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Re: Lelah Fawn, 1890 - 1969, Wisconsin; m. David Morton Spencer
Posted by: Ted Pack (ID *****6680) Date: November 09, 2003 at 08:22:02
In Reply to: Lelah Fawn by Tammy Ormsby of 45

1930 U.S. Federal Census > Wisconsin > Rock > Plymouth > District 47 > Page 1B

David M Spencer, 62, Head, age at 1st marriage 21, b. Ohio, father b. Ohio, mother born Ohio; occupation section head, C.N.W. Rwy

Lelah/Lilah (hard to read) A Spencer, 39, Wife, age at 1st m. 21 (so this is her first, his second, unless the enumerator made a mistake), born Wisconsin, father b. New York, mother b. New York

Children, all born Wisconsin:
Alva D Spencer, 15, Son,
Melvin S Spencer, 12, Son
Margaret E Spencer 10, Daughter
Robert J Spencer, 5, Son
Elanor D Spencer, 4, Daughter

So - she was born about 1891. My experience with census records tells me that date is accurate give or take 5 years. She and David married about 1912, again +/- 5. Alva comes along a year or two later, in 1915, which fits.

The RW SSDI
http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi
has
LELAH A SPENCER
b. 20 Sep 1890
d. 15 Aug 1969 in ZIP 53520 (Brodhead, Green, WI)

The Social Security Administration will sell you a copy of an SSN application for $27. It is better than a death certificate because the person himself /herself filled it out while he/she was still living. SSN applications have the person's name, birth date and birth place; mother's maiden name, father's name; place of employment, job title and home address at the time of application.

Click on "SS-5" on the SSDI site and the wizards at Roots Web will even format a letter to the SSA for you.

I'm not related. I find genealogical puzzles more interesting than cross-words.


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