James Spencer

James Robertson Spencer (1880 - 1959)

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James Robertson Spencer
Born in Cora, Sullivan, Missouri, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 23 Sep 1902 (to 12 Jun 1959) in Sullivan, Missouri, United Statesmap
Died in Linneus, Linn, Missouri, United Statesmap
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Biography

James Robertson Spencer was born January 9, 1880 in Cora, Sullivan County, Missouri. He was the son of Elijah A. Spencer and Nancy Ellen Jones.

In June, 1880, James Robertson Spencer was living with his family on a farm in Pleasant Hill Township in Sullivan County, Missouri. Enumerated in the household were:

  • Elijah Spencer (43)
  • Ellin Spencer (40)
  • Lissie Spencer (13)
  • Nancy Jane Spencer (7)
  • James R. Spencer (5/12)

In June, 1900, James Robertson Spencer was living with his family on a farm they owned free of mortgage in Pleasant Hill Township in Sullivan County, Missouri. His parents had married in 1866. They could both read and write. His mother had given birth to 5 children, 3 of whom survived. Enumerated in the household were:

  • Elijah A Spencer (63)
  • Nancy E Spencer (59)
  • Malissa Spencer (32)
  • James R Spencer (20)

James Robertson Spencer married Virginia Alice Bundridge on September 23, 1902 in Sullivan County, Missouri. She was the daughter of Thomas Preston Bundridge and Annie Elizabeth Long.

In April, 1910, James Robertson Spencer & Virginia Alice Bundridge were living on a farm in Pleasant Hill Township in Sullivan County, Missouri. They had been married for 7 years. She had given birth to 4 children, all of whom survived. Enumerated in the household were:

  • James R Spencer (30)
  • Virginia A Spencer (26)
  • Zelma R Spencer (6)
  • Oren M Spencer (5)
  • Carl N Spencer (3)
  • Lucile Spencer (1)

In January, 1920, James Robertson Spencer & Virginia Alice Bundridge were living on a farm in Pleasant Hill Township in Sullivan County, Missouri they owned without a mortgage. They were both able to read and write. Enumerated in the household were:

  • Jas R Spencer (39)
  • Virginia A Spencer (36)
  • Ruth Spencer (16)
  • May O Spencer (15)
  • Carl N Spencer (13)
  • Lucile Spencer (11)
  • Clement Spencer (8)
  • Eligah T Spencer (6)
  • Velma E Spencer (3)
  • Frances O Spencer (0)

In April, 1930, James Robertson Spencer & Virginia Alice Bundridge were living on a farm in Pleasant Hill Township in Sullivan County, Missouri. They did not own a radio set. Enumerated in the household were:

  • James R Spencer (50)
  • Virginia A Spencer (46)
  • Carl N Spencer (23)
  • Lucile Spencer (21)
  • A Clement Spencer (19)
  • Thomas E Spencer (16)
  • Velma C Spencer (14)
  • Francis C Spencer (11)
  • Bulah F Spencer (9)
  • Virginia L Spencer (6)

In April, 1940, James Robertson Spencer & Virginia Alice Bundridge were living on a farm in Pleasant Hill Township in Sullivan County, Missouri. Their farm was valued at $400.00. Both of them completed 8th grade. Enumerated in the household were:

  • James R Spencer (60)
  • Virginia Spencer (56)
  • Clement Spencer (29)
  • Beulah Spencer (19)
  • Loraine Spencer (16)

James Robertson Spencer registered for the draft on April 27, 1942 in Sullivan County, Missouri. He was described as being 5'8" tall, weighing 230 lbs., with blue eyes, gray hair, and a ruddy complexion.

James Robertson Spencer died on June 12, 1959 in Linneus, Linn County, Missouri. He was 79 years old. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Milan, Sullivan County, Missouri.

Sources

  • Birth
    • Missouri Standard Certificate of Death (see link below)
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial # 110260125 (see link below)
    • U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    • U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  • Marriage
    • Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 (see document attached)
  • Residence
    • 1880 United States Federal Census (Pleasant Hill Township, Sullivan County, MO)
    • 1900 United States Federal Census (Pleasant Hill Township, Sullivan County, MO)
    • 1910 United States Federal Census (Pleasant Hill Township, Sullivan County, MO)
    • 1920 United States Federal Census (Pleasant Hill Township, Sullivan County, MO)
    • 1930 United States Federal Census (Pleasant Hill Township, Sullivan County, MO)
    • 1940 United States Federal Census (Pleasant Hill Township, Sullivan County, MO)
  • Death & Burial


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