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Leota Spence

Leota Spence was the eighth child of Henry Jefferson Spence and Mary Anna Ratliff, born  in December 1904 in Crawford County, Kansas1.  Leota is found living with her parents and siblings in Baker, Crawford County, Kansas in the 1905 census2, 1910 census3, 1915 census4, and 1920 census5.  

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  1.  Ancestry.com., Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915 (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data – 1855 Kansas Territory Census. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Historical Society.1856, 1857, and 1858 Kansas Territory Censuses. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Hist), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Birth date: abt 1904; Birth place: Kansas; Residence date: 1 Mar 1905; Residence place: Baker, Crawford, Kansas. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ksstatecen&h=2889718&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt> (accessed 12/22/2016)
  2.  Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Ancestry.com, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1905 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: ks1905_37; Line: 30. Record for Leone Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1088&h=2889718&indiv=try> (accessed 8/8/2017)
  3.  Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006), Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Baker, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: T624_436; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0075; FHL microfilm: 1374449. Record for Leota Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=7884&h=132688607&indiv=try> (accessed 8/8/2017)
  4.  Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Ancestry.com, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; Roll: ks1915_61; Line: 1. Record for Leota Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1088&h=5311585&indiv=try> (accessed 8/8/2017)
  5.  Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Baker, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: T625_528; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 81. Record for Leota Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6061&h=106745337&indiv=try> (accessed 8/8/2017)

Archie Lee Spence

Archie Lee Spence was the seventh child of Henry Jefferson Spence and Mary Anna Ratliff, born March 15, 1902 in Crawford County, Kansas1.  In 1905 Archie was living with his parents and siblings in Baker, Crawford County, Kansas2, where they remained according to the 1910 census3, 1915 census4, and 1920 census5.

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  1.  Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Ancestry.com, Record for Archie Lee Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=60525&h=81953497&indiv=try>
  2.  Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Ancestry.com, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1905 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: ks1905_37; Line: 29. Record for Athur Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1088&h=2889717&indiv=try>
  3. Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006), Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Baker, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: T624_436; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0075; FHL microfilm: 1374449. Record for Archie Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=7884&h=132688606&indiv=try>
  4. Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Ancestry.com, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; Roll: ks1915_61; Line: 32. Record for Archie L Spense. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1088&h=5311584&indiv=try>
  5.  Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Baker, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: T625_528; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 81. Record for Archie Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6061&h=106745336&indiv=try>

William Jefferson Spence

William Jefferson was the second child born to Millard Melvin Spence and Maude Edith Hyatt, born April 12, 1922 in Kansas1. William was living in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas with his parents and older brother in 19302. William was working as a machinist while living at 512 Martin in Pittsburg with his parents and brother in 19403.

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  1.  Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011), Ancestry.com, Issue State: Kansas; Issue Date: Before 1951. Record for William J. Spence. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=3693&h=59078260&indiv=try
  2.  Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002), Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: 699; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0022; Image: 83.0; FHL microfilm: 2340434. Record for William Spence. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6224&h=32659546&indiv=try
  3.  Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Record for William Spence. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2469&h=865695279&indiv=try

Floyd Albert Spence

Floyd Albert Spence was born May 20, 1920 in Kansas, the first child of Millard Melvin Spence and Maude Edith Hyatt1. Floyd was living in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas with his parents and younger brother in 19302. Floyd was working as an employee at McNally-Pittsburg Mfg Corp while living at 512 Martin in Pittsburg with his parents and brother in 19403. Floyd is working as a moulder in 1942, still living in the family home at 512 Martin with his wife Mildred Nadine, brother William, and sister-in-law Luella4

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  1.  Ancestry.com, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000), Ancestry.com, Date: 1967-02-26. Record for Floyd A Spence. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=5180&h=6962827&indiv=try
  2.  Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002), Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: 699; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0022; Image: 83.0; FHL microfilm: 2340434. Record for Floyde Spence. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6224&h=32659564&indiv=try
  3.  Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Record for Floyd Spence. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2469&h=865695275&indiv=try
  4.  Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Record for Floyd Spence. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2469&h=752482695&indiv=try

Millard Melvin Spence

Millard Melvin Spence was the sixth child of Henry Jefferson Spence and Mary Anna  Ratliff, born September 9, 1899 in Pittsburg, Kansas1.  In 1900 Millard was living with his parents and older siblings in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas2. By the 1905 Kansas State Census, the family was living in Baker Township, Crawford County, Kansas3, where they remained during the 1910 US Census4 and 1915 Kansas Census5.

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  1. Ancestry.com, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.Original data – State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.Original d), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Birth date:  9 Sep 1899  Birth place:  Kansas  Death date:  18 Jul 1952  Death place:  Los Angeles, California. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=cadeath1940&h=6963277&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt>
  2.  Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Pittsburg Ward 4, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: 477; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0086; FHL microfilm: 1240477. Record for Millard Spence. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=7602&h=16606919&indiv=try
  3.  Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Ancestry.com, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1905 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: ks1905_37; Line: 28. Record for M L Spence. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1088&h=2889716&indiv=try
  4. Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006), Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Baker, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: T624_436; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0075; FHL microfilm: 1374449. Record for Millard Spence. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=7884&h=132688605&indiv=try
  5. Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Ancestry.com, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; Roll: ks1915_61; Line: 31. Record for Millard Spense. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1088&h=5311583&indiv=try

Children of Henry Jefferson Spence, Part 1

So I’ve only gotten partially through my latest goal of getting through Jemima‘s descendants. In fact, I’ve only gotten halfway through the children of Henry Jefferson Spence before getting stuck on child number 6, Millard Melvin Spence and descendants for the last week.  I tend to get stuck like this when there is just enough information to keep me digging trying to figure out just what happened to a family.  I think I am about ready to accept what I have and finish this family’s section, but knowing that there are 4 more children for Henry Jefferson Spence, I also wanted to at least post that I am still here and still working to get all of Jemima‘s descendants documented!

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Lois Loretta Besson

Lois Loretta Besson was the first child born to Gertrude Spence and Desire Besson, born July 19, 1914  in Dunkirk, Crawford, Kansas1. Lois and her parents were living in Dunkirk, Crawford, Kansas in 19152. In 1920 Lois, her parents, and her younger sister are found in Washington, Crawford, Kansas3. By 1930, Lois’ parents relocated their family to Stonington, Christian County, Illinois4.  Lois was still living with her parents in Stonington, Christian, Illinois for the 1940 census5.

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  1.  Ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Issue State: Illinois; Issue Date: Before 1951. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ssdi&h=15146260&indiv=try.
  2.  Ancestry.com., Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915 (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data – 1855 Kansas Territory Census. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Historical Society.1856, 1857, and 1858 Kansas Territory Censuses. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Hist), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; Roll: ks1915_57; Line: 13. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=KSstatecen&h=1511124&indiv=try.
  3.  Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data – United States), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Washington, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: T625_528; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 121; Image: 1059. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&h=106767527&indiv=try.
  4.  Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Stonington, Christian, Illinois; Roll: 411; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0032; Image: 329.0; FHL microfilm: 2340146. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=83429802&indiv=try.
  5.  Ancestry.com, 1940 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Stonington, Christian, Illinois; Roll: T627_767; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 11-32. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1940usfedcen&h=140215482&indiv=try.

Gertrude Spence

The fourth child born to Henry Jefferson Spence and Mary Anna Ratliff was Gertrude Spence, born June 3, 18941. Gertrude lived with her parents and siblings in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas in 18952 and 19003. The family was living in Baker, Crawford, Kansas in 19054 and 19105.

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  1.  Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FindAGraveUS&h=108038169&indiv=try.
  2. Ancestry.com., Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915 (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data – 1855 Kansas Territory Census. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Historical Society.1856, 1857, and 1858 Kansas Territory Censuses. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Hist), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Birth date: abt 1894 Birth place: Kansas Residence date: 1 Mar 1895 Residence place: Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas.
  3. Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623.), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Pittsburg Ward 4, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District:. Birth date: Jun 1894 Birth place: Kansas Residence date: 1900 Residence place: Pittsburg City, Crawford, Kansas.
  4. Ancestry.com., Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915 (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data – 1855 Kansas Territory Census. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Historical Society.1856, 1857, and 1858 Kansas Territory Censuses. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Hist), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Birth date: abt 1895 Birth place: Kansas Residence date: 1 Mar 1905 Residence place: Baker, Crawford, Kansas.
  5. Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the Unit), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Baker, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: T624_436; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 75; Image: 473. Birth date: abt 1895 Birth place: Kansas Residence date: 1910 Residence place: Baker, Crawford, Kansas.

Myrtle Spence

Myrtle Spence was the third child born to Henry Jefferson Spence and Mary Anna Ratliff on July 29, 18911.  Myrtle Spence lived in Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas on March 1, 18952. She lived in Pittsburg City, Crawford, Kansas in 19003. She lived in Baker, Crawford, Kansas on March 1, 19054. She lived in Baker, Crawford, Kansas in 19105.

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  1.  Ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Issue State: Kansas; Issue Date: Before 1951. Record for Myrtle McCullough.
  2. Ancestry.com., Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915 (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data – 1855 Kansas Territory Census. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Historical Society.1856, 1857, and 1858 Kansas Territory Censuses. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Hist), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Birth date: abt 1891 Birth place: Kansas Residence date: 1 Mar 1895 Residence place: Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas.
  3. Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623.), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Pittsburg Ward 4, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District:. Birth date: Jul 1891 Birth place: Kansas Residence date: 1900 Residence place: Pittsburg City, Crawford, Kansas.
  4. Ancestry.com., Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915 (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data – 1855 Kansas Territory Census. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Historical Society.1856, 1857, and 1858 Kansas Territory Censuses. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Hist), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Birth date: abt 1892 Birth place: Kansas Residence date: 1 Mar 1905 Residence place: Baker, Crawford, Kansas.
  5. Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the Unit), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Baker, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: T624_436; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 75; Image: 473. Birth date: abt 1892 Birth place: Kansas Residence date: 1910 Residence place: Baker, Crawford, Kansas.

Ethel Louella Cline

Ethel Louella Cline was born July 5, 19061 to Jemima Spence and Cyrus Cline.

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  1.  Rootsweb (Rootsweb), Re: Desperately seeking a Jamima ~ FOUND! FOUND!. 2.JAMINA Spence, Fem. Birth: 1 OCT 1888 Pittsburg, Crawford, Rice, Kansas, Death: 22 FEB 1961, Burial: CHANUTE, NEOSHO, KANSAS
    Child : Ethel Louella Cline – RAMEY, Birth Date:5 Jul 1906, Death Date: Jun 1991 Kansas. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SPENCE/2005-01/1106757010.