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Ernest W. Spear

Last updated 23 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Bet 2 Apr 1876 and 1 Apr 1877 in , , Iowa, United States

Died: 18 Dec 1960

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

Mother: Mary Ann Shafer (1840 – 1887)

Supporting evidence for:
name

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, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes name (Earnest W. Spear).

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 name (E.W. [Spear]).

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birth

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, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes age (53) and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1876 to 1 Apr 1877.

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death

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 includes date (Dec. 18, 1960).

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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 E. W. [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

Spouse/Partner: Floy G. Smith (1884 – 1966)

Married: 19 Jul 1903 in Linden, Dallas County, Iowa, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

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: Lines 51,53, dwelling 28

Comment: Source identifies Floy G. Spear as the wife of Earnest W. Spear.

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 includes date (July 19, 1903).

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Child: Loren Spear (? – 1957)

Child: Mildred Ruth Spear (1904 – ?)

Child: Hannah Louise Spear (1910 – 2014)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 12 Aug 1923 at Wessington Springs, Jerauld County, South Dakota, United States

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Apr 1930

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

Residence: 13 Apr 1940 at Pringle, Custer County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

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 (Wessington Springs, South Dakota), and implied date (12 Aug 1923).

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, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and occupation (Farmer).

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, dwelling 28

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

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 (Pringle [, South Dakota]).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

In 1930, Ernest and Floy Spear, along with their daughter Hannah, were living with their son-in-law Asa and Mildred Nicolls' 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

Ernest may have been born 2 Nov 1876 in Guthrie County, Iowa. [research-a-spear-family-history]

His full name is Ernest Wilfred "Fred" Spear. The first name is spelled Earnest in other records. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Ernest Spear and Floy Smith may have married in Linden, Dallas County, Iowa. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Although the obituary of David C. Spear indicates Ernest lived in Pringle, this may have only been his postal address, and he lived outside of town. [obituary-david-spear-1940]

Ernest may have died in Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Ernest may have been buried at Evergreen Cemetery, in Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

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”

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

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, dwelling 28

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