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Mildred Ruth Spear

Last updated 5 May 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 15 May 1904 in , , South Dakota, United States

Father: Ernest W. Spear (1876 – 1960)

Mother: Floy G. Smith (1884 – 1966)

Supporting evidence for:
name

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: Line 46, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Mildred R. Nicolls).

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-639-82b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, enumeration district 60-639, sheet 82B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 May 2021) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles > 60-639" image 48; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 381 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5456462 image 204]

Additional detail for reference: Line 65, house number 46

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Mildred Nicolls).

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 name (Mildred Ruth Spear).

marriage-nicolls-spear-1925: Record of marriage for Asa Boyd Nicolls and Mildred Ruth Spear (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 30 Mar 2008) > “1925-1926” image 1621; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes name (Mildred Ruth Spear).

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birth

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: Line 46, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes age (25) and location (South Dakota). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1904 to 1 Apr 1905.

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-639-82b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, enumeration district 60-639, sheet 82B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 May 2021) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles > 60-639" image 48; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 381 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5456462 image 204]

Additional detail for reference: Line 65, house number 46

Comment: Source includes age (35) and location (So Dakota). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1940 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1904 to 1 Apr 1905.

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] 15th [...] 1904).

marriage-nicolls-spear-1925: Record of marriage for Asa Boyd Nicolls and Mildred Ruth Spear (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 30 Mar 2008) > “1925-1926” image 1621; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes age (21). Using the marriage date of 22 Sep 1925 gives a birth date range from 23 Sep 1903 to 22 Sep 1904.

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mother

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 identifies Mrs. Mildred Beebe as a daughter of Floy Spear. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Asa Boyd Nicolls (1900 – 1971)

Married: 22 Sep 1925 in Wessington Springs, Jerauld County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-639-82b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, enumeration district 60-639, sheet 82B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 May 2021) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles > 60-639" image 48; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 381 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5456462 image 204]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 64,65, house number 46

Comment: Source identifies Mildred Nicolls as the wife of Boyd Nicolls.

marriage-nicolls-spear-1925: Record of marriage for Asa Boyd Nicolls and Mildred Ruth Spear (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 30 Mar 2008) > “1925-1926” image 1621; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes location (Wess[ington] Springs, Jerauld County [, South Dakota]) and date (Sept 22, 1925).

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 45,46, dwelling 28

Comment: Source identifies Mildred R. Nicolls as the wife of A. Boyd Nicolls.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 22 Sep 1925 at Wessington Springs, Jerauld County, South Dakota, United States

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

Residence: 1 Apr 1935 at Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1940 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

marriage-nicolls-spear-1925: Record of marriage for Asa Boyd Nicolls and Mildred Ruth Spear (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 30 Mar 2008) > “1925-1926” image 1621; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes location (Wess[ington] Springs, Jerauld County [, South Dakota]) and marriage date (Sept 22, 1925).

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: Line 46, dwelling 28

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

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-639-82b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, enumeration district 60-639, sheet 82B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 May 2021) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles > 60-639" image 48; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 381 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5456462 image 204]

Additional detail for reference: Line 65, house number 46

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1935) and location (Rapid City, Pennington County, So Dakota).

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-639-82b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, enumeration district 60-639, sheet 82B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 May 2021) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles > 60-639" image 48; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 381 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5456462 image 204]

Additional detail for reference: Line 65, house number 46

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and location (Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

In 1930, Mildred (Spear) Nicolls' parents, Ernest and Floy Spear, along with their daughter Hannah, were living with their her and husband Asa's 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)

FOLLOWUP

Mildred may have been born in Wessington Springs, South Dakota. [research-a-spear-family-history]

She may have married James E. Bradbury (1900-1962) on an unknown date, Clarence J. Beebe (-1971) on 4 Feb 1965, and Edward Darvin Lee (-1989) on 31 Aug 1973. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Mildred may have died 7 Mar 1999 in Sacramento, Sacramento California, and was buried in East Lawn Cemetery, also in the city of Sacremento. [research-a-spear-family-history]

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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