Earl Winfield Spencer Jr.

20 September 1888–29 May 1950 (Age 61)
Kinsley, Edwards, Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Earl Winfield

When Earl Winfield Spencer Jr. was born on 20 September 1888, in Kinsley, Edwards, Kansas, United States, his father, Earl Winfield Spencer, was 36 and his mother, Agnes Lucy Marian Hughes, was 29. He married Duchess Bessie Wallis Warfield on 8 November 1916, in Baltimore City, Maryland, United States. He lived in San Diego, El Paisnal, San Salvador, El Salvador in 1950 and United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1939. He died on 29 May 1950, in Coronado, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Fort Rosecrans, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Earl Winfield Spencer Jr.
Lillian Margaret Phillips
Marriage: 2 October 1941

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 October 1941Highland Park, Lake, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 2
    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.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 16
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 18
    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

    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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    Story Highlight

    Earl Winfield Spencer Jr. 1888 - 1950

    Married to the future English Duchess. His wife's attempt at marriage and high society was dismal. Love smitten Earl claimed vast riches but in reality was a Naval aviator. His dreams to provide for …

    Sources (23)

    • Carl Spencer in entry for Norma Reese Spencer, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Earl Winfield Spencer, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Earl Winfield Spencer, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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