Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Spaeth Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: William Spaeth
Posted by: kelly greer (ID *****4139) Date: July 16, 2003 at 14:46:45
In Reply to: Re: William Spaeth by Edmond Spaeth of 264

Unfortunately the Idaho Statesman's website is currently under construction, so I could not access the obitaury you referred to Mr. Spaeth.

However, I did locate an obituary for William I. Spaeth. In case this might be of interst to anyone else, this is the basics of what was reported in the North Side News (the newspaper for Jerome, Idaho) in the Obituary for William I. Spaeth:


Funeral services for William I. Spaeth 76, a former mayor, city councilman and businessman at Jerome were held March 12 at 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian church.......

He was born Sept. 3, 1896 at St. Louis, MO., and died March 9, 1973, in a Boise hospital........

After moving in 1930 to Jerome, where he was an automobile dealer until his retirement in 1962, Mr. Spaeth served for six years on the Jerome City Council, was council chairman, and also served a term as mayor of Jerome.

He served in France with the U.S. Armed Forces during World War I. He later moved to Idaho where he graduated from Link's School of Business in Boise.

He married the former Helen Greer June 9, 1920. She died in 1964.

He was an automobile dealer at Notus from 1920 to 1930 prior to moving to Jerome............

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Reed (Barbara) Clements, Lewiston (Idaho); a son, William J. Spaeth, Boise.

Two sisters, Mrs. Amelia McPherson, Caldwell (Idaho), and Mrs. Helen Norris, Big Fork, Mont.; two brothers, Robert G. Spaeth, Coeur D'Alene (Idaho), and Charles Spaeth, Yakima, Wash.; and five grandchildren.


I also found a man named William Spaeth, who was single, and 30 years old, and his POB was listed as Prussia, on the 1880 census of St. Louis. I'm wondering if this may have been William I. and Annie D. Spaeth's father (and the father of Charles, Robert G., Helen and Amelia as well). Does this information ring any bells for anyone here? Thanks

Notify Administrator about this message?
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network