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Joseph W. Spencer

Male 1824 - 1895  (70 years)


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  • Name Joseph W. Spencer  [1, 2
    Born 14 Apr 1824  Kingston, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Feb 1895  Fairgrove, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 16 Feb 1895  Gilford Cemetery, Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Tuscola County Advertiser, February 21, 1895

      Joseph Spencer was found dead in his barn one day last week. It is supposed that heart disease was the cause. he was an old soldier having served three years in the Mexican War. he was past 90 years of age. The G.A. R. of Reese and Gilford turned out to administer the last rites to their deceased brother at the U.B. Church in Gilford, the Sixteenth and interred in the Gilford Cemetery. He was a native of Canada, but had been a resident of Gilford for a good many years. He leaves a wife and four children.

      Saginaw Evening News, Saturday, February 16, 1895
      Pioneer of Tuscola Found Dead at Gilford
      Brother Died in the Same Way Four Years Ago, and Strange to Say the Same Barn

      Joseph Spencer, age 76 years, one of the oldest pioneers of Tuscola County, a Veteran of the Mexican and late Civil War, was found dead in his barn, rear of resident, near Gilford last night at 8:00 by a neighbor named Gilbert Quipp. A coroner's inquest was held and a verdict of death from heart disease was rendered. A wife and four children survive him. His brother Manuel was found dead in the same barn four years from the same disease. Another brother, Moses, was shot at Bay City in the 60's by a rough character, dying afterwards from the effects of his wounds.

      (Both obituaries courtesy of Valerie C. Atkinson, who also noted that his Military service included the Third Regiment of U.S. Infantry from May 1847 to Aug. 19, 1848, Mexican War, and the U.S. Army from Aug. 23, 1864 to Sept. 6, 1865)
    Person ID I33418  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family Almanza Hopkins,   b. 17 Feb 1833, Cambridge Township, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1903, Fairgrove, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1852  Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • They had six children... Janette in 1865, Homer in 1858, Lydia in 1861, Hiram (Arley Spencer's father) on 08/28/1890, Varnum J.W. in 1867 and Irene in 1870.
    Children 
     1. Chloe Spencer,   b. Jul 1855,   d. Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Janette Spencer,   b. Abt 1856,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Milton Spencer,   b. 16 May 1857, Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1857, Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Homer B. Spencer,   b. 11 Jan 1859, Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1932, Fairgrove, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Lydia Spencer,   b. 23 Mar 1861, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Hiram Spencer,   b. 31 May 1861, Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Varnum J. W. Spencer,   b. 10 Nov 1867, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1870, Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     8. Eva C. Spencer,   b. 29 Jan 1870, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1944, Imlay City, Lapeer County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F10653  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Apr 1824 - Kingston, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Dec 1852 - Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Feb 1895 - Fairgrove, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Feb 1895 - Gilford Cemetery, Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Boucher, Angela-Family Researcher [aboucher@rogers.com].

    2. [S570] Atkinson, Valerie Cummings--Family Researcher (atkins3kids@tds.net).