Charles Thaddeus Spencer

6 May 1880–28 October 1960 (Age 80)
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Thaddeus

When Charles Thaddeus Spencer was born on 6 May 1880, in East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Thaddeus Rich Spencer, was 28 and his mother, Etherlinda Gardner Palmer, was 27. He married Margaret Elisabeth Young in 1880, in East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 28 October 1960, in East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Moodus, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Charles Thaddeus? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Charles Thaddeus Spencer
Margaret Elisabeth Young
Charles Palmer Spencer

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 1
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · First U.S.  Navy Submarine Constructed
Age 20
The USS Holland was the first commissioned submarine. It was named after John Philip Holland. It had been laid down in November of 1896 and launched a year later. It was acquired and commissioned in 1900 and decommissioned five years later. The submarine was finally sold in 1913 and put on display until it was scrapped in 1932.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
Age 21
President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

Sources (14)

  • Charles Thaddeus Spencer, "Connecticut, Military Census Questionnaires, 1917"
  • Charles T Spencer in household of Thaddeus B Spencer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles Spencer, "United States Census, 1930"

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.