Joel Spencer (1898 - 1962)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Joel Spencer’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Joel so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Joel’s biography.

Joel Spencer Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Joel Spencer and his immediate Spencer family. Add to Joel Spencer's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Joel.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Joel Spencer? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Mississippi

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Joel finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Joel attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Joel did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Joel Spencer is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Joel's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Joel's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Joel a religious man? Add Joel’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Joel during various points of his life.

Timeline

1898 - In the year that Joel Spencer was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

1917 - When he was 19 years old, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

1927 - Joel was 29 years old when aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

1951 - Joel was 53 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

1962 - In the year of Joel Spencer's passing, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

Joel Spencer Family Tree

Who was Joel’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Joel’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Joel's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Joel Spencer
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Joel's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Joel Spencer is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Joel Spencer died in November 1962 at 64 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Joel. He was born on September 12, 1898. We are unaware of information about Joel's immediate family. We know that Joel Spencer had been residing in Mississippi.

Memories

What do you remember about Joel Spencer? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Joel is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Joel Spencer

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources