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.

On September 3, 1922 Archie married Ruth Alice Scantlin6.  Ruth was born June 17, 1906 to Thomas Hayward Scantlin and Alice Josephine Michael in Cottage Grove, Allen County, Kansas7.  The couple remained in Cottage Grove through the 1940 census, where Archie is listed as a farmer8.  The couple had four children before 1940 while living in Cottage Grove9.  By 1947, when Archie and Ruth welcomed their sixth child10, the family was living in Savonburg, Allen County, Kansas, where Archie was working as a blacksmith11.  Archie continued working as a blacksmith, living in Savonburg through 194912 and 195313.  The family was still in Savonburg March 1, 195714.  

Ruth passed away on August 10, 1957 in Allen County, Kansas15.  Less than a year later, Archie passed away on June 13, 1958 in Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas16.  The couple is buried together in Leanna Cemetery in Neosho County, Kansas17, 18.

Children

  1. Ivan Lee Spence was born December 1, 1926 in Savonburg, Allen, Kansas and died April 27, 1993 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas19.
  2. Living Son
  3. Living Daughter
  4. Thomas Clair Spence was born June 8, 1936 in Savonburg, Allen, Kansas and died April 27, 1989 in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas20.
  5. Living Son
  6. Carolyn Jacquette Spence was born January 17, 1947 in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas and died April 12, 1987 in Parsons, Labette, Kansas21.

Show 21 footnotes

  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>
  6.  Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006), Ancestry.com, Record for Archie Lee Spence and Ruth Alice Scantlin. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1030&h=48202099924&indiv=try>
  7.  Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006), Ancestry.com, Record for Archie Lee Spence and Ruth Alice Scantlin. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1030&h=48202099924&indiv=try>
  8.  Ancestry.com, 1940 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Cottage Grove, Allen, Kansas; Roll: T627_1218; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 1-2. Record for Archie L Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2442&h=64614924&indiv=try>
  9.  Ancestry.com, 1940 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Cottage Grove, Allen, Kansas; Roll: T627_1218; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 1-2. Record for Archie L Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2442&h=64614924&indiv=try>
  10.  Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006), Ancestry.com, Record for Archie Lee Spence and Ruth Alice Scantlin. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1030&h=48202099924&indiv=try>
  11.  Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Record for Archie L Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2469&h=769324669&indiv=try>
  12.  Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Record for Archie L Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2469&h=793712333&indiv=try>
  13.  Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Record for Archie L Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2469&h=920307348&indiv=try>
  14.  Ancestry.com, Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015), Ancestry.com, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; Collection Name: Population Schedules and Statistical Rolls: Cities (1919-1961); Reel Number: 16-1051. Record for Archie L Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2270&h=13058587&indiv=try>
  15.  Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Ancestry.com, Record for Ruth Alice Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=60525&h=81953496&indiv=try>
  16.  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>
  17.  Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Ancestry.com, Record for Ruth Alice Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=60525&h=81953496&indiv=try>
  18.  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>
  19.  Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Ancestry.com, Record for Ivan L Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=60525&h=88347731&indiv=try>
  20.  Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Record for Thomas C Spence. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=60525&h=143876516&indiv=try>
  21.  Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006), Ancestry.com, Record for Archie Lee Spence and Ruth Alice Scantlin. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1030&h=48202099924&indiv=try>