Emma Spencer

Female1892–29 December 1965

Brief Life History of Emma

Emma Spencer was born in 1892, in Alabama, United States. She had at least 2 sons and 9 daughters with Mose Spencer. She lived in Boligee, Greene, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 December 1965, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Mose Spencer
1872–1956
Emma Spencer
1892–1965
Tena Spencer
1901–1960
Mary Spencer
1903–1950
Arabella Spencer
1903–1962
Mary E Spencer
1907–1957
Sidney Spencer
1908–1954
Anna Spencer
1908–1955
Virginie Spencer
1910–1946
Lucy Spencer
1912–1940
Willie Spencer
1914–1943
Neahmire Spencer
1919–1960
Cleveland Spencer
1919–1963

Sources (2)

  • Emma Spencer in household of Mose Spencer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma Spenser in household of Mose Spenser, "United States Census, 1920"

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Children (11)

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

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.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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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