Thomas Spencer

Thomas Elijah Spencer (1913 - 1996)

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Thomas Elijah Spencer
Born in Cora, Sullivan, Missouri, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 20 Apr 1938 (to 26 Mar 1996) in Linneus, Linn, Missouri, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died in Belton, Cass, Missouri, United Statesmap
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Biography

Thomas Elijah Spencer was born October 20, 1913 in Cora, Sullivan County, Missouri. He was the son of James Robert Spencer & Virginia Alice Bundridge.

In January, 1920, Thomas Elijah Spencer was attending school and living with his family on a farm in Pleasant Hill Township in Sullivan County, Missouri they owned without a mortgage. His parents 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, Thomas Elijah Spencer was living with his family 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)

Thomas Elijah Spencer married Opha Della Fanning on April 20, 1938 in Linneus, Linn County, Missouri. She was the daughter of Oscar Hutch Fanning & Ola Mae Linhart.

In April, 1940, Thomas Elijah Spencer & Opha Dell Fanning were living on a rented farm in Clay Township, Sullivan County, Missouri. Both of them had completed 8th grade. He worked 52 weeks in 1939, earning $300.00. Enumerated in the household were:

  • Thomas Spencer (26)
  • Opha Spencer (24)
  • Loyd Hill Spencer (5)

Thomas Elijah Spencer registered for the draft on October 16, 1940 in Newtown, Sullivan County, Missouri. He was described as employed by Edgar Judd, 5'11" tall, weighing 135 lbs., with blue eyes, brown hair, and a light brown complexion.

Thomas Elijah Spencer died on March 26, 1996 in Belton, Cass County, Missouri. He was 82 years old. He was buried in Sharon Cemetery in Drexel, Cass County, Missouri.

Thomas E Spencer was born to James R and Virginia Spencer on October 20, 1913 in Cora, Sullivan cty, Missouri. On April 20, 1938 Thomas married Opha Hill in Lynn Cty Missouri.

Thomas began his career as a farmer then as a plater for Bendix Corporation. He moved from Cora to Kansas City in 1952, then to Drexel in 1958, then to Archie in 1984. In 1990 he moved to Harrisonville MO to live out his Golden years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting all his life.

Sources

  • Birth
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial # 51002755 (see link below)
    • Social Security Death Index
    • U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
    • U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • Marriage
    • Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 (see attached document)
  • Residence
    • 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 (Clay Township, Sullivan County, MO)
  • Death & Burial


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