Eva Alberta Spence

27 March 1872–26 April 1952 (Age 80)
New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States

The Life of Eva Alberta

When Eva Alberta Spence was born on 27 March 1872, in New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States, her father, James W. Spence, was 45 and her mother, Zerelda Caroline Sinex, was 33. She married William Lebert Taylor on 4 June 1901, in Washington, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in New Albany Circuit, Floyd, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Washington Township, Washington, Indiana, United States in 1910. She died on 26 April 1952, at the age of 80, and was buried in Salem, Washington, Indiana, United States.

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William Lebert Taylor
Eva Alberta Spence
Marriage: 4 June 1901
Shirley T. Taylor
Chester Taylor

Spouse and Children

4 June 1901
Washington, Indiana, United States


    Shirley T. Taylor


    Chester Taylor


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

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)

  • Alberta Taylor in household of George Shanks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eva Spence in household of James Spence, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alberta Taylor in household of W L Taylor, "United States Census, 1910"

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