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William Roswell Spencer (abt. 1910 - 2003)

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William Roswell (Ross) Spencer
Born about in Payson, Adams, Illinois, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 5 May 1939 [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Centralia, Boone, Missouri, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 27 Jan 2020 | Last significant change: 27 Jan 2020
20:19: Edward Trever edited the data for William Roswell Spencer (abt.1910-2003). (Adding sources.) [Thank Edward for this]
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Biography

William Roswell "Ross" Spencer was a longtime farmer in Illinois and Missouri. Ross was born 9 May 1916[1][2] in Payson, Illinois. He was the son of S. Glenn Spencer and Esther Abbott.

A graduate of Payson High School,[3] Ross lived on the home farm until his father died and his son had finished high school. He then moved the family to Missouri and bought a farm there too.[4]

Like his father, Ross was an excellent farmer. He believed in soil conservation and crop rotation and good example to others that the practices can improve one's land and crops.[5]

Ross and Ina earned an award from the University of Missouri for outstanding work in the community and state.[6]

He passed away in 2003.

Sources

  1. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7589825/william-roswell-spencer
  2. Genealogical Sketches of The Spencers of Payson: Their Ancestors and Descendants, Vol. II compiled by Janet and Ida Longbotham 1989
  3. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7589825/william-roswell-spencer
  4. Genealogical Sketches of The Spencers of Payson: Their Ancestors and Descendants, Vol. II compiled by Janet and Ida Longbotham 1989
  5. Genealogical Sketches of The Spencers of Payson: Their Ancestors and Descendants, Vol. II compiled by Janet and Ida Longbotham 1989
  6. Genealogical Sketches of The Spencers of Payson: Their Ancestors and Descendants, Vol. II compiled by Janet and Ida Longbotham 1989

Acknowledgments

Thank you to Edward Trever for creating WikiTree profile Spencer-20127 through manual input on 26 Jan 2020. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Ed and others.



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