Mary Kathrine Spence

June 1886–1949 (Age 62)
Denton, Caroline, Maryland, United States

The Life of Mary Kathrine

When Mary Kathrine Spence was born in June 1886, in Denton, Caroline, Maryland, United States, her father, Joseph Henry Spence, was 30 and her mother, Anna E. Dill, was 22. She lived in American Corner, Caroline, Maryland, United States in 1910 and District 8, Caroline, Maryland, United States in 1930. She died in 1949, in Caroline, Maryland, United States, at the age of 63.

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Joseph Henry Spence
Anna E. Dill
Carrie Edith Spence
Lacy Norman Spence
Mary Kathrine Spence
Anna M Spence

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Henry Spence





World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

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.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 17

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Katie Spence in household of J H Spence, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Kathryn M Spence in household of Joseph H Spence, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nancy K Spence in household of J H Spence, "United States Census, 1900"

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