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Martha Jane "Mattie" Spear

Last updated 6 May 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 4 Feb 1867 in , Noble County, Ohio, United States

Died: 25 Oct 1953

Father: Thomas James "TJ" Spear (1835 – 1923)

Mother: Mary Ann Shafer (1840 – 1887)

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 (Mattie Spear).

census-us-1870-ps-ia-guthrie-union-2: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Guthrie County, Union, page 2 (form) or page 243B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Guthrie > Union" image 2; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 393 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545892]

Additional detail for reference: Line 6, dwelling 8

Comment: Source includes name (Martha Spear).

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 25, dwelling 121

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Mattie Jane Dole).

census-us-1930-ps-ks-decatur-17-2a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Decatur County, Norcatur, enumeration district 20-17, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 53A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Decatur > Norcatur > District 0017" image 3; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 699 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340434]

Additional detail for reference: Line 16, dwelling 32

Comment: Source includes name (Mattie J. Spear).

marker-martha-arnold-1953: Gravestone of Martha J. Arnold (1953); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), memorial ID 106483003, photograph uploaded 24 Apr 2014; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

Comment: Source includes name (Martha J. Arnold).

obituary-thomas-spear-1923: Obituary for Thomas James Spear (1923); “T.J. Spear Dies Suddenly,” Oberlin Herald (Oberlin Kansas), 16 Aug 1923 (Thursday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source includes married name (Mrs. Mattie J. Arnold).

periodical-campaign-of-abuses-1915: “Here In Lincoln / Campaign of Abuses,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 29 Jul 2018) > “United States of America > Nebraska > Lincoln > The Lincoln Star > 1915 > 05 > 27” page 2; citing “The Lincoln Daily Star (City Edition) (Lincoln, Nebraska), 27 May 1915 (Thursday), page 2, column 3”

Comment: Source includes name (Mattie J. Dole).

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birth

census-us-1930-ps-ks-decatur-17-2a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Decatur County, Norcatur, enumeration district 20-17, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 53A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Decatur > Norcatur > District 0017" image 3; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 699 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340434]

Additional detail for reference: Line 16, dwelling 32

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

marker-martha-arnold-1953: Gravestone of Martha J. Arnold (1953); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), memorial ID 106483003, photograph uploaded 24 Apr 2014; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

Comment: Source includes date (Feb. 4, 1867).

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 location (Noble Co. Ohio).

census-us-1870-ps-ia-guthrie-union-2: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Guthrie County, Union, page 2 (form) or page 243B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Guthrie > Union" image 2; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 393 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545892]

Additional detail for reference: Line 6, dwelling 8

Comment: Source includes age (3) and location (Ohio). Using the official census date of 1 June 1870 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1866 to 1 June 1867.

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 25, dwelling 121

Comment: Source includes date (Feb/1867), age (33), and location (Ohio). Using her age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1866 to 1 June 1867, which encompasses the given date.

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death

marker-martha-arnold-1953: Gravestone of Martha J. Arnold (1953); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), memorial ID 106483003, photograph uploaded 24 Apr 2014; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

Comment: Source includes date (Oct. 25, 1953).

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father

obituary-thomas-spear-1923: Obituary for Thomas James Spear (1923); “T.J. Spear Dies Suddenly,” Oberlin Herald (Oberlin Kansas), 16 Aug 1923 (Thursday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source identifies Mrs. Mattie J. Arnold as a daughter of Thomas James Spear. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Willis Parker Dole (1859 – ?)

Married: Bet 2 Jun 1888 and 1 Jun 1889

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

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 24,25, dwelling 121

Comment: Source identifies Mattie Jane Dole as the wife of Willis Dole and the number of years married (11) for both. Using the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a marriage date range from 2 June 1888 to 1 June 1889.

periodical-campaign-of-abuses-1915: “Here In Lincoln / Campaign of Abuses,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 29 Jul 2018) > “United States of America > Nebraska > Lincoln > The Lincoln Star > 1915 > 05 > 27” page 2; citing “The Lincoln Daily Star (City Edition) (Lincoln, Nebraska), 27 May 1915 (Thursday), page 2, column 3”

Comment: Source inlcudes year (1889) and location (Atwood, Kas.) of the marriage between Willis [?] Dole and Mattie J. Dole. It also notes that she filed for divorce, but doesn't include the results of the filing.

census-us-1930-ps-ks-decatur-17-2a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Decatur County, Norcatur, enumeration district 20-17, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 53A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Decatur > Norcatur > District 0017" image 3; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 699 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340434]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 15,16, dwelling 32

Comment: Source identifies Mattie J. Arnold as the wife of Samuel Arnold.

obituary-thomas-spear-1923: Obituary for Thomas James Spear (1923); “T.J. Spear Dies Suddenly,” Oberlin Herald (Oberlin Kansas), 16 Aug 1923 (Thursday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source notes that Thomas Spear's daughter Mattie J. [Spear] was married to _____ Arnold. [obituary-thomas-spear-1923]

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Child: William T. Dole (1890 – 1890)

Child: Mary Helen Dole (1891 – 1990)

Child: Dolsy Hazel Dole (1893 – 1987)

Child: Walter Spear Dole (1894 – ?)

Child: Viola Sophia Dole (1903 – 1930)

Family #2

Spouse/Partner: Samuel Arnold (1864 – 1934)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

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 24,25, dwelling 121

Comment: Source identifies Mattie Jane Dole as the wife of Willis Dole and the number of years married (11) for both. Using the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a marriage date range from 2 June 1888 to 1 June 1889.

periodical-campaign-of-abuses-1915: “Here In Lincoln / Campaign of Abuses,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 29 Jul 2018) > “United States of America > Nebraska > Lincoln > The Lincoln Star > 1915 > 05 > 27” page 2; citing “The Lincoln Daily Star (City Edition) (Lincoln, Nebraska), 27 May 1915 (Thursday), page 2, column 3”

Comment: Source inlcudes year (1889) and location (Atwood, Kas.) of the marriage between Willis [?] Dole and Mattie J. Dole. It also notes that she filed for divorce, but doesn't include the results of the filing.

census-us-1930-ps-ks-decatur-17-2a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Decatur County, Norcatur, enumeration district 20-17, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 53A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Decatur > Norcatur > District 0017" image 3; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 699 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340434]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 15,16, dwelling 32

Comment: Source identifies Mattie J. Arnold as the wife of Samuel Arnold.

obituary-thomas-spear-1923: Obituary for Thomas James Spear (1923); “T.J. Spear Dies Suddenly,” Oberlin Herald (Oberlin Kansas), 16 Aug 1923 (Thursday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source notes that Thomas Spear's daughter Mattie J. [Spear] was married to _____ Arnold. [obituary-thomas-spear-1923]

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Cemetery: (Atwood Fairview Cemetery) at Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

marker-martha-arnold-1953: Gravestone of Martha J. Arnold (1953); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), memorial ID 106483003, photograph uploaded 24 Apr 2014; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

Comment: Source includes location (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA).

marker-martha-arnold-1953: Gravestone of Martha J. Arnold (1953); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 30 Apr 2021), memorial ID 106483003, photograph uploaded 24 Apr 2014; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

Comment: Source includes cemetery (Atwood Fairview Cemetery) and location (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA).

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Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1870 at Union Township, Guthrie County, Iowa, United States

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

Residence: 12 Aug 1923 at Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States

Residence: 29 Jan 1930 at Norcatur, Decatur County, Kansas, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Norcatur, Decatur County, Kansas, United States

Residence: 13 Apr 1940 at Blakeman, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1870-ps-ia-guthrie-union-2: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Guthrie County, Union, page 2 (form) or page 243B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Guthrie > Union" image 2; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 393 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545892]

Additional detail for reference: Line 6, dwelling 8

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1870) and location (Union, in the County of Guthrie, State of Iowa).

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 25, dwelling 121

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

obituary-thomas-spear-1923: Obituary for Thomas James Spear (1923); “T.J. Spear Dies Suddenly,” Oberlin Herald (Oberlin Kansas), 16 Aug 1923 (Thursday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source includes location (Lincoln, Nebraska), and implied date (12 Aug 1923).

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 (Norcatur, Kans.).

census-us-1930-ps-ks-decatur-17-2a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Decatur County, Norcatur, enumeration district 20-17, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 53A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Decatur > Norcatur > District 0017" image 3; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 699 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340434]

Additional detail for reference: Line 16, dwelling 32

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Norcatur City, County: Decatur, State: Kansas).

obituary-david-spear-1940: Obituary for David C. Spear (1940); “Hill City Man Dies In Local Hospital,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 6 May 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1940 > 04 > 13" page 5; citing “The Rapid City Daily Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 13 Apr 1940 (Saturday), page 5, column 4”

Comment: Source includes date (13 Apr 1940) and location (Blakeman, Kans.) under her married name of Mattie Arnold.

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Mattie filed for divorce from Willis Dole before 27 May 1915. According to her petition, he left her 16 Mar 1913 after 15 years of a "systematic campaign of fault finding and abuse" and failed to support her after that. Only Viola was still at home at the time, and Martha sought custody. [periodical-campaign-of-abuses-1915]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

periodical-campaign-of-abuses-1915: “Here In Lincoln / Campaign of Abuses,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 29 Jul 2018) > “United States of America > Nebraska > Lincoln > The Lincoln Star > 1915 > 05 > 27” page 2; citing “The Lincoln Daily Star (City Edition) (Lincoln, Nebraska), 27 May 1915 (Thursday), page 2, column 3”

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses 4 Feb 1867. The 1930 U.S. Census gives an age of (63), which, when applied to the offical census date of 1 Apr 1930, gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1867 to 1 Apr 1868. [census-us-1930-ps-ks-decatur-17-2a]

FOLLOWUP

Martha may have been born in Mt. Ephraim, Noble County, Ohio, and died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. [research-a-spear-family-history]

The 1930 U.S. Census notes that Willis Dole was divorced. Since this simply applies to a divirce that occured prior to 1930, it may or may not refer to his marriage to Martha. Since it may refer to another wife it is not yet a source. [census-us-1930-ps-ca-santacruz-9-9b]

There is a death certificate from Newark(?), Licking County, Ohio, for Martha (English) Arnold, daughter of Joseph English and Eliz. Slaughter, and the widow of Saml. Arnold. Is there a mixup with Martha Spear marrying what appears may be the same Samuel Arnold? Or is that a different Samuel Arnold?

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1930-ps-ca-santacruz-9-9b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, enumeration district 44-9, sheet 9B (form/penned) or page 215B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "California > Santa Cruz > Santa Cruz > District 0009" image 18; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 215 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339950]

Additional detail for reference: Line 95, dwelling <unknown>

census-us-1930-ps-ks-decatur-17-2a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Decatur County, Norcatur, enumeration district 20-17, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 53A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Decatur > Norcatur > District 0017" image 3; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 699 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340434]

Additional detail for reference: Line 16, dwelling 32

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

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