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Martha Jane "Mattie" Spear

Individual

Born: 4 Feb 1867 in Mt. Ephraim, Noble County, Ohio, USA

Died: 25 Oct 1953 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Father: Thomas James "T.J." Spear (1835 – 1923)

Mother: Mary Ann Shafer (1840 – 1887)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Willis Parker Dole (1859 – 1940)

Married: 1 May 1889 in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA

Child: Walter T Dole (1890 – 1890)

Child: Mary Helen "Helen" Dole (1891 – 1990)

Child: Dolsy Hazel Dole (1893 – 1987)

Child: Walter Spear Dole (1894 – 1982)

Child: Viola Sophia Dole (1902 – 1930)

Family #2

Spouse/Partner: Samuel Arnold (c. 1865 – 1934)

Married: ? in (unknown)

Notes:

Martha used her nickname Mattie on the 1900 and 1930 U.S. Census.

An article in the Lincoln Daily Star reported than Martha (identified as Mattie) filed for divorce from Willis Dole about 27 May 1915. According to the article, he left her 16 Mar 1913. Only Viola was still at home at the time, and Martha sought custody.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 9 May 2009, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth]
1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, marriage]
1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, notes]
A Spear Family History
by Michael Engelmann; [applies to name, birth, death, marriage]
Newspaper article (section "Here In Lincoln")
Lincoln Daily Star; Lincoln, Lancaster County, NB, USA; 27 May 1915; page 2 [applies to name, marriage, notes]
Obituary (Thomas James Spear)
Oberlin Herald; Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas, USA; 16 Aug 1923; page ?. Duplicate printed in the Atwood Citizen-Patriot; Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA; 30 Aug 1923; page ? [applies to name]