David Spears

15 February 1917–3 October 1994 (Age 77)
Texas, United States

The Life of David

When David Spears was born on 15 February 1917, in Texas, United States, his father, General Jackson Spears, was 31 and his mother, Matilda Adams, was 21. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 7, Sabine, Texas, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 3 October 1994, in Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 77.

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David Spears
Addie Verena Miles
Marriage: June 1970

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    Addie Verena Miles


June 1970
San Mateo, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 17

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Spear .

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Spears in household of Sam Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • David Spears in household of Jackson Spears, "United States Census, 1930"
  • David Spears in household of Jackson Spears, "United States Census, 1940"

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