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Floy G. Smith

Last updated 19 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 18 May 1884 in Linden, Dallas County, Iowa, United States

Died: Abt 16 Mar 1966 in Kimball, Kimball County, Nebraska, United States

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Custer County, Pringle Township (T5R4), enumeration district 17-8, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 23B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Custer > Pringle > District 0008" image 4; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2221 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341955]

Additional detail for reference: Line 52, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Floy G. Spear).

misc-spear-date-notebook: Spear birth and death date notebook; multiple contributors; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Page 5 - May Births

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Floy <conflict> Spear). See research notes for conflict details.

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birth

census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Custer County, Pringle Township (T5R4), enumeration district 17-8, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 23B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Custer > Pringle > District 0008" image 4; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2221 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341955]

Additional detail for reference: Line 52, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes age (45) and location (Iowa). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1884 to 1 Apr 1885.

misc-spear-date-notebook: Spear birth and death date notebook; multiple contributors; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Page 5 - May Births

Comment: Source includes date ([May] 18). There is no year on Floy's line.

obituary-floy-spear-1966: Obituary for Floy Spear (1966); “Last Rites Thursday for Mrs. Floy Spear,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1966 > 03 > 18" page 4; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 18 Mar 1966 (Friday), page 4, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (May 18, 1884) and location (Lindon [Linden], Iowa).

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death

obituary-floy-spear-1966: Obituary for Floy Spear (1966); “Last Rites Thursday for Mrs. Floy Spear,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1966 > 03 > 18" page 4; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 18 Mar 1966 (Friday), page 4, column 1”

Comment: Source includes approximate date. The paper was printed on a Friday and announced last rites were held on Thursday, or 17 Mar 1966. Her death could have been a few days before that.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Ernest W. Spear (1876 – 1960)

Married: 19 Jul 1903 in Linden, Dallas County, Iowa, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Custer County, Pringle Township (T5R4), enumeration district 17-8, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 23B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Custer > Pringle > District 0008" image 4; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2221 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341955]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 51,53, dwelling 28

Comment: Source identifies Floy G. Spear as the wife of Earnest W. Spear.

obituary-floy-spear-1966: Obituary for Floy Spear (1966); “Last Rites Thursday for Mrs. Floy Spear,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1966 > 03 > 18" page 4; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 18 Mar 1966 (Friday), page 4, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (July 19, 1903).

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Child: Loren Spear (? – 1957)

Child: Mildred Ruth Spear (1904 – ?)

Child: Hannah Louise Spear (1910 – 2014)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Cemetery: (Evergreen Cemetery) at Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

obituary-floy-spear-1966: Obituary for Floy Spear (1966); “Last Rites Thursday for Mrs. Floy Spear,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1966 > 03 > 18" page 4; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 18 Mar 1966 (Friday), page 4, column 1”

Comment: Source includes cemetery name (Evergreen Cemetery) and location ([Hot Springs, South Dakota]).

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Attributes

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Pringle Township, Custer County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Custer County, Pringle Township (T5R4), enumeration district 17-8, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 23B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Custer > Pringle > District 0008" image 4; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2221 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341955]

Additional detail for reference: Line 52, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Pringle Township, County: Custer, State: South Dakota).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

In 1930, Ernest and Floy Spear, along with their daughter Hannah, were living with their son-in-law Asa and Mildred Nicolls' family. [census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2a, census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2b]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Custer County, Pringle Township (T5R4), enumeration district 17-8, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 23A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Custer > Pringle > District 0008" image 3; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2221 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341955]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 45-49, dwelling 28

census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Custer County, Pringle Township (T5R4), enumeration district 17-8, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 23B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Custer > Pringle > District 0008" image 4; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2221 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341955]

Additional detail for reference: Line 51-53, dwelling 28

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Given Name: This database uses Floy G. The Spear Date Notebook appears to show Floy S. The S is, however, partly obliterated. [misc-spear-date-notebook]

FOLLOWUP

Floy's father was born in Indiana and his mother in Iowa. [census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2b]

Floy's parents may have been Milton M. Smith and Sarah Winslow. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Her middle name may have been Genevive. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Ernest Spear and Floy Smith may have married in Linden, Dallas County, Iowa, United States. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Floy may have died 14 Mar 1966.

She may have been buried in Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Custer County, Pringle Township (T5R4), enumeration district 17-8, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 23B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Custer > Pringle > District 0008" image 4; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2221 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341955]

Additional detail for reference: Line 52, dwelling 28

research-a-spear-family-history: <private> Engelmann, A Spear Family History, privately printed 1988, updated 2002, 2005; privately held

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