Wilma May Spear

Individual

Born: 18 Jun 1886 in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA

Died: 5 Jun 1967 in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA

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

Mother: Mary Ann Shafer (1840 – 1887)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Samuel Edwin Higley (1872 – 1907)

Married: 18 Jun 1906 in Blakeman, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA

Child: Erma Arabelle Higley (1907 – 1997)

Family #2

Spouse/Partner: Benjamin Harrison Burkett (1889 – 1962)

Married: 3 Oct 1911 in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA

Notes:

In 1900, Wilma was living with her sister and brother in law, Cyrus Anderson and Belle in Colby (Thomas County, Kansas).

In 1930, brother-in-law Joseph (Bert) Spear and cousin Robert Spear (son of David Harrison Spear and Mary Shafer) were living with Benamin and WIlma. [1930 US Census]

Change Date

This data was last changed on 5 Apr 2009, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to birth, notes]
1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, marriage, notes]
A Spear Family History
by Michael Engelmann; [applies to birth, death, marriage]
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]
Private (Spear Birth and Death Dates Notebook)
Handwritten pages, many hands, many inks. Fragile binding and paper, but with numerous names and dates of birth or death. [applies to name, birth, marriage]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

Wilma and sister Winnifred may have been living in Rawlins County, Kansas on 1 Mar 1895, in the household of D.W.(?) Anderson. [1895 Kansas State Census]

Was Wilma living in Colorado Springs, El Paso Count, Colorado in 1910? There is a US Census record for a Wilma Higley, 23yo, widowed, living there as a servant in the Ralph H. Tusler household.