Ralph Spear

Last updated 2 Apr 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 14 Dec 1894

Father: Frank J. Spear (1871 – 1950)

Mother: Ida B. Zehring (1873 – 1902)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1900-ps-ia-carroll-50-9b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Carroll County, Union Township, enumeration district 50, sheet 9B (form/penned) or page 173B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Carroll > Union > District 0050" image 18; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240421]

Additional detail for reference: Line 93, dwelling 202

Comment: Source includes name (Ralph Spear).

census-us-1920-ps-co-prowers-188-16b: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar, enumeration district 188, sheet 16B (form/penned) or page 210B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 August 2018) > "Colorado > Prowers > Lamar > District 0188" image 32; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 169 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 63, dwelling 342

Comment: Source includes name (Ralph Spear).

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 19 - December Births

Comment: Source includes name (Ralph Spear).

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birth

census-us-1900-ps-ia-carroll-50-9b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Carroll County, Union Township, enumeration district 50, sheet 9B (form/penned) or page 173B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Carroll > Union > District 0050" image 18; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240421]

Additional detail for reference: Line 93, dwelling 202

Comment: Source includes date (Dec/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.

census-us-1920-ps-co-prowers-188-16b: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar, enumeration district 188, sheet 16B (form/penned) or page 210B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 August 2018) > "Colorado > Prowers > Lamar > District 0188" image 32; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 169 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 63, dwelling 342

Comment: Source includes age (25) and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Jan 1894 to 1 Jan 1895.

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 19 - December Births

Comment: Source includes date ([December] 14th [...] 1894).

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father

census-us-1900-ps-ia-carroll-50-9b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Carroll County, Union Township, enumeration district 50, sheet 9B (form/penned) or page 173B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Carroll > Union > District 0050" image 18; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240421]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 91,93, dwelling 202

Comment: Source identifies Ralph Spear as a son of Frank J. Spear. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1920-ps-co-prowers-188-16b: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar, enumeration district 188, sheet 16B (form/penned) or page 210B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 August 2018) > "Colorado > Prowers > Lamar > District 0188" image 32; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 169 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Lines 61,63, dwelling 342

Comment: Source identifies Ralph Spear as a son of Frank J. Spear. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Coon Rapids, Carroll County, Iowa, United States

Residence: 1 Jan 1920 at Lamar, Prowers County, Colorado, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1920-ps-co-prowers-188-16b: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar, enumeration district 188, sheet 16B (form/penned) or page 210B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 August 2018) > "Colorado > Prowers > Lamar > District 0188" image 32; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 169 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 63, dwelling 342

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and location (Lamar City, County: Prowers, State: Colorado).

census-us-1900-ps-ia-carroll-50-9b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Carroll County, Union Township, enumeration district 50, sheet 9B (form/penned) or page 173B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Carroll > Union > District 0050" image 18; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240421]

Additional detail for reference: Line 93, dwelling 202

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Coon Rapids, County: Carroll, State: Iowa).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Ralph's middle name was Edward and he was born in Guthrie County, Iowa. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Ralph married firstly (probably) Mary Agnes Schulte (b. 15 May 1890, d. 1967 in Denver, Colorado, bur. Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Denver, Colorado), secondly (probably) Audrey Etta Barron (1901-1998). [research-a-spear-family-history]

The children of Ralph and Mary are <private>. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Ralph and Mary's son <private> Spear may have enlisted in the Army, joining the Quartermaster Corp on 10 Nov 1942 after completing 4 years of high school. (From U.S. WWII Army Enlistment Records.)

Ralph and Mary's son <private> Spear may have died 20 Dec 2007 in Seaside, Monterey County, California. (From SSN Death Index.)

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

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

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