SPENCE ANNEX

 

Eliza Estelle (Spence) Biles Pedigree

(Start at generation 1, below.)

 

Special thanks to Ronald Ray Gretz, paragraph 4.C.1.a.(4.(c.(7)(a) of the Alexander Patterson Biles page for compiling most of the information in this annex.  He also provided photos.

 

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Last Change: 28 November 2014

 

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Origin of the surname “Spence:”

 

 

Generation

 

4  

 

3   George Spence

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 1797 in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.  Died 1839.

 

2. Wife: Ann Hicks

 

Married (1st) George Spence.  Following George's death, Ann married (2nd) James Howden in 1839.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Gabriel Spence: See generation 2, below.

 

b. George Spence, Jr.: Born 1828.  In 1851 and 1861 resided at Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.

 

1861 Canadian Census: Enumerated Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.  Age 30.  Born Canada West.  Religion: W.

 

c. James Spence: Born 1830.

 

d. William Spence: Born 1832.

 

e. Catherine Spence: Born 1833.

 

f. Margaret Spence: Born 1833.

 

2   Gabriel Spence

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 13 August 1826 in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.  Died 7 July 1911 in Rusk County, Wisconsin; interred Island Lake Cemetery, Big Bend, Rusk County.  On 31 October 1854 sold 44 acres of land at Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.

 

1851 Canadian Census: Enumerated in Grey County, Ontario, Canada.  Born Canada West [Ontario].

 

1861 Canadian Census: Enumerated Egremont, Grey, Ontario.  Age 45.  Born Ireland.  Married.  Religion: Wesleyan Methodist.

 

2. Wife: Elizabeth Bailey

 

Born 25 February 1837 at Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, daughter of James and Ellen (Murphy) Bailey.  Married Gabriel Spence on 9 May 1853 at Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.

 

1861 Canadian Census: Resided at Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.  Age 26.  Born Lower Canada.  Married.  Religion: Wesleyan Methodist.

 

1870 US Census: On 20 July was enumerated at Algona, Kossuth, Iowa.

 

1880 US Census: On 9 June was enumerated at Algona, Kossuth, Iowa.

 

1900 US Census: On 11 June was enumerated at Excelsior Springs, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 

1910 US Census: On 15 April was enumerated in Concord Township, Hancock County, Iowa.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Mary Ellen Spence: Born 1854 at Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.

 

1861 Canadian Census: Enumerated at Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.  Age 7 and single.  Born Upper Canada.  Religion: Wesleyan Methodist.

 

b. Katherine Spence: Born 7 July 1856 at Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.

 

1861 Canadian Census: Age 5 and single.  Born Upper Canada.  Religion: Wesleyan Methodist.

 

c. George Holmes Spence: Born 10 July 1858 at Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.

 

1861 Canadian Census: Enumerated at Egremont, Grey County, Canada.  Age 3.  Born Upper Canada.  Religion: Wesleyan Methodist.

 

1880 US Census: Enumerated 12 June at Greenwood, Kossuth County, Iowa.

 

1900 US Census: Enumerated 11 June at Excelsior Springs, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 

1910 US Census: Enumerated 20 April at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 

George Spence married Arpha (?) (b. 1873).

 

d. Jane Spence: Born March 1860 at Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 1939.

 

1861 Canadian Census: Enumerated at Egremont, Grey County, Canada.  Age 1.  Born Upper Canada.  Religion: Wesleyan Methodist.

 

1900 US Census: Enumerated 14 June in Concord Township, Hancock County, Iowa.

 

1910 US Census: Enumerated 15 April in Concord Township, Hancock County, Iowa.

 

Jane Spence married Herbert B. Reed (b. 1859) about 1881.

 

e. William L. Spence: Born June 1866 at Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.

 

1870 US Census: Enumerated 20 July at Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa.

 

1900 US Census: Enumerated 22 June at Stevens Point, Portage County, Wisconsin.

 

1905 Wisconsin Census: Enumerated 1 June at Stevens Point, Portage County, Wisconsin.

 

1910 US Census: Enumerated 20 April at Stevens Point, Portage County, Wisconsin.

 

1930 US Census: Enumerated 17 May at Hubbard, Rusk County, Wisconsin.

 

William Spence married Maude L. (?) (b. 1871) about 1888.

 

f. James Spence: Born August 1861 at Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.

 

1870 US Census: Enumerated 20 July at Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa.

 

1900 US Census: Enumerated 21 June at Genoa, DeKalb County, Illinois.

 

1910 US Census: Enumerated 18 April at Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin.

 

1915 Iowa Census: Enumerated at Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa.

 

1920 US Census: Enumerated 2 January in Wahkonsa Township, Webster County, Iowa.

 

1925 Iowa Census: Enumerated 1 January in Wahkonsa Township, Webster County, Iowa.

 

1930 US Census: Enumerated 5 April at Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa.

 

James Spence married Laura Campbell (b. 1863) about 1888.

 

g. Margaret C. Spence: Born 1865 at Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.

 

1870 US Census: Enumerated 20 July at Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa.

 

1880 US Census: Enumerated 7 June at Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa.

 

h. Eliza Estelle Spence: See generation 1, below.

 

i. Robert B. Spence: Born 1872 at Algona, Kossuth, Iowa.

 

1880 US Census: Enumerated 9 June at Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa.

 

1905 Iowa Census: Enumerated at Jefferson, Marshall County, Iowa.

 

j. Lulu Gertrude Spence: Born July 1873 at Algona, Kossuth, Iowa.  Employed as a nurse.

 

1880 US Census: Enumerated at Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa.

 

1900 US Census: Enumerated 13 July at Waucoma, Fayette County, Iowa.  Employed as a professional nurse.

 

k. Eva L. Spence: Born March 1885 in Minnesota.

 

1900 US Census: Enumerated 11 June at Excelsior Springs, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 

1   Eliza Estelle Spence:

 

Born 21 November 1867 at Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa.  Died 31 July 1905 at LeRoy, Coffey County, Kansas.  Married, as his 3rd wife, Franklin "Frank" Leonard Biles, paragraph 4.C.1.a.(4.(c.(1)(a) of the Alexander Patterson Biles page in 1895.

 

1870 US Census: Eliza was enumerated 20 July at Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa.

 

1880 US Census: Eliza was enumerated 9 June at Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa.

 

1905 Kansas Census: Eliza was enumerated 31 July at LeRoy, Coffey County, Kansas.

 

 

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