Charles Eldridge Spencer

19 December 1882–January 1953 (Age 70)
New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Charles Eldridge

When Charles Eldridge Spencer was born on 19 December 1882, in New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Charles Eldredge Spencer, was 31 and his mother, Sarah August Conover, was 29. He married Olive Marion Tuttle on 10 October 1913, in New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. He died in January 1953, at the age of 70, and was buried in Naugatuck, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Charles Eldridge Spencer
Olive Marion Tuttle
Marriage: 10 October 1913
Margaret T Spencer
Charles E Spencer
Carlisle T Spencer

Spouse and Children

10 October 1913
New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States


    Margaret T Spencer


    Charles E Spencer


    Carlisle T Spencer


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Eldredge Spencer


    Sarah August Conover




    Elizabeth Spencer



    Eleanor Louise Spencer


World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 12

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

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 (3)

  • Charles E Spencer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles E Spencer Jr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles Eldridge Spencer, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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