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Eva Penrose Maris

Last updated 19 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Feb 1868 in , , Iowa, United States

Died: 23 May 1937 in Hill City, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Father: George Jenkins Maris (1841 – 1915)

Mother: Mary Elizabeth Smith (1847 – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885: George L. Maris and Annie M. Maris (compilers), The Maris Family in the United States: A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris, 1683–1885; West Chester, Pennsylvania: F. S. Hickman, 1885; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 20 Apr 2018), held by General Library of University of Michigan [Source includes abstracts from wills and other documents, along with interviews with contemporary descendants.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 159 (PDF page 262)

Comment: Source includes name (Eva P. [Maris]).

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975: Obituary for Kenneth Maris Spear (1975); “Kenneth M. Spear,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 6 May 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1975 > 11 > 28" page 6; citing “Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 28 Nov 1975 (Friday), page 6, column 2”

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

obituary-george-maris-1915: Obituary for George Jenkins Maris (1915); “G. J. Maris Dies”; Community History Archive / Guthrie Center (https://guthriecenter.advantage-preservation.com: accessed 24 Aug 2021), selection “Guthrie Times > 1915 > December 1915 > 18” page 4; citing “The Guthrie Times (Guthrie Center, Iowa), 18 Nov 1915 (Thursday), page 4, column 1” [Pages 4-5 seem to be duplicated as pages 6-7.]

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Eva P. Spear).

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 44 (PDF page 63)

Comment: Source includes name (Eva P. [Maris]).

census-us-1870-ps-ia-cedar-springdale-23: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Springdale Township, page 23 (form) or page 350[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Springdale" image 23; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 380 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545879]

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, dwelling 188

Comment: Source includes name (Eva [Maris]).

census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, enumeration district 354, page 6 (form/penned) or 167B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa > 354" image 6; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 331 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 29, dwelling 57

Comment: Source includes name (Eva P. Maris).

census-us-1900-ps-ia-dallas-11-3b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Dallas County, Linden, enumeration district 11, sheet 3B (form/penned) or page 114B (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 > Dallas > Linn > District 0011" image 6; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240427]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 93, dwelling 72

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Eva M. Spear).

census-us-1910-ps-sd-lyman-54-8a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lyman County, Lincoln Township, enumeration district 54, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 44A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Lyman > Lincoln > District 0054" image 1; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1484 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375497]

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 9

Comment: Source includes name (Eva M. Spear).

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-11-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jones County, Lincoln Township, enumeration district 38-11, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 242A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jones > Lincoln > District 0011" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2225 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341959]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 50, dwelling 8

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Eva M. Spear).

interview-cora-mcquisten-2007: Email conversation with Cora Ethel (Spear) McQuisten, 1 Dec 2007; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #2.

Comment: Source includes married name (Eva Penrose Spear).

marker-david-eva-spear-1940-1937: Gravestone of David C. (1940) and Eva P. (1937) Spear; Draper Cemetery (Jones County, South Dakota), block 50, lot 1; photographed before 2010, privately held

Comment: Source includes given name on one plaque (Eva P.) and family name on a common plaque (Spear), both on a single stone-covered, upright marker.

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 25 - May Deaths.

Comment: Source includes married name (Eva M. Spear).

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,
birth

census-us-1870-ps-ia-cedar-springdale-23: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Springdale Township, page 23 (form) or page 350[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Springdale" image 23; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 380 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545879]

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, dwelling 188

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

census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, enumeration district 354, page 6 (form/penned) or 167B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa > 354" image 6; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 331 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 29, dwelling 57

Comment: Source includes age (12) and location (Iowa). Using the official census date of 1 June 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1867 to 1 June 1868.

census-us-1900-ps-ia-dallas-11-3b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Dallas County, Linden, enumeration district 11, sheet 3B (form/penned) or page 114B (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 > Dallas > Linn > District 0011" image 6; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240427]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 93, dwelling 72

Comment: Source includes date (Feb/1868), age (32), and location (Iowa). Using her age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1867 to 1 June 1868, which encompasses the given date.

census-us-1910-ps-sd-lyman-54-8a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lyman County, Lincoln Township, enumeration district 54, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 44A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Lyman > Lincoln > District 0054" image 1; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1484 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375497]

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 9

Comment: Source includes age (42) and location (Iowa). Using her age and the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a birth date range from 16 Apr 1867 to 15 Apr 1868.

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-11-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jones County, Lincoln Township, enumeration district 38-11, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 242A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jones > Lincoln > District 0011" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2225 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341959]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 50, dwelling 8

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

marker-david-eva-spear-1940-1937: Gravestone of David C. (1940) and Eva P. (1937) Spear; Draper Cemetery (Jones County, South Dakota), block 50, lot 1; photographed before 2010, privately held

Comment: Source includes year (1868).

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,
death

book-proving-up-jones-county-history-1969: Ruth Iverson, Marj Strait, Margie Peters (ed.), Proving Up: Jones County History; Murdo, South Dakota: privately published, Book and Thimble Club [of Murdo], 1969 [History of Jones County along with personal reminiscences.]

Additional detail for reference: "The David C. Spear Family" (Kenneth and Ethel Spear), p. 415, col. 2.

Comment: Source includes year (Mrs. [D. C.] Spear passed away in 1937...).

marker-david-eva-spear-1940-1937: Gravestone of David C. (1940) and Eva P. (1937) Spear; Draper Cemetery (Jones County, South Dakota), block 50, lot 1; photographed before 2010, privately held

Comment: Source includes year (1937).

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 25 - May Deaths.

Comment: Source includes date ([May] 23 [...] 1937).

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,
father

book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885: George L. Maris and Annie M. Maris (compilers), The Maris Family in the United States: A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris, 1683–1885; West Chester, Pennsylvania: F. S. Hickman, 1885; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 20 Apr 2018), held by General Library of University of Michigan [Source includes abstracts from wills and other documents, along with interviews with contemporary descendants.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 159 (PDF page 262)

Comment: Source identifies Eva P. [Maris] as a child of George J. Maris. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 44 (PDF page 63)

Comment: Source identifies Eva P. [Maris] as a child of George Jenkins Maris. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, enumeration district 354, page 6 (form/penned) or 167B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa > 354" image 6; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 331 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 29, dwelling 57

Comment: Source identifies Eva P. Maris as a daughter of George J. Maris. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

obituary-george-maris-1915: Obituary for George Jenkins Maris (1915); “G. J. Maris Dies”; Community History Archive / Guthrie Center (https://guthriecenter.advantage-preservation.com: accessed 24 Aug 2021), selection “Guthrie Times > 1915 > December 1915 > 18” page 4; citing “The Guthrie Times (Guthrie Center, Iowa), 18 Nov 1915 (Thursday), page 4, column 1” [Pages 4-5 seem to be duplicated as pages 6-7.]

Comment: Source identifies Eva P. Spear as a child of George Jenkins Maris. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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,
mother

book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885: George L. Maris and Annie M. Maris (compilers), The Maris Family in the United States: A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris, 1683–1885; West Chester, Pennsylvania: F. S. Hickman, 1885; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 20 Apr 2018), held by General Library of University of Michigan [Source includes abstracts from wills and other documents, along with interviews with contemporary descendants.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 159 (PDF page 262)

Comment: Source identifies Eva P. [Maris] as a child of Mary Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 44 (PDF page 63)

Comment: Source identifies Eva P. [Maris] as a child of Mary E. Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

obituary-george-maris-1915: Obituary for George Jenkins Maris (1915); “G. J. Maris Dies”; Community History Archive / Guthrie Center (https://guthriecenter.advantage-preservation.com: accessed 24 Aug 2021), selection “Guthrie Times > 1915 > December 1915 > 18” page 4; citing “The Guthrie Times (Guthrie Center, Iowa), 18 Nov 1915 (Thursday), page 4, column 1” [Pages 4-5 seem to be duplicated as pages 6-7.]

Comment: Source identifies Eva P. Spear as a child of Mary E. Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: David C. Spear (1862 – 1940)

Married: 3 Apr 1890 in , Guthrie County, Iowa, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 44 (PDF page 63)

Comment: Source notes that Eva P. [Maris] was the wife of D. Spear.

book-proving-up-jones-county-history-1969: Ruth Iverson, Marj Strait, Margie Peters (ed.), Proving Up: Jones County History; Murdo, South Dakota: privately published, Book and Thimble Club [of Murdo], 1969 [History of Jones County along with personal reminiscences.]

Additional detail for reference: "The David C. Spear Family" (Kenneth and Ethel Spear), p. 414, image caption.

Comment: Source includes date (April 3, 1890) and location (Guthrie County, Iowa).

census-us-1900-ps-ia-dallas-11-3b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Dallas County, Linden, enumeration district 11, sheet 3B (form/penned) or page 114B (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 > Dallas > Linn > District 0011" image 6; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240427]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 92,93, dwelling 72

Comment: Source identifies Eva M. Spear as the wife of David C. Spear and the number of years married (10) for both. Using the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a marriage date range from 2 June 1889 to 1 June 1890.

census-us-1910-ps-sd-lyman-54-8a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lyman County, Lincoln Township, enumeration district 54, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 44A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Lyman > Lincoln > District 0054" image 1; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1484 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375497]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 30,31, dwelling 9

Comment: Source identifies Eva M. Spear as the wife of David C. Spear and the number of years married (20) for both. Using the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a marriage date range from 16 Apr 1889 to 15 Apr 1890.

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Child: Kenneth Maris Spear (1891 – 1975)

Child: Lyle Gilbert Spear (1893 – 1894)

Child: Mary A. Spear (1896 – 2007)

Child: George Emmor Spear (1898 – 1991)

Child: David Chester Spear (1907 – 1920)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at Draper, Jones County, South Dakota, United States

Cemetery: (Draper Cemetery) at Draper, Jones County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

marker-david-eva-spear-1940-1937: Gravestone of David C. (1940) and Eva P. (1937) Spear; Draper Cemetery (Jones County, South Dakota), block 50, lot 1; photographed before 2010, privately held

Comment: Marker is located in Draper Cemetery, in Draper, South Dakota.

marker-david-eva-spear-1940-1937: Gravestone of David C. (1940) and Eva P. (1937) Spear; Draper Cemetery (Jones County, South Dakota), block 50, lot 1; photographed before 2010, privately held

Comment: Marker is located in Draper Cemetery, in Draper, South Dakota.

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Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1870 at Springdale, Cedar County, Iowa, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1880 at Iowa Township, Cedar County, Iowa, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Linn, Dallas County, Iowa, United States

Residence: 1903 at Wessington Springs, Jerauld County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 5 May 1906 at , Lyman County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 15 Apr 1910 at Lincoln Township, Lyman County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 1915 at Draper, Lyman County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Lincoln Township, Jones County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1870-ps-ia-cedar-springdale-23: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Springdale Township, page 23 (form) or page 350[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Springdale" image 23; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 380 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545879]

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, dwelling 188

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

census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, enumeration district 354, page 6 (form/penned) or 167B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa > 354" image 6; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 331 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 29, dwelling 57

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1880) and location (Iowa Township, in the County of Cedar, State of Iowa).

census-us-1900-ps-ia-dallas-11-3b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Dallas County, Linden, enumeration district 11, sheet 3B (form/penned) or page 114B (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 > Dallas > Linn > District 0011" image 6; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240427]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 93, dwelling 72

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Linden, County: Dallas, State: Iowa).

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975: Obituary for Kenneth Maris Spear (1975); “Kenneth M. Spear,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 6 May 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1975 > 11 > 28" page 6; citing “Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 28 Nov 1975 (Friday), page 6, column 2”

Comment: Source includes year (1903), noting it was the year the family moved, and location (Wessington Springs [, South Dakota]).

book-proving-up-jones-county-history-1969: Ruth Iverson, Marj Strait, Margie Peters (ed.), Proving Up: Jones County History; Murdo, South Dakota: privately published, Book and Thimble Club [of Murdo], 1969 [History of Jones County along with personal reminiscences.]

Additional detail for reference: "Spear Family" (Mary Willett Spear), p. 415.

Comment: Source includes date (May 5, 1906) and location (Jones (then Lyman) County [, South Dakota]). Although D.C. is not explicitly named here, Mary was D.C.'s daughter and she is talking about her parents and siblings relocating to the Lyman County farm.

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975: Obituary for Kenneth Maris Spear (1975); “Kenneth M. Spear,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 6 May 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1975 > 11 > 28" page 6; citing “Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 28 Nov 1975 (Friday), page 6, column 2”

Comment: Source includes year (1906) and location (Jones County, northwest of Draper). Note that Jones County did not exist until 1916. Their move was to Lyman County, which included the future Jones County.

census-us-1910-ps-sd-lyman-54-8a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lyman County, Lincoln Township, enumeration district 54, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 44A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Lyman > Lincoln > District 0054" image 1; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1484 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375497]

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 9

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

obituary-george-maris-1915: Obituary for George Jenkins Maris (1915); “G. J. Maris Dies”; Community History Archive / Guthrie Center (https://guthriecenter.advantage-preservation.com: accessed 24 Aug 2021), selection “Guthrie Times > 1915 > December 1915 > 18” page 4; citing “The Guthrie Times (Guthrie Center, Iowa), 18 Nov 1915 (Thursday), page 4, column 1” [Pages 4-5 seem to be duplicated as pages 6-7.]

Comment: Source includes source publication year (1915) and location (Draper, So. Dak.).

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-11-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jones County, Lincoln Township, enumeration district 38-11, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 242A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jones > Lincoln > District 0011" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2225 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341959]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 50, dwelling 8

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

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Eva, along with her parents and siblings, were early members of the Wichita Methodist Church, dedicated in June 1898. Eva was also responsible for organizing the first Ladies Aid for the church, soon after its dedication. They raised money through church suppers and bazaars, and created a name quilt in 1902, sponsored by the sale of quilt blocks with people's names. The quilt was sold at auction to Steve Gilson for $20. (As of 1976, it was in the possession of his daughter.) [periodical-wichita-church-bicentennial-1976]

By 1930, David and Eva had moved in with son Kenneth's family in Jones County. The next year however, they had moved back to their old homstead in Pennington County. They lived there, with son George's family, for the rest of their lives. [book-proving-up-jones-county-history-1969, census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-11-1a]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

book-proving-up-jones-county-history-1969: Ruth Iverson, Marj Strait, Margie Peters (ed.), Proving Up: Jones County History; Murdo, South Dakota: privately published, Book and Thimble Club [of Murdo], 1969 [History of Jones County along with personal reminiscences.]

Additional detail for reference: "The David C. Spear Family" (Kenneth and Ethel Spear), p. 415, col. 2.

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-11-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jones County, Lincoln Township, enumeration district 38-11, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 242A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jones > Lincoln > District 0011" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2225 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341959]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 44,49,50, dwelling 8

periodical-wichita-church-bicentennial-1976: “Wichita Church Bicentennial Honors Past, Present Members, Friends” by Mrs. Lloyd Weigel, event description; Bayard News (Bayard, Iowa), database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 29 Apr 2018) > “1976 > June > 10” image 5; citing “The Bayard News (Bayard, Guthrie County, Iowa), 10 Jun 1976 (Thursday), page 5, column 1”

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Given Name: This database uses Eva Penrose. The obituary of her son Kenneth uses Etta Eva. I have no idea where "Etta" came from but it is clearly an error. [obituary-kenneth-spear-1975]

Birth Date: This database uses 6 Feb 1868. Using her age (3) on the official 1870 census date of 1 June 1870 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1866 to 1 June 1867. [census-us-1870-ps-ia-cedar-springdale-23]

Birth Date: This database uses 6 Feb 1868. The 1930 U.S. Census gives an age of (63), which, when applied to the offical census date of 1 Apr 1930, gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1866 to 1 Apr 1867. [census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-11-1a]

FOLLOWUP

Eva may have been born 6 Feb 1868 in Springdale, Cedar County, Iowa, and died [near] Hill City, South Dakota. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Eva was born into a Quaker family, but may have joined the Methodist Church when she was 14, after her family moved to Guthrie County, IA. (From a transcribed copy of her obituary in an unidentified Pennington County, SD newspaper, May 1937.)

Were David and Eva actually married in Wichita, Iowa? [research-a-spear-family-history]

In 1926, Eva's husband D.C. purchased 12 acres and a cabin in the Black Hills near Keystone, where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Because of the visible stone core of the Hills rising above the home, Eva named it Rock Valley. Many days were spent collecting the colorful quartz and obsidian to construct a layered retaining wall in front of the house. (from A History of Pennington County, S.D. by the Pennington County History Book Committee, published in Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Co., 1986 -- found in the Rapid City Public Library)

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census-us-1870-ps-ia-cedar-springdale-23: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Springdale Township, page 23 (form) or page 350[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Springdale" image 23; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 380 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545879]

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, dwelling 188

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-11-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jones County, Lincoln Township, enumeration district 38-11, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 242A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jones > Lincoln > District 0011" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2225 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341959]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 50, dwelling 8

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975: Obituary for Kenneth Maris Spear (1975); “Kenneth M. Spear,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 6 May 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1975 > 11 > 28" page 6; citing “Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 28 Nov 1975 (Friday), page 6, column 2”

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

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