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Kenneth Maris Spear

Individual

Born: 9 Feb 1891 in Wichita, Guthrie County, Iowa, USA

Died: 27 Nov 1975 in Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota, USA

Father: David C. Spear (1862 – 1940)

Mother: Eva Penrose Maris (1868 – 1937)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Ethel Caroline Marshall (1895 – 1995)

Married: 25 Jun 1919 in Draper, Jones County, South Dakota, USA

Child: Cora Ethel Spear (1920 – 2008)

Child: Eva Mary Spear (1922 – 2002)

Child: Gordon Paul Spear (1924 – 1924)

Child: <private> Spear

Child: <private> Spear

Notes:

Kenneth's family were still living in Linn (Dallas County, IA) in 1900, but they moved to Wessington Springs (Jerauld County, SD) about 1903, traveling by covered wagon. At the end of April 1906, they moved to their homestead about 30 miles from Presho (Lyman County, SD), in Lincoln Township, to the immediate west of Draper Township.

In 1930, Kenneth's parents, David and Eva, were staying in his home in Lincoln.

In 1945, he stopped working on the farm he had inherited from father D.C. (selling it to O.A. Magnuson) and moved to Hot Springs (Fall River County, South Dakota) where he operated a tourist court he had purchased.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 5 Mar 2008, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

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1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth]
1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth]
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 name, birth, death, marriage]
Obituary (Cora E. McQuisten)
On-line obituary, duplicated in two locations. ArgusLeader.com (Web site for "Argus Leader" newspaper in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA. Published 3 March 2008). millerfh.com (Web site for Miller Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA.) [applies to name]
Proving Up: Jones County History
Book and Thimble Club; Murdo, S.D., 1969 (Printed by Pischel Yearbooks, Inc.) [applies to notes]