Joseph Elbert "Bert" Spear


Born: 18 Feb 1879 in Guthrie County, Iowa, USA

Died: 8 Jan 1955 in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA

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

Mother: Mary Ann Shafer (1840 – 1887)


Joseph may have never married. The 1930 U.S. Census lists him as being single (not widowed or married). At this time, he was living with his sister Wilma and her husband Benjamin Burkett.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 24 Aug 2008, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

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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]
Draft Registration for WWI (Joseph Elbert Spear)
[applies to name, birth]
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]