Source Citations for Kenneth Maris Spear

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Source Citations

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.]

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]

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]

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]

census-us-1940-ps-sd-jones-11-1a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jones County, Lincoln Township, enumeration district 38-11, sheet 1A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) ⟩ "South Dakota ⟩ Jones ⟩ Lincoln ⟩ 38-11" image 2; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3859 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

marker-kenneth-ethel-spear-1975-1995: Gravestones for Kenneth Maris Spear (1975) and Ethel M. Spear (1995); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 6 May 2021), memorial IDs 59063160 (Kenneth) and 58062227 (Ethel), photographs uploaded 19 Sep 2010 to 58062227 and 23 Apr 2011 to 59063160; citing “Evergreen Cemetery (Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota, USA), Section N”

marriage-spear-marshall-1919: Record of marriage for Kenneth M. Spear and Ethel Caroline Marshall (1919); South Dakota, U.S., Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 27 Apr 2021) ⟩ “1919” image 136; citing “South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016; South Dakota Department of Health, Pierre, South Dakota; Draper, Jones County; registered no. 56 (68384)”

marriage-vondracek-spear-1947: Marriage certificate for Raymond P. Vondracek and Anna Grace Spear (1947); Montana, U.S., Marriage Records, 1943-1988, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 27 Apr 2021) ⟩ “1943-1956 ⟩ Custer ⟩ Cus 1 - Cus 2150” image 930; citing “Montana State Marriage Records, 1943-1986; Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana; state file no. Cus 928, license no. 8209”

obituary-cora-mcquisten-2008: Obituary for Cora E. (Spear) McQuisten (2008); Miller Funeral Home (https://www.millerfh.com: accessed 25 Apr 2018), Miller Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory – Downtown (Sioux Falls, 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”

obituary-ethel-spear-1995: Obituary for Ethel Caroline (Marshall) Spear (1995); “Today’s Obituaries / Ethel C. Spear,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 15 Jul 2021), image “United States of America ⟩ South Dakota ⟩ Rapid City ⟩ Rapid City Journal ⟩ 1995 ⟩ 11 ⟩ 01" page 17; citing “Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 1 Nov 1995 (Wednesday), page C2, column 1”

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

story-depression-stories-dorotha-dickey: Dorotha Dickey, “Maris’ History”; email from {private}, sent 26 Apr 2009

Source Reference Details

Name Details

census-us-1900-ps-ia-dallas-11-3b:

Reference Detail: Lines 94, dwelling 72

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Kenneth M. Spear).

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Kenneth Maris Spear).

census-us-1910-ps-sd-lyman-54-8a:

Reference Detail: Line 32, dwelling 9

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Kenneth M. Spear).

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-11-1a:

Reference Detail: Lines 44, dwelling 8

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Kenneth M. Spear).

census-us-1940-ps-sd-jones-11-1a:

Reference Detail: Line 5, household 2

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Kenneth M. Spear).

marker-kenneth-ethel-spear-1975-1995:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Kenneth Maris Spear).

marriage-spear-marshall-1919:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Kenneth M. Spear).

marriage-vondracek-spear-1947:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (K. M. Spear).

obituary-cora-mcquisten-2008:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Kenneth Spear).

obituary-david-spear-1940:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Kenneth M. Spear).

obituary-ethel-spear-1995:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Kenneth Spear).

Birth Details

census-us-1900-ps-ia-dallas-11-3b:

Reference Detail: Lines 94, dwelling 72

Comment Detail: Source includes date (Feb/1891), age (9), and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1890 to 1 June 1891, which encompasses the given date.

census-us-1910-ps-sd-lyman-54-8a:

Reference Detail: Line 32, dwelling 9

Comment Detail: Source includes age (19) and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a birth date range from 16 Apr 1890 to 15 Apr 1891.

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-11-1a:

Reference Detail: Lines 44, dwelling 8

Comment Detail: Source includes age (39) and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1890 to 1 Apr 1891.

census-us-1940-ps-sd-jones-11-1a:

Reference Detail: Line 5, household 2

Comment Detail: Source includes age (49) and location (Iowa). Using the official census date of 1 Apr 1940 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1890 to 1 Apr 1891.

marker-kenneth-ethel-spear-1975-1995:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (Feb 9 1891).

marriage-spear-marshall-1919:

Comment Detail: Source includes age (28) and location (US). Using his age and the marriage date of 25 Jun 1919 gives a birth date range from 26 Jun 1890 to 25 Jun 1891.

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (Feb 9, 1891) and location (⟨conflict⟩, Iowa). See research notes for conflict details.

Death Details

marker-kenneth-ethel-spear-1975-1995:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (Nov 27 1975).

obituary-ethel-spear-1995:

Comment Detail: Source includes year (1975).

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975:

Comment Detail: Source includes date ("Thursday morning" [for an obituary published Friday, 28 Nov 1975) and location ("here" [for a paper published in Rapid City, South Dakota]).

Father Details

census-us-1900-ps-ia-dallas-11-3b:

Reference Detail: Lines 92,94, dwelling 72

Comment Detail: Source identifies Kenneth M. Spear as a son of David C. Spear. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1910-ps-sd-lyman-54-8a:

Reference Detail: Lines 30,32, dwelling 9

Comment Detail: Source identifies Kenneth M. Spear as a son of David C. Spear. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-11-1a:

Reference Detail: Lines 44,49, dwelling 8

Comment Detail: Source identifies David C. Spear as the father of Kenneth M. Spear. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

obituary-david-spear-1940:

Comment Detail: Source identifies Kenneth M. Spear as a son of David C. Spear. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975:

Comment Detail: Source identifies Kenneth Maris Spear as a biological son of David ⟨conflict⟩ Spear. See research notes for conflict details.

Mother Details

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-11-1a:

Reference Detail: Lines 44,50, dwelling 8

Comment Detail: Source identifies Eva M. Spear as the mother of Kenneth M. Spear. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975:

Comment Detail: Source identifies Kenneth Maris Spear as a biological son of ⟨conflict⟩ Eva Spear. See research notes for conflict details.

Marriage Details

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-11-1a:

Reference Detail: Lines 44,45, dwelling 8

Comment Detail: Source identifies Ethel M. Spear as the wife of Kenneth M. Spear.

census-us-1940-ps-sd-jones-11-1a:

Reference Detail: Line 6, household 2

Comment Detail: Source identifies Ethel C. [Spear] as the wife of Kenneth M. Spear.

marker-kenneth-ethel-spear-1975-1995:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (June 25, 1919).

marriage-spear-marshall-1919:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (June 25, 1919) and location (Draper, Jones, SD).

obituary-ethel-spear-1995:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (June 25, 1919).

Miscellaneous Facts Details “Events”

marker-kenneth-ethel-spear-1975-1995:

Comment Detail: Source includes location (Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota, USA).

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975:

Comment Detail: Source includes school (Dakota Wesleyan Academy) and and location (Mitchell [, South Dakota]). Tthere is no such school. It could reference a high school associated with the university, but a cursory check revealed no such historical connection. For now, this is presumed to be the university.

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975:

Comment Detail: This is presumably the current College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences within South Dakota State University, in Brookings, South Dakota.

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975:

Comment Detail: Source notes service in the U. S. Army Tank Corps from 1917.

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975:

Comment Detail: Source notes service in the U. S. Army Tank Corps through 1919.

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975:

Comment Detail: Source includes organization (American Legion) and notes that Kenneth received his 50-year membership pin for the Legion, five years ago, before his death in 1975.

obituary-ethel-spear-1995:

Comment Detail: Source includes year (1960) Kenneth and Ethel sold their motel.

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975:

Comment Detail: Source includes year (1960).

marker-kenneth-ethel-spear-1975-1995:

Comment Detail: Source includes cemetery (Evergreen Cemetery) and location (Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota, USA).

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975:

Comment Detail: Source notes Kenneth was a cofounder of the Fall River Historical Society. (The formal name may be Fall River County Historical Society.)

Miscellaneous Facts Details “Attributes”

census-us-1900-ps-ia-dallas-11-3b:

Reference Detail: Lines 94, dwelling 72

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

book-proving-up-jones-county-history-1969:

Reference Detail: "The David C. Spear Family" (Kenneth and Ethel Spear), p. 413.

Comment Detail: Source includes date (1905) and location (Wessington Springs, South Dakota).

book-proving-up-jones-county-history-1969:

Reference Detail: "The David C. Spear Family" (Kenneth and Ethel Spear), p. 414.

Comment Detail: Source includes date (April, 1906) and location (... we started to [move from Wessington Springs to] "The Land of Promise").

book-proving-up-jones-county-history-1969:

Reference Detail: "Spear Family" (Mary Willett Spear), p. 415.

Comment Detail: 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:

Comment Detail: 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:

Reference Detail: Line 32, dwelling 9

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

marriage-spear-marshall-1919:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (25 Jun 1919) and location (Draper, Jones [, South Dakota]).

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-11-1a:

Reference Detail: Lines 44, dwelling 8

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

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-11-1a:

Reference Detail: Lines 44, dwelling 8

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

census-us-1940-ps-sd-jones-11-1a:

Reference Detail: Line 5, household 2

Comment Detail: Source includes date (1 Apr 1935) and location (Lincoln Township, Jones County, South Dakota).

census-us-1940-ps-sd-jones-11-1a:

Reference Detail: Line 5, household 2

Comment Detail: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and occupation (farmer).

census-us-1940-ps-sd-jones-11-1a:

Reference Detail: Line 5, household 2

Comment Detail: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and location (Lincoln Township, Jones County, South Dakota).

obituary-david-spear-1940:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (13 Apr 1940) and location (Draper [, South Dakota]).

obituary-ethel-spear-1995:

Comment Detail: Source includes date ([before] 1945) and location (Jones County [, South Dakota]).

book-proving-up-jones-county-history-1969:

Reference Detail: "The David C. Spear Family" (Kenneth and Ethel Spear), p. 414.

Comment Detail: Source includes date (1945), occupation (purchased a tourist court), and location (Hot Springs, South Dakota).

obituary-ethel-spear-1995:

Comment Detail: Source includes year (1945), motel name (Pine Knoll Kort Motel), and location (Hot Springs [, South Dakota]).

book-proving-up-jones-county-history-1969:

Reference Detail: "The David C. Spear Family" (Kenneth and Ethel Spear), p. 415.

Comment Detail: Source includes date (1945) and location (Hot Springs, South Dakota).

obituary-ethel-spear-1995:

Comment Detail: Source includes year (1945) and location (Hot Springs [, South Dakota]).

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975:

Comment Detail: Source includes year (1945) and location ("Black Hills, where he purchased and operated a motel at Hot Springs").

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975:

Comment Detail: Source implies that Kenneth and Ethel lived in Hot Springs ("at ...18th St.") through Kenneth's death on 27 Nov 1975.

obituary-kenneth-spear-1975:

Comment Detail: Source notes church (Methodist Church) and that he was an active member and layman in the church.

General Notes Details

book-proving-up-jones-county-history-1969:

Reference Detail: Pages 413,415 ("The David C. Spear Family")

Comment Detail: Though not specifially mentioned by name, Kenneth mentions "we" in the story he wrote.

Research Notes Details

obituary-david-spear-1940:

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obituary-kenneth-spear-1975:

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story-depression-stories-dorotha-dickey:

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research-a-spear-family-history:

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