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Mary Winifred Spear

Last updated 22 Nov 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 7 Aug 1883 in Coon Rapids, Carroll County, Iowa, United States

Died: 1975

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

Mother: Mary Ann Shafer (1840 – 1887)

Supporting evidence for:
name

birth-mary-spear-1883: Delayed certificate of birth for Mary Winifred Spear (1881); Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 Sep 2018) > “120001-125000” image 2905; citing “Carroll County, Iowa, record #122899, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa”

Comment: Source includes name (Mary Winifred 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 32, dwelling 123

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

census-us-1910-ps-sd-jerauld-252-1b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jerauld County, Pleasant Township, enumeration district 252, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 108B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jerauld > Pleasant > District 0252" image 2; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1482 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375495]

Additional detail for reference: Line 76, dwelling 15

Comment: Source includes name (Mary W. Winegar).

census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-12-2a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Grant Township, enumeration district 77-12, sheet 2A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 Apr 2021) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Grant > 77-12" image 4; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1252 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5449157]

Additional detail for reference: Line 36, household 27 [although the census is for Grant Township, household 27 was to be counted in Atwood]

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Winifred Roberts).

death-sybil-angell-1993: Certificate of Death for Sybil F. Angell (1993); Montana, U.S., State Deaths, 1907-2016, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 24 Apr 2021) > “Montana Death Records > 1993 Mar-1993 Apr” image 479; citing “Montana State Deaths, 1868-2018, State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Office of Vital Statistics, Helena, Montana, state registration number 93-001979, local registration number 5231, registered 8 Apr 1993”

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

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 11 - August Births

Comment: Source includes married name (Mary Winifred Spear Winegar).

marker-mary-roberts-1975: Gravestone of Mary Winifred Roberts (1975); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 20 Apr 2021), memorial ID 107462805, photographs uploaded 24 Apr 2014; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Mary Winifred Roberts).

marriage-scovill-spear-1914: Marriage registry entry for Elmer A. Scovill and Mary W. Spear (1914); Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 Apr 2021) > “1914 - 1915 > 459 (Fayette - Osceola)” image 502, license #96; citing “Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1951, page 1078; Iowa Department of Public Health; State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa”

Comment: Source includes name (Mary W. <spelling>). See research notes for spelling details.

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. Winifred Roberts).

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birth

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 32, dwelling 123

Comment: Source includes date (Aug/1883), age (16), and location (Iowa). Using her age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1883 to 1 June 1884, which encompasses the given date.

census-us-1910-ps-sd-jerauld-252-1b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jerauld County, Pleasant Township, enumeration district 252, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 108B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jerauld > Pleasant > District 0252" image 2; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1482 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375495]

Additional detail for reference: Line 76, dwelling 15

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

census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-12-2a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Grant Township, enumeration district 77-12, sheet 2A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 Apr 2021) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Grant > 77-12" image 4; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1252 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5449157]

Additional detail for reference: Line 36, household 27 [although the census is for Grant Township, household 27 was to be counted in Atwood]

Comment: Source includes age (56) and location (Iowa). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1940 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1883 to 1 Apr 1884.

census-us-ia-1915-marshall-marshalltown-d939: 1915 Iowa State Census, Marshall County, Marshalltown, card D939; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: 8 Sep 2007) > "1915 > Marshall > Marshalltown" image 12100; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Information is stored on cards rather than using the more common list format.]

Comment: Source includes location (Iowa).

census-us-kansas-1925-ps-rawlins-atwoodcity-23: 1925 Kansas State Census, population schedule, Rawlins County, Atwood City, page 23; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Apr 2021) > "1925 > Rawlins > Atwood City" image 27; citing “1925 Kansas State Census; microfilm reels K-1 – K-177; Kansas State Historical Society; roll KS1925_119”

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwellling 181

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

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 11 - August Births

Comment: Source includes date ([August] 7 ... 1883).

marker-mary-roberts-1975: Gravestone of Mary Winifred Roberts (1975); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 20 Apr 2021), memorial ID 107462805, photographs uploaded 24 Apr 2014; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

Comment: Source includes year (1883).

marriage-scovill-spear-1914: Marriage registry entry for Elmer A. Scovill and Mary W. Spear (1914); Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 Apr 2021) > “1914 - 1915 > 459 (Fayette - Osceola)” image 502, license #96; citing “Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1951, page 1078; Iowa Department of Public Health; State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa”

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

birth-mary-spear-1883: Delayed certificate of birth for Mary Winifred Spear (1881); Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 Sep 2018) > “120001-125000” image 2905; citing “Carroll County, Iowa, record #122899, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa”

Comment: Source includes date (Aug 7, 1883) and location (Coon Rapids, Carroll [County], Iowa).

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death

marker-mary-roberts-1975: Gravestone of Mary Winifred Roberts (1975); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 20 Apr 2021), memorial ID 107462805, photographs uploaded 24 Apr 2014; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

Comment: Source includes year (1975).

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father

birth-mary-spear-1883: Delayed certificate of birth for Mary Winifred Spear (1881); Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 Sep 2018) > “120001-125000” image 2905; citing “Carroll County, Iowa, record #122899, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa”

Comment: Source identifies Thomas J. Spear as the biological father of Mary Winnifred 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: Lines 30,32, dwelling 123

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

marriage-scovill-spear-1914: Marriage registry entry for Elmer A. Scovill and Mary W. Spear (1914); Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 Apr 2021) > “1914 - 1915 > 459 (Fayette - Osceola)” image 502, license #96; citing “Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1951, page 1078; Iowa Department of Public Health; State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa”

Comment: Source identifies Thomas J. Speer[sic] as the father of Mary A. Speer. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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. Winifred Roberts [Mary Winnifred Spear] 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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mother

birth-mary-spear-1883: Delayed certificate of birth for Mary Winifred Spear (1881); Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 Sep 2018) > “120001-125000” image 2905; citing “Carroll County, Iowa, record #122899, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa”

Comment: Source identifies Mary A. Shafer as the biological mother of Mary Winnifred Spear.

marriage-scovill-spear-1914: Marriage registry entry for Elmer A. Scovill and Mary W. Spear (1914); Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 Apr 2021) > “1914 - 1915 > 459 (Fayette - Osceola)” image 502, license #96; citing “Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1951, page 1078; Iowa Department of Public Health; State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa”

Comment: Source identifies Mary Schafer[sic] as the mother of Mary A. Speer. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Ralph Byam Winegar (1886 – 1967)

Married: Bet 16 Apr 1903 and 15 Apr 1904

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1910-ps-sd-jerauld-252-1b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jerauld County, Pleasant Township, enumeration district 252, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 108B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jerauld > Pleasant > District 0252" image 2; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1482 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375495]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 75,76, dwelling 15

Comment: Source identifies Mary W. Winegar as the wife of Ralph B. Winegar and the number of years married (6) for both. Using the official census date of 15 apr 1910 gives a marriage date range from 16 Apr 1903 to 15 Apr 1904.

marriage-scovill-spear-1914: Marriage registry entry for Elmer A. Scovill and Mary W. Spear (1914); Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 Apr 2021) > “1914 - 1915 > 459 (Fayette - Osceola)” image 502, license #96; citing “Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1951, page 1078; Iowa Department of Public Health; State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa”

Comment: Source includes date (October 17, 1914) and location (Marshalltown Iowa).

census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-12-2a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Grant Township, enumeration district 77-12, sheet 2A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 Apr 2021) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Grant > 77-12" image 4; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1252 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5449157]

Additional detail for reference: Line 35,36, household 27 [although the census is for Grant Township, household 27 is identified as living in Atwood]

Comment: Source identifies Winifred Roberts as the wife of Phillip John Roberts.

census-us-kansas-1925-ps-rawlins-atwoodcity-23: 1925 Kansas State Census, population schedule, Rawlins County, Atwood City, page 23; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Apr 2021) > "1925 > Rawlins > Atwood City" image 27; citing “1925 Kansas State Census; microfilm reels K-1 – K-177; Kansas State Historical Society; roll KS1925_119”

Additional detail for reference: Line 9,10, dwellling 181

Comment: Source identifies Winifred Roberts as the wife of P. J. Roberts.

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Child: Zella Audrey Winegar (1905 – 2003)

Child: Lucile Lillian Winegar (1907 – 1995)

Child: Sybil F. Winegar (1908 – 1993)

Child: Merle James Winegar (1910 – ?)

Family #2

Spouse/Partner: Elmer A. Scovill (1880 – ?)

Married: 17 Oct 1914 in Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1910-ps-sd-jerauld-252-1b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jerauld County, Pleasant Township, enumeration district 252, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 108B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jerauld > Pleasant > District 0252" image 2; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1482 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375495]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 75,76, dwelling 15

Comment: Source identifies Mary W. Winegar as the wife of Ralph B. Winegar and the number of years married (6) for both. Using the official census date of 15 apr 1910 gives a marriage date range from 16 Apr 1903 to 15 Apr 1904.

marriage-scovill-spear-1914: Marriage registry entry for Elmer A. Scovill and Mary W. Spear (1914); Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 Apr 2021) > “1914 - 1915 > 459 (Fayette - Osceola)” image 502, license #96; citing “Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1951, page 1078; Iowa Department of Public Health; State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa”

Comment: Source includes date (October 17, 1914) and location (Marshalltown Iowa).

census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-12-2a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Grant Township, enumeration district 77-12, sheet 2A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 Apr 2021) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Grant > 77-12" image 4; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1252 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5449157]

Additional detail for reference: Line 35,36, household 27 [although the census is for Grant Township, household 27 is identified as living in Atwood]

Comment: Source identifies Winifred Roberts as the wife of Phillip John Roberts.

census-us-kansas-1925-ps-rawlins-atwoodcity-23: 1925 Kansas State Census, population schedule, Rawlins County, Atwood City, page 23; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Apr 2021) > "1925 > Rawlins > Atwood City" image 27; citing “1925 Kansas State Census; microfilm reels K-1 – K-177; Kansas State Historical Society; roll KS1925_119”

Additional detail for reference: Line 9,10, dwellling 181

Comment: Source identifies Winifred Roberts as the wife of P. J. Roberts.

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Family #3

Spouse/Partner: Phillip John Roberts (1881 – 1974)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1910-ps-sd-jerauld-252-1b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jerauld County, Pleasant Township, enumeration district 252, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 108B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jerauld > Pleasant > District 0252" image 2; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1482 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375495]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 75,76, dwelling 15

Comment: Source identifies Mary W. Winegar as the wife of Ralph B. Winegar and the number of years married (6) for both. Using the official census date of 15 apr 1910 gives a marriage date range from 16 Apr 1903 to 15 Apr 1904.

marriage-scovill-spear-1914: Marriage registry entry for Elmer A. Scovill and Mary W. Spear (1914); Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 Apr 2021) > “1914 - 1915 > 459 (Fayette - Osceola)” image 502, license #96; citing “Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1951, page 1078; Iowa Department of Public Health; State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa”

Comment: Source includes date (October 17, 1914) and location (Marshalltown Iowa).

census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-12-2a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Grant Township, enumeration district 77-12, sheet 2A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 Apr 2021) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Grant > 77-12" image 4; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1252 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5449157]

Additional detail for reference: Line 35,36, household 27 [although the census is for Grant Township, household 27 is identified as living in Atwood]

Comment: Source identifies Winifred Roberts as the wife of Phillip John Roberts.

census-us-kansas-1925-ps-rawlins-atwoodcity-23: 1925 Kansas State Census, population schedule, Rawlins County, Atwood City, page 23; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Apr 2021) > "1925 > Rawlins > Atwood City" image 27; citing “1925 Kansas State Census; microfilm reels K-1 – K-177; Kansas State Historical Society; roll KS1925_119”

Additional detail for reference: Line 9,10, dwellling 181

Comment: Source identifies Winifred Roberts as the wife of P. J. Roberts.

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Child: Lucile Lillian Winegar (1907 – 1995)

Child: Sybil F. Winegar (1908 – 1993)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

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

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

Supporting evidence for:
events

marker-mary-roberts-1975: Gravestone of Mary Winifred Roberts (1975); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 20 Apr 2021), memorial ID 107462805, photographs uploaded 24 Apr 2014; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

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

marker-mary-roberts-1975: Gravestone of Mary Winifred Roberts (1975); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 20 Apr 2021), memorial ID 107462805, photographs 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 1900 at Union Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Residence: 15 Apr 1910 at Pleasant Township, Jerauld County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 12 Aug 1923 at Blakeman, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Residence: 1 Mar 1925 at Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1935 at Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1940 at Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

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

Residence: 20 Aug 1945 at Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

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 32, dwelling 123

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

census-us-1910-ps-sd-jerauld-252-1b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jerauld County, Pleasant Township, enumeration district 252, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 108B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jerauld > Pleasant > District 0252" image 2; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1482 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375495]

Additional detail for reference: Line 76, dwelling 15

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and location (Pleasant Township, County: Jerauld, State: South Dakota).

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 (Blakeman, Kansas), and implied date (12 Aug 1923).

census-us-kansas-1925-ps-rawlins-atwoodcity-23: 1925 Kansas State Census, population schedule, Rawlins County, Atwood City, page 23; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Apr 2021) > "1925 > Rawlins > Atwood City" image 27; citing “1925 Kansas State Census; microfilm reels K-1 – K-177; Kansas State Historical Society; roll KS1925_119”

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwellling 181

Comment: Source includes date (1 Mar 1925) and location (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA).

census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-12-2a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Grant Township, enumeration district 77-12, sheet 2A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 Apr 2021) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Grant > 77-12" image 4; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1252 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5449157]

Additional detail for reference: Line 36, household 27 [although the census is for Grant Township, household 27 was to be counted in Atwood]

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1935) and location (same [Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas]).

census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-12-2a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Grant Township, enumeration district 77-12, sheet 2A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 Apr 2021) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Grant > 77-12" image 4; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1252 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5449157]

Additional detail for reference: Line 36, household 27 [although the census is for Grant Township, household 27 was to be counted in Atwood]

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and location (Atwood, Rawlins County, 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 (Atwood, Kans.) under her married name of Mrs. John Roberts.

birth-mary-spear-1883: Delayed certificate of birth for Mary Winifred Spear (1881); Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 Sep 2018) > “120001-125000” image 2905; citing “Carroll County, Iowa, record #122899, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa”

Comment: Source includes delayed registration date (Aug 20 1945) and location (Atwood, Kansas).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

By the time she was 40 (or earlier) Mary was often calling herself by her middle name, Winifred, as evidenced in her father's obituary and in the U.S. Census. [census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-12-2a, obituary-thomas-spear-1923]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-12-2a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Grant Township, enumeration district 77-12, sheet 2A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 Apr 2021) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Grant > 77-12" image 4; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1252 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5449157]

Additional detail for reference: Line 36, household 27 [although the census is for Grant Township, household 27 was to be counted in Atwood]

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

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses 7 Aug 1883. The 1910 U.S. Census gives an age of (25), which, when applied to the official census date of 1 Jun 1910, gives a birth date range from 16 Apr 1884 to 15 Apr 1885. [census-us-1910-ps-sd-jerauld-252-1b]

Birth Date: This database uses 7 Aug 1883. The 1924 Kansas State Census gives an age of (40), which, when applied to the official census date of 1 Mar 1925 gives a birth date range from 2 Mar 1884 to 1 Mar 1885. [census-us-kansas-1925-ps-rawlins-atwoodcity-23]

Birth Date: This database uses 7 Aug 1883. The registry entry for her marriage to Elmer Scovill gives an age of (32), which, when applied to the marriage license date of 7 Oct 1914, gives a birth date range from 8 Oct 1881 to 7 Oct 1882. [marriage-scovill-spear-1914]

Birth Location: This database uses Coon Rapids, Iowa. The registry entry for her marriage to Elmer Scovill gives a location of Guthrie Centery, Iowa. [marriage-scovill-spear-1914]

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Mary Winifred. Her daughter Sybil's death certificate spells it as Wennifred. [death-sybil-angell-1993]

Surname: This database uses Spear. The registry entry for her marriage to Elmer Scovill spells it Speer. [marriage-scovill-spear-1914]

FOLLOWUP

Winnifred and sister Wilma may have been living in Rawlins County, Kansas on 1 Mar 1895, in the household of D.W.(?) Anderson. (1895 Kansas Census)

Mary may have, at least sometimes, gone by the nickname Winnie. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Ralph Winegar and Mary Spear were probably married in Wessington Springs, Jerauld County, South Dakota. [research-a-spear-family-history]

The marriage record for Elmer Scovill and Mary Spear indicate this was Mary's first marriage. However, this conficts with records indicating she was married to Ralph Winegar about a decade earlier.

Phillip and Mary may have married 1 Sep 1920 in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas. [census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-12-2a]

Mary probably died 26 Oct 1975 in Denver, Colorado. [research-a-spear-family-history]

The Oct 1975 death date, along with a last SSA-known residence in Denver, Adams County, Colorado is confirmed by the Social Security Administration. [research-social-security-death-index]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1910-ps-sd-jerauld-252-1b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jerauld County, Pleasant Township, enumeration district 252, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 108B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jerauld > Pleasant > District 0252" image 2; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1482 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375495]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 75,76, dwelling 15

census-us-kansas-1925-ps-rawlins-atwoodcity-23: 1925 Kansas State Census, population schedule, Rawlins County, Atwood City, page 23; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Apr 2021) > "1925 > Rawlins > Atwood City" image 27; citing “1925 Kansas State Census; microfilm reels K-1 – K-177; Kansas State Historical Society; roll KS1925_119”

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwellling 181

death-sybil-angell-1993: Certificate of Death for Sybil F. Angell (1993); Montana, U.S., State Deaths, 1907-2016, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 24 Apr 2021) > “Montana Death Records > 1993 Mar-1993 Apr” image 479; citing “Montana State Deaths, 1868-2018, State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Office of Vital Statistics, Helena, Montana, state registration number 93-001979, local registration number 5231, registered 8 Apr 1993”

marriage-scovill-spear-1914: Marriage registry entry for Elmer A. Scovill and Mary W. Spear (1914); Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 Apr 2021) > “1914 - 1915 > 459 (Fayette - Osceola)” image 502, license #96; citing “Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1951, page 1078; Iowa Department of Public Health; State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa”

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]

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