Source Citations for Mary Ann Shafer

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Source Citations

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”

book-history-of-noble-county-ohio-1887: History of Noble County, Ohio; Chicago: L. H. Watkins & Company, 1887; book image (PDF), Google Play (https://play.google.com: downloaded 20 Apr 2018), held by New York Public Library [The personal histories were collected from the identified individuals and their contemporaries. Other histories were collected from county records and other places, with the help of numerous county officials and others.]

census-us-1870-ps-ia-guthrie-union-2: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Guthrie County, Union, page 2 (form) or page 243B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) ⟩ "Iowa ⟩ Guthrie ⟩ Union" image 2; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 393 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545892]

marker-mary-spear-1887: Gravestone of Mary A. Spear (1887); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 26 May 2019), memorial ID 84992989, photograph uploaded 14 Feb 2012; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA)”

marriage-spear-shafer-1859: Marriage registry entry for Thomas Spear and Margaret Shafer (1859); Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 16 Jul 2020), “Noble ⟩ Marriage records 1852-1873” image 163; DGS 4,022,322, image 167; entry 1 (page 261); citing “Marriage Record, Years 1852 to 1873, (Vol. 1), pages 260-261; Probate Court, Noble County Court House, Noble County, Ohio, United States; Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, Columbus”

obituary-mary-spear-1887: Obituary for Mary A. Spear (1887); “Gone to Rest,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 7 May 2020), image “United States of America ⟩ Kansas ⟩ Atwood ⟩ The Republican Citizen ⟩ 1887 ⟩ 12 ⟩ 02" page 3; citing “The Republican Citizen (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 2 Dec 1887 (Friday), page 3, column 1”

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

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

Source Reference Details

Name Details

book-history-of-noble-county-ohio-1887:

Reference Detail: Page 477 (PDF page 552)

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Mary [Shafer]).

census-us-1870-ps-ia-guthrie-union-2:

Reference Detail: Line 3, dwelling 8

Comment Detail: Source includes [married] name (Mary A. Spear).

marker-mary-spear-1887:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Mary A. [Spear]).

marriage-spear-shafer-1859:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (⟨conflict⟩ Shafer). See research notes for conflict details.,

obituary-mary-spear-1887:

Comment Detail: Source notes married name (Mary A. Spear).

obituary-thomas-spear-1923:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Mary Ann Shafer).

Birth Details

birth-mary-spear-1883:

Comment Detail: Source includes location (Ohio).

census-us-1870-ps-ia-guthrie-union-2:

Reference Detail: Line 3, dwelling 8

Comment Detail: Source includes age (29) and location (Ohio). Using the official census date of 1 June 1870 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1840 to 1 June 1841.

marker-mary-spear-1887:

Comment Detail: Source includes age (⟨conflict⟩). See research notes for conflict details

obituary-mary-spear-1887:

Comment Detail: Source includes year (1840) and state (Ohio).

Death Details

obituary-mary-spear-1887:

Comment Detail: Source includes date and implied year (Nov. 28th, 1887).

obituary-thomas-spear-1923:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (November 28, 1887).

marker-mary-spear-1887:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (Nov. 28, 1887).

Father Details

book-history-of-noble-county-ohio-1887:

Reference Detail: Page 477 (PDF page 552)

Comment Detail: Source identifies Mary [Shafer] as a child of William Shafer. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

Mother Details

book-history-of-noble-county-ohio-1887:

Reference Detail: Page 477 (PDF page 552)

Comment Detail: Source identifies Mary [Shafer] as a child of Isabel Vorhies. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

Marriage Details

book-history-of-noble-county-ohio-1887:

Reference Detail: Page 477 (PDF page 552)

Comment Detail: Source notes Mary married _____ Spears. [This surname is known to be misspelled.]

marker-mary-spear-1887:

Comment Detail: Source notes that Mary A. was the wife of T.J. Spear.

marriage-spear-shafer-1859:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (26th day of June AD 1859) and location (Noble County, Ohio).

obituary-mary-spear-1887:

Comment Detail: Source notes marriage between Thomas Spear and Mary A.

obituary-thomas-spear-1923:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (June 26, 1859) of marriage of T.J. Spear and Mary Ann Shafer.

Miscellaneous Facts Details “Events”

obituary-mary-spear-1887:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (Nov. 30th) and location (Atwood Cemetery [located in Atwood, Kansas]) of burial.

marker-mary-spear-1887:

Comment Detail: Marker is located in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas.

obituary-mary-spear-1887:

Comment Detail: Source includes location (Atwood Cemetery [located in Atwood, Kansas]).

marker-mary-spear-1887:

Comment Detail: Marker is in Atwood Fairview Cemetery, in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas.

Miscellaneous Facts Details “Attributes”

obituary-mary-spear-1887:

Comment Detail: Source notes that she joined the M.E. (Methodist Episcopal) church when she was 17.

census-us-1870-ps-ia-guthrie-union-2:

Reference Detail: Line 3, dwelling 8

Comment Detail: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1870) and location (Union, in the County of Guthrie, State of Iowa).

Research Notes Details

marriage-spear-shafer-1859:

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marker-mary-spear-1887:

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research-a-spear-family-history:

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