Charles Carl Wilhelm Ernst Spens

20 February 1893–September 1963 (Age 70)
Rogers City, Presque Isle, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Carl Wilhelm Ernst

When Charles Carl Wilhelm Ernst Spens was born on 20 February 1893, in Rogers City, Presque Isle, Michigan, United States, his father, Johann Friedrich August Spens, was 21 and his mother, Louisa Lesser, was 7. He married Gertrude Susanna Kohsman on 4 June 1914, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Rogers Township, Presque Isle, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Ecorse, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died in September 1963, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 70.

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Charles Carl Wilhelm Ernst Spens
Gertrude Susanna Kohsman
Marriage: 4 June 1914
Agnes Louise Spens
Henry Spens
Margaret Marie Spens

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 3
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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart
Age 4
Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1912 · The Girl Scouts
Age 19
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

Scottish: variant of Spence .

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

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Sources (8)

  • Charles W Spena, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles W Spens, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charly Spens in household of John Spens, "United States Census, 1910"

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