Louvina Jane Spence

Louvina Jane Spence was the first child born to Henry Jefferson Spence and Mary Anna Ratliff, born in April 1886 in Kansas1.  On February 25, 1905, Louvina married John Calvin “Cal” Haskins in Crawford County, Kansas2.  John Calvin Haskins was born July 14, 1886 in Montrose, Missouri3.  Cal and “Minnie” are listed on the 1910 census in Washington, Crawford County, Kansas4.  I believe that “Minnie” is an enumerator error for “Vinnie” because although the census states that the couple has been married for 1 year, the ages match up, as well as Cal’s occupation as a coal miner.  Vina and JC Haskins are found on the 1915 Kansas State Census in Dunkirk, Crawford County, Kansas5.  On June 5, 1917 Cal registered for the World War I Draft and indicated he and his wife lived in Dunkirk, Crawford County, Kansas where he worked as a coal miner3.

John Calvin Haskins Obituary

John Calvin Haskins Obituary

Sadly, Cal died a short time later, February 23, 1919.  At the time of his death, John Calvin was working as a blacksmith helper, was a member of the Pioneers lodge and was survived by his widow, Mrs. Vina Haskins7.

 The 1920 census find Vina Haskins listed as a servant with the Probst family8.

After the 1920 census I am not able to find anything on Louvina Haskins, however, I did find Lavina Spence in 1937, with 2 people in the household9 as well as Mrs Louvina J Spence as late as 196310.

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  1.  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: Apr 1886; Birth place: Kansas; Residence date: 1900; Residence place: Pittsburg City, Crawford, Kansas. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1900usfedcen&h=16606915&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt> (accessed 12/22/2016)
  2.  Ancestry.com, Kansas, County Marriages, 1811-1911 (Lehi, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Record for John C Haskins (accessed 5/4/2017). http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FSMarriageKansas&h=23137&indiv=try
  3. Ancestry.com, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Registration State: Kansas; Registration County: Crawford; Roll: 1643509; Draft Board: 1.
  4.  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: Washington, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: T624_437; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0116; FHL microfilm: 1374450. Record for Cal Haskin (accessed 5/8/2017). http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&h=7912447&indiv=try
  5. 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: 11. Record for Vina Haskins (accessed 5/4/2017). http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=KSstatecen&h=1511250&indiv=try
  6. Ancestry.com, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Registration State: Kansas; Registration County: Crawford; Roll: 1643509; Draft Board: 1.
  7.  John Calvin Haskins Obituary  (accessed 5/12/2017). John Calvin Haskins, 32 years old, better known as Cal Haskins, died at 9:15 o’clock Sunday morning at the residence, 117 1-2 West Eleventh., The Sun, Pittsburg, Kansas.  www.newspapers.com.
  8.  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: Pittsburg Ward 3, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: T625_529; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 101; Image: 410. Record for Vina Haskins (accessed 5/4/2017). http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&h=73887380&indiv=try
  9. Ancestry.com, Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; Collection Name: Population Schedules and Statistical Rolls: Cities (1919-1961); Reel Number: 16-610. Record for Lavina J Spence (accessed 5/12/2017). http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=KSCensusRecords&h=12294744&indiv=try
  10.  Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories (Beta) (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data – Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page.  Check the directory titl), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Record for Mrs Louvina J Spence (accessed 5/12/2017). http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=USDirectories&h=1053125210&indiv=try