Hannah Spencer

18 September 1823–14 January 1887 (Age 63)
Burton-in-Kendal, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Hannah

When Hannah Spencer was born on 18 September 1823, in Burton-in-Kendal, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom, her father, Richard Spencer, was 28 and her mother, Mary Earnshaw, was 23. She married David Grundy on 3 April 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 14 January 1887, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

David Grundy
Hannah Spencer
Marriage: 3 April 1857
Eliza Anne Grundy
Hannah Grundy
James Grundy
Madora Grundy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 April 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 10
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 20
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name for someone who dispensed provisions or money, from Middle English spenser(e), spencer(e) ‘household steward, butler, almoner’ (Anglo-Norman French espenser, Old French despensier). Compare Spence and Spender . There is some dispute about the origins of the Spencer family, whose most famous member in recent times was the late Princess of Wales, born Lady Diana Spencer (1961–97). Some sources say that they are descended from William the Conqueror's steward, Robert Despencer. What is clear is that by the 15th century they had become prosperous from sheep farming in Northamptonshire. Robert Spencer (died 1627) was said to be the wealthiest man in England. Their titles have included Earls of Sunderland and Earls Spencer; and through the female line the 5th Earl of Sunderland also became Duke of Marlborough in 1733. This connection was the result of the marriage, in 1700, of the 3rd Duke of Sunderland to the daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. The youngest son of this union, John Spencer (1708–46), was the father of the 1st Earl Spencer (1734–83).

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

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    Richard John Spencer & Mary Earnshaw

    RICHARD JOHN SPENCER AND MARY EARNSHAW Richard John Spencer is the son of William Spencer and Hannah Witton. He was born on the 5th day of October 1794 in Slaidburn, Yorkshire, England. Mary Earnsha …

    Sources (14)

    • Hennsah Grundy, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Hannah Spencer in entry for Eliza Hegney, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Anna Grundy in household of Davd Grundy, "United States Census, 1860"

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