Laura May Spencer

27 May 1903–June 1985 (Age 82)
Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Laura May

When Laura May Spencer was born on 27 May 1903, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, her father, Elmer Roy Spencer, was 26 and her mother, Ethel Emma Lloyd, was 19. She married John William Cummins on 27 August 1927. She lived in Cabin Creek, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and East Bank, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1920. She died in June 1985, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

John William Cummins
Laura May Spencer
Marriage: 27 August 1927

Spouse and Children

27 August 1927

Parents and Siblings


    Ethel Emma Lloyd




+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 3

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.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Laura M Spencer in household of Elwin Spencer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Spencer in household of E R Spencer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura M Cummins in household of John W Cummins, "United States Census, 1930"

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