Walter Spear Dole

Last updated 3 May 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 13 Sep 1894 in Coon Rapids, Carroll County, Iowa, United States

Father: Willis Parker Dole (1859 – ?)

Mother: Martha Jane "Mattie" Spear (1867 – 1953)

Supporting evidence for:
name

birth-walter-dole-1894: Delayed birth certificate for Walter Spear Dole (1894); Iowa, U.S., Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1944, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 May 2021) > “1894-1895 > 055001 - 060000” image 208; citing “Iowa Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1944, DGS: 101693735, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa; registration #55204, filed 28 Apr 1942”

Comment: Source includes name (Walter Spear Dole).

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-130-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Union Township, enumeration district 130, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 291A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Union > District 0130" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 28, dwelling 121

Comment: Source includes name (Walter S. Dole).

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 13 - September Births

Comment: Source includes name (Walter S. Dole).

military-draftreg-walter-dole-1942: Draft registration card for Walter Spear Dole (1942); U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 2 May 2021) > “Nebraska > Dohe, Ernest - Drewelow, Wellingotn > ALL” images 152-153; citing “The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of Nebraska; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System; Record Group Number: 147; Box or Roll Number: 1199, serial number U-1832”

Comment: Source includes name (Walter Spear Dole).

obituary-viola-dole-1930: Obituary for Viola Dole (1930); “Miss Viola Dole Dies,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 1 May 2021), image “United States of America > Nebraska > Beatrice > Beatrice Daily Sun > 1930 > 01 > 29” page 5; citing “Beatrice Daily Sun (Beatrice, Nebraska), 29 Jan 1930 (Wednesday), page 5, column 1”

Comment: Source includes name (Walter S. Dole).

periodical-well-known-resident-married-1922: “Well Known Resident Married at Burwell,” wedding description; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 2 May 2021) > “United States of America > Nebraska > Beatrice > Beatrice Daily Sun > 1922 > 07 > 01” page 1; citing “Beatrice Daily Sun (Beatrice, Nebraska), 1 Jul 1922 (Saturday), page 1, column 6”

Comment: Source includes name (Walter S. Dole).

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birth

birth-walter-dole-1894: Delayed birth certificate for Walter Spear Dole (1894); Iowa, U.S., Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1944, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 May 2021) > “1894-1895 > 055001 - 060000” image 208; citing “Iowa Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1944, DGS: 101693735, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa; registration #55204, filed 28 Apr 1942”

Comment: Source includes date (Sept 13, 1894) and locatoin (Coon Rapids, Ia.).

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-130-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Union Township, enumeration district 130, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 291A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Union > District 0130" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 28, dwelling 121

Comment: Source includes date (Sep/1894), age (5), and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1894 to 1 June 1895, which encompasses the given date.

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 13 - September Births

Comment: Source includes date ([September] 13th [...] 1894).

military-draftreg-walter-dole-1942: Draft registration card for Walter Spear Dole (1942); U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 2 May 2021) > “Nebraska > Dohe, Ernest - Drewelow, Wellingotn > ALL” images 152-153; citing “The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of Nebraska; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System; Record Group Number: 147; Box or Roll Number: 1199, serial number U-1832”

Comment: Source includes date (Sept 13, 1894) and location (Coon Rapids, Iowa).

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father

birth-walter-dole-1894: Delayed birth certificate for Walter Spear Dole (1894); Iowa, U.S., Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1944, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 May 2021) > “1894-1895 > 055001 - 060000” image 208; citing “Iowa Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1944, DGS: 101693735, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa; registration #55204, filed 28 Apr 1942”

Comment: Source identifies Willis Parker Dole as the biological father of Walter Spear Dole.

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-130-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Union Township, enumeration district 130, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 291A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Union > District 0130" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 24,28, dwelling 121

Comment: Source identifies Walter S. Dole as a son of Willis Dole. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

birth-walter-dole-1894: Delayed birth certificate for Walter Spear Dole (1894); Iowa, U.S., Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1944, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 May 2021) > “1894-1895 > 055001 - 060000” image 208; citing “Iowa Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1944, DGS: 101693735, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa; registration #55204, filed 28 Apr 1942”

Comment: Source identifies Mattie Spear as the biological mother of Walter Spear Dole.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: <private>

Married: 28 Jun 1922 in Burwell, Garfield County, Nebraska, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

military-draftreg-walter-dole-1942: Draft registration card for Walter Spear Dole (1942); U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 2 May 2021) > “Nebraska > Dohe, Ernest - Drewelow, Wellingotn > ALL” images 152-153; citing “The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of Nebraska; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System; Record Group Number: 147; Box or Roll Number: 1199, serial number U-1832”

Comment: Source notes Agnes Dole is the wife of Walter Spear Dole.

periodical-well-known-resident-married-1922: “Well Known Resident Married at Burwell,” wedding description; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 2 May 2021) > “United States of America > Nebraska > Beatrice > Beatrice Daily Sun > 1922 > 07 > 01” page 1; citing “Beatrice Daily Sun (Beatrice, Nebraska), 1 Jul 1922 (Saturday), page 1, column 6”

Comment: Source includes date ("last Wednesday" for a story published Saturday, 1 Jul 1922) and location (Burwell, Neb.).

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Employer: (Dole Floral Company) 28 Jun 1922

Employer: (Dole Floral Co.) 27 Apr 1942 at Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

periodical-well-known-resident-married-1922: “Well Known Resident Married at Burwell,” wedding description; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 2 May 2021) > “United States of America > Nebraska > Beatrice > Beatrice Daily Sun > 1922 > 07 > 01” page 1; citing “Beatrice Daily Sun (Beatrice, Nebraska), 1 Jul 1922 (Saturday), page 1, column 6”

Comment: Source includes marriage date (28 Jun 1922) and company (Dole Floral Company).

military-draftreg-walter-dole-1942: Draft registration card for Walter Spear Dole (1942); U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 2 May 2021) > “Nebraska > Dohe, Ernest - Drewelow, Wellingotn > ALL” images 152-153; citing “The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of Nebraska; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System; Record Group Number: 147; Box or Roll Number: 1199, serial number U-1832”

Comment: Source includes date (April 27 - 1942), employer (Dole Floral Co.) and location ("Greenhouse" in Beatrice, Gage, Nebr.).

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Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Union Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Occupation: (vice president) 28 Jun 1922 at Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska, United States

Residence: 29 Jun 1922 at Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska, United States

Residence: 29 Jan 1930 at Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska, United States

Residence: 27 Apr 1942 at Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-130-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Union Township, enumeration district 130, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 291A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Union > District 0130" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 28, dwelling 121

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Union Township, County: Rawlins, State: Kansas).

periodical-well-known-resident-married-1922: “Well Known Resident Married at Burwell,” wedding description; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 2 May 2021) > “United States of America > Nebraska > Beatrice > Beatrice Daily Sun > 1922 > 07 > 01” page 1; citing “Beatrice Daily Sun (Beatrice, Nebraska), 1 Jul 1922 (Saturday), page 1, column 6”

Comment: Source includes marriage date (28 Jun 1922), occupation (vice president), and location ("north part of the city" [Beatrice, Nebraska]).

periodical-well-known-resident-married-1922: “Well Known Resident Married at Burwell,” wedding description; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 2 May 2021) > “United States of America > Nebraska > Beatrice > Beatrice Daily Sun > 1922 > 07 > 01” page 1; citing “Beatrice Daily Sun (Beatrice, Nebraska), 1 Jul 1922 (Saturday), page 1, column 6”

Comment: Source includes date ("late Thursday evening" for a story published Saturday, 1 Jul 1922) and location (Beatrice [, Nebraska]).

obituary-viola-dole-1930: Obituary for Viola Dole (1930); “Miss Viola Dole Dies,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 1 May 2021), image “United States of America > Nebraska > Beatrice > Beatrice Daily Sun > 1930 > 01 > 29” page 5; citing “Beatrice Daily Sun (Beatrice, Nebraska), 29 Jan 1930 (Wednesday), page 5, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date of Viola's obituary (29 Jan 1930) and locaiton (Beatrice [, Nebraska]).

military-draftreg-walter-dole-1942: Draft registration card for Walter Spear Dole (1942); U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 2 May 2021) > “Nebraska > Dohe, Ernest - Drewelow, Wellingotn > ALL” images 152-153; citing “The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of Nebraska; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System; Record Group Number: 147; Box or Roll Number: 1199, serial number U-1832”

Comment: Source includes date (April 27 - 1942) and location (Beatrice, Gage, Nebr.).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Walter Dole and Agnes Hanneman may have had a child, <private>. [research-a-spear-family-history]

The California, U.S., Death Index, 1940-1997 database on Ancestry holds an index for a death record for Walter Spear Dole, born 13 Sep 1894 in Kansas [not Iowa; either the wrong individual, or a record is incorrect] and died 7 Jun 1982 in San Bernardino [city or county?], California. His mother's maiden name was Spear.

The Social Security Death Index has a record for a Walter Dole, born 12 Sep 1894, and who died in Jun 1982, in Corona, Riverside County, California. [research-social-security-death-index]

Or Walter may have died 7 Jun 1982 in Fontana, California, and was buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California. [research-a-spear-family-history]

There does exist a grave in Rose Hills Memorial Park for a Walter Spear Dole (b. 13 Sep 1894, d. 7 Jun 1982). His lot is on the Poplar Lawn, gate 11, section 5, lot 3713, grave 1, according to a search on the Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary web site.

Despite these potential references to ending up in California, none offer a reason why he would have moved there. He sat on the board of a thriving floral business in Beatrice, Nebraska, that was owned by his uncle until 1922, when his uncle sold his shares to Walter and three other people. Maybe the move was prompted by the depression? Probably not since he was still in Beatrice in 1942. Are the California references actually to one of at least two other individuals named Walter Dole (one with a middle initial of S.) that I've found in my research?

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

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

research-social-security-death-index: Social Security Death Index, Master File; Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA [available from many sources]

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