David Amos Spence
(1838-1924)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Matilda Beecher

2. Ella M. Oyer

David Amos Spence 3 4

  • Born: 27 Mar 1838, , Cumberland, PA 5
  • Marriage (1): Matilda Beecher on 26 Mar 1863 in , Cumberland, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Ella M. Oyer on 7 Dec 1871 in Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA 2
  • Died: 27 Jul 1924, Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA at age 86
  • Buried: Newville: Centerville Memorial Park, Cumberland, PA

   FamilySearch ID: 9JB4-HL3.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 5 The 1870 census recorded David Spence, wagon maker, 36, living with wife Marg. or Mary, 32; Margaret, 4; Mary J., 3; and Loraine, 10 months old when the census was recorded on 14 Jul 1870.

Next door is David's father, John Spence, wagon maker, 66, with his wife Catharine, 70; Eliza C., 37; and Jseph, shoemaker, 59.

2. Census in 1880 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 6 The 1880 census recorded David A. Spence, wagon maker, 47, living with wife Ellen M., 33; daughter Anettie C., 14; Minnie D., 13; Dora L., 10; Ellie 4; and son Joseph D., 8 months born Oct 1879. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Cause of Death: Tabes dorsalis, 27 Jul 1924, Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 4


David married Matilda Beecher, daughter of George Beecher and Anna Margaret Witter, on 26 Mar 1863 in , Cumberland, PA.1 (Matilda Beecher was born on 19 Sep 1839 in , Adams, PA,7 8 died on 25 Nov 1870 in , Cumberland, PA 8 and was buried in Newville: Centerville Lutheran Church, Cumberland, PA 8.)


David next married Ella M. Oyer on 7 Dec 1871 in Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA.2 (Ella M. Oyer was born about 1847 in , , PA,6 died on 2 Jun 1951 and was buried in Newville: Centerville Memorial Park, Cumberland, PA.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 282. PA > Cumberland > Shippensburg United Methodist Church Records. Marriage of Mrs. Matilda Long to David A. Spence in Mount Pleasant, Cumberland County.

2 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Marriage of David A. Spence and Ella M. Oyer in Shippensburg by Rev. L. A. Gotwald.

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 51488. Doris Spence. Father David Spence. Mother Tillie Beecher.

4 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 71726. David A. Spence. Father John Spence.

5 1870 United States Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1333; Page: 340A; Image: 16; Family History Library Film: 552832.

6 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1122; Family History Film: 1255122; Page: 369D; Enumeration District: 083; Image: 0543.

7 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Upper Dickinson Township, Series: M432 Roll: 772 Page: 111.

8 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=98558487.



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