(portrait)

(c. 1921)

Mary Anna Spear

Individual

Born: 2 May 1896 in Wichita, Guthrie County, Iowa, USA

Died: 19 Nov 1986 in Redfield, Spink County, South Dakota, USA

Father: David C. Spear (1862 – 1940)

Mother: Eva Penrose Maris (1868 – 1937)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: George William Willett (1889 – 1978)

Married: 31 Aug 1921 in Draper, Jones County, South Dakota, USA

Child: Leonard Ross Willett (1922 – 2009)

Child: Emilie Ruth Willett (1923 – 2007)

Child: <private> Willett

Child: <private> Willett

Notes:

Mary'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.

The name given on the "Record of Marriage" for George and Mary gives her last name as "Spears" (a common typo).S'

Change Date

This data was last changed on 4 Jun 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 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]
A Spear Family History
by Michael Engelmann; [applies to name, birth, death]
Memorial Services Card (Emilie Ruth [Willett] Price)
[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]
Proving Up: Jones County History
Book and Thimble Club; Murdo, S.D., 1969 (Printed by Pischel Yearbooks, Inc.) [applies to notes]
Record of Marriage (George W. Willett, Mary A. Spears)
[applies to name, birth, marriage, notes]