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Frank J. Spear

Last updated 19 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Bet 2 Jun 1871 and 31 Dec 1871 in , , Iowa, United States

Died: 1950

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

Mother: Mary Ann Shafer (1840 – 1887)

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 91, dwelling 202

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

census-us-1910-ps-ks-norton-115-sheet 5a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Norton County, Noble Township, enumeration district 115, sheet 5A (form/penned) or page 185A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Kansas > Norton > Noble > District 0115" image 3; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 449 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374462]

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, dwelling 36

Comment: Source includes name (Frank 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 61, dwelling 342

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

census-us-1930-ps-co-pueblo-1-10b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Pueblo County, Pueblo, enumeration district 51-1, sheet 10B (form/penned) or page 10B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Colorado > Pueblo > Pueblo > District 0001" image 20; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 249 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339984]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 72, dwelling 258

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

marker-frank-spear-1950: Gravestone of Frank J. Spear (1950); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 Apr 2021), memorial ID 140964766, photograph uploaded 2 Mar 2017; citing “Roselawn Cemetery (Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA), plot 13-519-2”

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

marriage-spear-wilson-1918: Marriage record report for Frank J. Spear and Myrtle V. Wilson (1918); Colorado, County Marriage Records and State Index, 1862-2006, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 3 Apr 2021) > “Statewide Marriage Index > Sp-St > ALL” image 2313; citing “Marriage Records; Colorado Marriages; State Archives, Denver, Colorado; no. 1816, Prowers county”

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

periodical-eye-supplement-1908: “Eye Supplement / <On Sunday, March 29…>,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 3 Apr 2021) > “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > The Decatur County News > 1908 > 04 > 02” page 6; citing “The Oberlin Eye (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas), 2 Apr 1908 (Thursday), page 6, column 1” [This is the second of two supplemental pages to the four-page paper. The reason for this supplement is not given, nor is the reason for a heading that looks to be a modern addition to text that looks like it came from the paper.]

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

periodical-people-and-events-spear-zehring-1894: “People and Events / <Clerk Kennebeck issued licenses…>,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 7 May 2020) > “United States of America > Iowa > Carroll > The Carroll Sentinel > 1894 > 03 > 09” page 12; citing “Carroll Sentinel (Carroll, Iowa), 9 Mar 1894 (Friday), page 12, column 2” [The text is a long sequence of short local news stories. This story notes the issuance of marriage licenses.]

Comment: Source includes name (Frank Spear).

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,
birth

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 61, dwelling 342

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

census-us-1930-ps-co-pueblo-1-10b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Pueblo County, Pueblo, enumeration district 51-1, sheet 10B (form/penned) or page 10B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Colorado > Pueblo > Pueblo > District 0001" image 20; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 249 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339984]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 72, dwelling 258

Comment: Source includes age (58) and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1871 to 1 Apr 1872.

marker-frank-spear-1950: Gravestone of Frank J. Spear (1950); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 Apr 2021), memorial ID 140964766, photograph uploaded 2 Mar 2017; citing “Roselawn Cemetery (Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA), plot 13-519-2”

Comment: Source includes year (1871).

marriage-spear-wilson-1918: Marriage record report for Frank J. Spear and Myrtle V. Wilson (1918); Colorado, County Marriage Records and State Index, 1862-2006, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 3 Apr 2021) > “Statewide Marriage Index > Sp-St > ALL” image 2313; citing “Marriage Records; Colorado Marriages; State Archives, Denver, Colorado; no. 1816, Prowers county”

Comment: Source includes age (46) and date of marriage (5-2-18 [mm-dd-yy]). Using his age and the official marriage date of 2 May 1918 gives a birth date range from 3 May 1871 to 2 May 1872.

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 91, dwelling 202

Comment: Source includes date (July/1871), age (28), and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1871 to 1 June 1872, which encompasses the given date.

census-us-1910-ps-ks-norton-115-sheet 5a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Norton County, Noble Township, enumeration district 115, sheet 5A (form/penned) or page 185A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Kansas > Norton > Noble > District 0115" image 3; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 449 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374462]

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, dwelling 36

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

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death

marker-frank-spear-1950: Gravestone of Frank J. Spear (1950); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 Apr 2021), memorial ID 140964766, photograph uploaded 2 Mar 2017; citing “Roselawn Cemetery (Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA), plot 13-519-2”

Comment: Source includes year (1950).

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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 J. F. [Spear] as a son 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: Ida B. Zehring (1873 – 1902)

Married: Bet 9 Mar 1894 and 1 Jun 1894

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

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 91,92, dwelling 202

Comment: Source identifies Ida Spear as the wife of Frank J. Spear and the number of years married (6) for both. Using the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a marriage date range from 2 June 1893 to 1 June 1894.

obituary-ida-spear-1902: Obituary for Ida B. (Zehring) Spear (1902); “Mrs Frank Spear Dead,” unknown newspaper (Iowa), 7 March 1902 (Friday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source includes year (1894).

periodical-people-and-events-spear-zehring-1894: “People and Events / <Clerk Kennebeck issued licenses…>,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 7 May 2020) > “United States of America > Iowa > Carroll > The Carroll Sentinel > 1894 > 03 > 09” page 12; citing “Carroll Sentinel (Carroll, Iowa), 9 Mar 1894 (Friday), page 12, column 2” [The text is a long sequence of short local news stories. This story notes the issuance of marriage licenses.]

Comment: Source notes that Frank Spear and Ida B. Zehring were issued a marriage license on 6 Mar 1894.

census-us-1910-ps-ks-norton-115-sheet 5a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Norton County, Noble Township, enumeration district 115, sheet 5A (form/penned) or page 185A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Kansas > Norton > Noble > District 0115" image 3; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 449 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374462]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 25,26, dwelling 36

Comment: Source identifies Mabel Spear as the wife of Frank Spear and the number of years married (2) for both. Using the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a marriage date range from 16 Apr 1907 to 15 Apr 1908.

periodical-eye-supplement-1908: “Eye Supplement / <On Sunday, March 29…>,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 3 Apr 2021) > “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > The Decatur County News > 1908 > 04 > 02” page 6; citing “The Oberlin Eye (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas), 2 Apr 1908 (Thursday), page 6, column 1” [This is the second of two supplemental pages to the four-page paper. The reason for this supplement is not given, nor is the reason for a heading that looks to be a modern addition to text that looks like it came from the paper.]

Comment: Source includes date (March 29 [, 1908]) and location (Oberlin [, Decatur County, Kansas]).

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 61,62, dwelling 342

Comment: Source identifies Myrtle Spear as the wife of Frank J. Spear.

census-us-1930-ps-co-pueblo-1-10b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Pueblo County, Pueblo, enumeration district 51-1, sheet 10B (form/penned) or page 10B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Colorado > Pueblo > Pueblo > District 0001" image 20; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 249 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339984]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 72,73, dwelling 258

Comment: Source identifies Myrtle V. Spear as the wife of Frank J. Spear.

marriage-spear-wilson-1918: Marriage record report for Frank J. Spear and Myrtle V. Wilson (1918); Colorado, County Marriage Records and State Index, 1862-2006, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 3 Apr 2021) > “Statewide Marriage Index > Sp-St > ALL” image 2313; citing “Marriage Records; Colorado Marriages; State Archives, Denver, Colorado; no. 1816, Prowers county”

Comment: Source includes date (5-2-18 [mm-dd-yy]) and location (Lamar, Colo.).

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Child: Ralph Spear (1894 – ?)

Child: Carl Spear (1897 – ?)

Family #2

Spouse/Partner: Mable Miller (1887 – ?)

Married: 29 Mar 1908 in Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

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 91,92, dwelling 202

Comment: Source identifies Ida Spear as the wife of Frank J. Spear and the number of years married (6) for both. Using the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a marriage date range from 2 June 1893 to 1 June 1894.

obituary-ida-spear-1902: Obituary for Ida B. (Zehring) Spear (1902); “Mrs Frank Spear Dead,” unknown newspaper (Iowa), 7 March 1902 (Friday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source includes year (1894).

periodical-people-and-events-spear-zehring-1894: “People and Events / <Clerk Kennebeck issued licenses…>,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 7 May 2020) > “United States of America > Iowa > Carroll > The Carroll Sentinel > 1894 > 03 > 09” page 12; citing “Carroll Sentinel (Carroll, Iowa), 9 Mar 1894 (Friday), page 12, column 2” [The text is a long sequence of short local news stories. This story notes the issuance of marriage licenses.]

Comment: Source notes that Frank Spear and Ida B. Zehring were issued a marriage license on 6 Mar 1894.

census-us-1910-ps-ks-norton-115-sheet 5a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Norton County, Noble Township, enumeration district 115, sheet 5A (form/penned) or page 185A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Kansas > Norton > Noble > District 0115" image 3; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 449 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374462]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 25,26, dwelling 36

Comment: Source identifies Mabel Spear as the wife of Frank Spear and the number of years married (2) for both. Using the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a marriage date range from 16 Apr 1907 to 15 Apr 1908.

periodical-eye-supplement-1908: “Eye Supplement / <On Sunday, March 29…>,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 3 Apr 2021) > “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > The Decatur County News > 1908 > 04 > 02” page 6; citing “The Oberlin Eye (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas), 2 Apr 1908 (Thursday), page 6, column 1” [This is the second of two supplemental pages to the four-page paper. The reason for this supplement is not given, nor is the reason for a heading that looks to be a modern addition to text that looks like it came from the paper.]

Comment: Source includes date (March 29 [, 1908]) and location (Oberlin [, Decatur County, Kansas]).

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 61,62, dwelling 342

Comment: Source identifies Myrtle Spear as the wife of Frank J. Spear.

census-us-1930-ps-co-pueblo-1-10b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Pueblo County, Pueblo, enumeration district 51-1, sheet 10B (form/penned) or page 10B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Colorado > Pueblo > Pueblo > District 0001" image 20; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 249 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339984]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 72,73, dwelling 258

Comment: Source identifies Myrtle V. Spear as the wife of Frank J. Spear.

marriage-spear-wilson-1918: Marriage record report for Frank J. Spear and Myrtle V. Wilson (1918); Colorado, County Marriage Records and State Index, 1862-2006, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 3 Apr 2021) > “Statewide Marriage Index > Sp-St > ALL” image 2313; citing “Marriage Records; Colorado Marriages; State Archives, Denver, Colorado; no. 1816, Prowers county”

Comment: Source includes date (5-2-18 [mm-dd-yy]) and location (Lamar, Colo.).

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Child: Daryl J. Spear (1909 – ?)

Family #3

Spouse/Partner: Myrtle V. Wilson (1886 – ?)

Married: 2 May 1918 in Lamar, Prowers County, Colorado, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

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 91,92, dwelling 202

Comment: Source identifies Ida Spear as the wife of Frank J. Spear and the number of years married (6) for both. Using the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a marriage date range from 2 June 1893 to 1 June 1894.

obituary-ida-spear-1902: Obituary for Ida B. (Zehring) Spear (1902); “Mrs Frank Spear Dead,” unknown newspaper (Iowa), 7 March 1902 (Friday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source includes year (1894).

periodical-people-and-events-spear-zehring-1894: “People and Events / <Clerk Kennebeck issued licenses…>,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 7 May 2020) > “United States of America > Iowa > Carroll > The Carroll Sentinel > 1894 > 03 > 09” page 12; citing “Carroll Sentinel (Carroll, Iowa), 9 Mar 1894 (Friday), page 12, column 2” [The text is a long sequence of short local news stories. This story notes the issuance of marriage licenses.]

Comment: Source notes that Frank Spear and Ida B. Zehring were issued a marriage license on 6 Mar 1894.

census-us-1910-ps-ks-norton-115-sheet 5a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Norton County, Noble Township, enumeration district 115, sheet 5A (form/penned) or page 185A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Kansas > Norton > Noble > District 0115" image 3; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 449 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374462]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 25,26, dwelling 36

Comment: Source identifies Mabel Spear as the wife of Frank Spear and the number of years married (2) for both. Using the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a marriage date range from 16 Apr 1907 to 15 Apr 1908.

periodical-eye-supplement-1908: “Eye Supplement / <On Sunday, March 29…>,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 3 Apr 2021) > “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > The Decatur County News > 1908 > 04 > 02” page 6; citing “The Oberlin Eye (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas), 2 Apr 1908 (Thursday), page 6, column 1” [This is the second of two supplemental pages to the four-page paper. The reason for this supplement is not given, nor is the reason for a heading that looks to be a modern addition to text that looks like it came from the paper.]

Comment: Source includes date (March 29 [, 1908]) and location (Oberlin [, Decatur County, Kansas]).

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 61,62, dwelling 342

Comment: Source identifies Myrtle Spear as the wife of Frank J. Spear.

census-us-1930-ps-co-pueblo-1-10b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Pueblo County, Pueblo, enumeration district 51-1, sheet 10B (form/penned) or page 10B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Colorado > Pueblo > Pueblo > District 0001" image 20; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 249 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339984]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 72,73, dwelling 258

Comment: Source identifies Myrtle V. Spear as the wife of Frank J. Spear.

marriage-spear-wilson-1918: Marriage record report for Frank J. Spear and Myrtle V. Wilson (1918); Colorado, County Marriage Records and State Index, 1862-2006, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 3 Apr 2021) > “Statewide Marriage Index > Sp-St > ALL” image 2313; citing “Marriage Records; Colorado Marriages; State Archives, Denver, Colorado; no. 1816, Prowers county”

Comment: Source includes date (5-2-18 [mm-dd-yy]) and location (Lamar, Colo.).

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, United States

Cemetery: (Roselawn Cemetery) at Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

marker-frank-spear-1950: Gravestone of Frank J. Spear (1950); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 Apr 2021), memorial ID 140964766, photograph uploaded 2 Mar 2017; citing “Roselawn Cemetery (Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA), plot 13-519-2”

Comment: Source was photographed in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado.

marker-frank-spear-1950: Gravestone of Frank J. Spear (1950); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 Apr 2021), memorial ID 140964766, photograph uploaded 2 Mar 2017; citing “Roselawn Cemetery (Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA), plot 13-519-2”

Comment: Source was photographed in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado.

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Attributes

Occupation: (travelling salesman) 1 Jun 1900

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

Occupation: (home carpenter) 15 Apr 1910

Residence: 15 Apr 1910 at Clayton, Norton County, Kansas, United States

Occupation: (home carpenter) 1 Jan 1920

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

Residence: 12 Aug 1923 at Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, United States

Occupation: (building contractor) 1 Apr 1930

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, United States

Residence: 13 Apr 1940 at Lamar, Prowers County, Colorado, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

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 91, dwelling 202

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and occupation (Traveling Salesman).

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 91, dwelling 202

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

census-us-1910-ps-ks-norton-115-sheet 5a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Norton County, Noble Township, enumeration district 115, sheet 5A (form/penned) or page 185A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Kansas > Norton > Noble > District 0115" image 3; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 449 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374462]

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, dwelling 36

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and occupation (Carpenter / House).

census-us-1910-ps-ks-norton-115-sheet 5a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Norton County, Noble Township, enumeration district 115, sheet 5A (form/penned) or page 185A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Kansas > Norton > Noble > District 0115" image 3; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 449 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374462]

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, dwelling 36

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and location (Clayton, County: Norton, State: Kansas).

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 61, dwelling 342

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and occupation (Carpenter / Home Carpenter).

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 61, dwelling 342

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

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 (Pueblo, Colorado), and implied date (12 Aug 1923).

census-us-1930-ps-co-pueblo-1-10b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Pueblo County, Pueblo, enumeration district 51-1, sheet 10B (form/penned) or page 10B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Colorado > Pueblo > Pueblo > District 0001" image 20; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 249 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339984]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 72, dwelling 258

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and occupation (Building Contractor / Construction Co.).

census-us-1930-ps-co-pueblo-1-10b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Pueblo County, Pueblo, enumeration district 51-1, sheet 10B (form/penned) or page 10B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Colorado > Pueblo > Pueblo > District 0001" image 20; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 249 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339984]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 72, dwelling 258

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Pueblo City, County: Pueblo, State: Colorado).

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 (Lamar, Colo.).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Given Name: This database uses Frank J. The obituary of T.J. Spear and the announcement of Frank and Mabel Miller's marriage use J.F. This is presumably a reversal of Frank's first two initials. Does it reflect a habit of using his middle name as his first? [obituary-thomas-spear-1923, periodical-eye-supplement-1908]

Birth Date: This database uses 20 July 1871. The 1910 U.S. Census gives an age of (37), which, when applied to the offical census date of 15 Apr 1910, gives a birth date range from 16 Apr 1872 to 15 Apr 1873. [census-us-1910-ps-ks-norton-115-sheet 5a]

Birth Date: This dtaabase uses 20 July 1871. The 1920 U.S. Census gives an age of (49), which, when applied to the official census date of 1 Jan 1920, gives a birth date range from 2 Jan 1870 to 1 Jan 1871. [census-us-1920-ps-co-prowers-188-16b]

FOLLOWUP

Frank's birth name may be Franklin, and his middle name may be James. He may have been born 20 Jul 1871 in Guthrie County, Iowa. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Frank Spear and Ida Zehring may have married 7 Mar 1894 in Caroll County, Iowa. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Frank Spear may have married Stella F. Ackerman. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Frank may have married Stella Ackerman on 4 Apr 1903.

Frank may have married Myrtle Wilson on 2 May 1918.

Frank and Ella may have had another child, Bonita Spear (b. 4 Jul 1911 in Hoxie, Kansas). [research-a-spear-family-history]

However, Bonita was not recorded in the 1920 Census with parents Frank and Myrtle. Where was she? There is a 1920 U.S. Census record for 8-year old Boneta Spear, born in Kansas living with her uncle Simon Metzgar, his wife Amanda, and their son Walter. Is this the same Bonita/Boneta? Frank's sisters are not known to have married any Metzger. Did Ella have a sister Amanda who married Simon? Is the Miller name incorrect and should be Metzger? And why would she be staying with an uncle? For school? (From the 1920 U.S. Census, in Benton, Holt County, Missouri, eunumeration district 133, page 5A.)

Bonita Spear may have married 3 Apr 1930 in Oregon, Missouri, Kenneth R. Gibson (b. 9 Jan 1910 in Mound City, Missouri). [research-a-spear-family-history]

Kenneth Gibson's father may have been James W. Gibson (b. about 1878, Missouri) and his mother may have been Hattie V. Gibson (b. in Missouri). James was the proprieter of a blacksmith shop in 1910 and the family was living in Mound, Holt County, Missouri. (From the 1910 U.S. Census.)

His residence is recorded as Lamar, Colorado in 1923 and 1940, but Pueblo, Colorado in 1930. Does this represent an error in one or more records or my use of them, or did he live for a time in Pueblo, returning to Lamar in the 1930s? [obituary-david-spear-1940]

Kenneth Gibson and Bonita Spear may have had a child, <private> [research-a-spear-family-history]

Kenneth Gibson may have died 17 Oct 2003 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. [research-social-security-death-index]

Frank Spear may have died 12 Jun 1950 in Pueblo, Colorado. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1910-ps-ks-norton-115-sheet 5a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Norton County, Noble Township, enumeration district 115, sheet 5A (form/penned) or page 185A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Kansas > Norton > Noble > District 0115" image 3; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 449 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374462]

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, dwelling 36

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 61, dwelling 342

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”

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

periodical-eye-supplement-1908: “Eye Supplement / <On Sunday, March 29…>,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 3 Apr 2021) > “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > The Decatur County News > 1908 > 04 > 02” page 6; citing “The Oberlin Eye (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas), 2 Apr 1908 (Thursday), page 6, column 1” [This is the second of two supplemental pages to the four-page paper. The reason for this supplement is not given, nor is the reason for a heading that looks to be a modern addition to text that looks like it came from the paper.]

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]

Additional detail for reference: U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com)

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