Joseph Benjamin Spigener Sr.

Brief Life History of Joseph Benjamin

When Joseph Benjamin Spigener Sr. was born on 10 February 1886, in Alabama, United States, his father, Joseph Albert Spigener, was 31 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Norris, was 37. He had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Grace Wert Dillon. He lived in Elmore, Elmore, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Ward Five, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States for about 30 years. He died on 7 March 1955, in Athens, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Athens, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Benjamin Spigener Sr.
1886–1955
Grace Wert Dillon
1891–1971
Margie Lois Spigener
1910–1997
Cecil Clyde Spigener
1916–1995
Joseph Spigener Jr
1919–2012
Raymond C Spigener
1925–1977
Tommy Ray Spigener
1931–2017

Sources (9)

  • Joseph Spigener in household of Joseph Spigener, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Benjamin Spigener, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Joseph Benjamin Spigener, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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

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.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

German: perhaps a nickname from Middle Low German spigen ‘to spit’, denoting someone who was known for this habit.

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

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