When Myrtle Spence was born on 13 July 1887, in Maryland, United States, her father, george w spence, was 28 and her mother, anna v, was 23. She married Homer Francis Brown in 1914. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in June 1966, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Upper Darby Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Homer Francis Brown
1883–1961
Myrtle Spence
1887–1966
Marriage: 1914
Richard Homer Brown
1919–2003

Sources (8)

  • Myrtle Brown in household of Homer Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Spence, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951"
  • Myrtle A Spence Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1914
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 3

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1905 · The Movie Theater

    Age 18

    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 21

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname for a servant employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense, spence ‘pantry, larder, storeroom’ (Old French despense, from a Late Latin derivative of dispendere, past participle dispensus ‘to weigh out or dispense’). Compare Spencer .

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

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