Marguerite Lillian Spies

Last updated 19 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 14 Jul 1892 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States

Died: 19 Aug 1956 in Compton, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Father: Henry William Spies (1859 – 1930)

Mother: Mary Ellen Sullivan (1865 – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

birth-robert-caswell-1920: Certificate of birth for Robert Philander Caswell (1920); Cook County, Illinois, registered number 102 (registration district 172), Department of Public Health -- Division of Vital Statistics, filed 19 May 1920; certified copy generated 22 April 1941; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Marguerite Spies).

census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles (Assembly District 72), enumeration district 10-552, sheet 12A (form/penned) or page 233A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 May 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles (Districts 501-750) > District 0552" image 22; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 153 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339888]

Additional detail for reference: Line 13, dwelling 243

Comment: Source includes [married] name (<spelling> Caswell). See research notes for spelling details.

family-robert-caswell-bible-register: Family register page from Robert Caswell bible; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Marguerite Lillian Spies).

interview-helen-oram-2009: Notes from interview with Helen (Johnson) Caswell Oram, 19 Oct 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Note #12: Robert Caswell.

Comment: Source includes birth name (Margarite Spies), and married surname (Caswell). Information recorded by me, so spelling is possibly wrong.

periodical-woman-kills-self-1956: “Woman Kills Self With Pistol Shot,” news story; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 12 Jul 2021) > “United States of America > California > Los Angeles > Mirror News > 1956 > 08 > 20” page 10; citing “Mirror News (Los Angeles, California), 20 Aug 1956 (Monday), page 10, column 7”

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Marguerite Caswell).

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birth

birth-robert-caswell-1920: Certificate of birth for Robert Philander Caswell (1920); Cook County, Illinois, registered number 102 (registration district 172), Department of Public Health -- Division of Vital Statistics, filed 19 May 1920; certified copy generated 22 April 1941; privately held

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (Chgo, Ill.). See research notes for confilct details.

census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles (Assembly District 72), enumeration district 10-552, sheet 12A (form/penned) or page 233A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 May 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles (Districts 501-750) > District 0552" image 22; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 153 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339888]

Additional detail for reference: Line 13, dwelling 243

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (Illinois). See research notes for conflict details.

family-robert-caswell-bible-register: Family register page from Robert Caswell bible; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (July 14, 1892).

death-robert-caswell-1968: Certificate of Death for Robert Philander Caswell (1968); Los Angeles County Health Department, Los Angeles County, California, registration number unknown, registered 20 Sep 1968, certified copy was generated 24 Sep 1968; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source identiifies location (Illinois).

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death

periodical-woman-kills-self-1956: “Woman Kills Self With Pistol Shot,” news story; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 12 Jul 2021) > “United States of America > California > Los Angeles > Mirror News > 1956 > 08 > 20” page 10; citing “Mirror News (Los Angeles, California), 20 Aug 1956 (Monday), page 10, column 7”

Comment: Source includes date ("yesterday" for a story published 20 Aug 1956) and location (Compton [, Los Angeles County, California]).

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father

family-robert-caswell-bible-register: Family register page from Robert Caswell bible; privately held

Comment: Source identifies Marguerite Lillian [Spies] as a child of Henry Wm. Spies. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles (Assembly District 72), enumeration district 10-552, sheet 12A (form/penned) or page 233A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 May 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles (Districts 501-750) > District 0552" image 22; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 153 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339888]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 12,13,17, dwelling 243

Comment: Source identifies Mary Spies as the mother-in-law of Clyde P. Caswell, the husband of Margurite (Spies) Caswell.

family-robert-caswell-bible-register: Family register page from Robert Caswell bible; privately held

Comment: Source identifies Marguerite Lillian [Spies] as a child of Mary Ellen Sullivan. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Clyde Philander Caswell (1893 – ?)

Married: 2 Sep 1914 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles (Assembly District 72), enumeration district 10-552, sheet 12A (form/penned) or page 233A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 May 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles (Districts 501-750) > District 0552" image 22; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 153 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339888]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 12,13, dwelling 243

Comment: Source identifies Marguerite Caswell as the wife of Clyde P. Caswell.

family-robert-caswell-bible-register: Family register page from Robert Caswell bible; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (Sept 2, 1914).

interview-helen-oram-2009: Notes from interview with Helen (Johnson) Caswell Oram, 19 Oct 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Note #12: Robert Caswell.

Comment: Source notes Clyde Caswell and Margarite Spies were married. Information recorded by me, so spelling in the source is possibly wrong.

periodical-woman-kills-self-1956: “Woman Kills Self With Pistol Shot,” news story; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 12 Jul 2021) > “United States of America > California > Los Angeles > Mirror News > 1956 > 08 > 20” page 10; citing “Mirror News (Los Angeles, California), 20 Aug 1956 (Monday), page 10, column 7”

Comment: Source notes that at the time of her death, she was married to Clyde [Caswell].

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Child: Marguerite Eleanor Caswell (1916 – ?)

Child: Robert Philander Caswell (1920 – 1968)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles (Assembly District 72), enumeration district 10-552, sheet 12A (form/penned) or page 233A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 May 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles (Districts 501-750) > District 0552" image 22; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 153 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339888]

Additional detail for reference: Line 13, dwelling 243

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Los Angeles City, County: Los Angeles, State: California).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

By 1930, Marguerite's mother, Mary, was a widow and living with Clyde and Marguerite. [census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles (Assembly District 72), enumeration district 10-552, sheet 12A (form/penned) or page 233A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 May 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles (Districts 501-750) > District 0552" image 22; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 153 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339888]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 12-17, dwelling 243

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses 14 Jul 1892. The birth certificate for Robert Caswell includes her age (26), which, when applied to Robert's birth date of 17 Apr 1920, gives a birth date range from 18 April 1893 and 17 April 1894. [birth-robert-caswell-1920]

Birth Date: This database uses 14 Jul 1892. The 1930 U.S. Census gives an age of (36), which, when applied to the offical census date of 1 Apr 1930, gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1893 to 1 Apr 1894. [census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a]

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Marguerite. The 1930 U.S. Census uses Magurite. [census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a]

FOLLOWUP

Clyde and Marguerite probably married in Chicago, Illinois. From Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index 1871-1920)] database on Ancestry.com.

According to several undated newspaper articles from one or more unidentified newspapers, Marguerete died at age 64, or about 1955/1956. The articles are almost certainly about this person, as they were found in the effects of her son's widow.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

birth-robert-caswell-1920: Certificate of birth for Robert Philander Caswell (1920); Cook County, Illinois, registered number 102 (registration district 172), Department of Public Health -- Division of Vital Statistics, filed 19 May 1920; certified copy generated 22 April 1941; privately held

census-us-1930-ps-ca-losangeles-552-12a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles (Assembly District 72), enumeration district 10-552, sheet 12A (form/penned) or page 233A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 May 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles (Districts 501-750) > District 0552" image 22; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 153 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339888]

Additional detail for reference: Line 13, dwelling 243

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