R O Spencer (1907 - 1964)

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R O Spencer
1907 - 1964
updated February 06, 2019
R O Spencer was born on July 7, 1907. R died on October 15, 1964 at age 57.


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R O Spencer passed away on October 15, 1964 at 57 years of age. R was born on July 7, 1907. We are unaware of information about R's family.
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In 1907, in the year that R O Spencer was born, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1920, this person was just 13 years old when the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1931, by the time this person was 24 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1958, at the age of 51 years old, R was alive when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1964, in the year of R O Spencer's passing, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

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Jason Spencer
Jun 9, 1892 - January 1966
Jacksonville, Alabama
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Feb 3, 1898 - Apr 28, 2002
Birmingham, AL
Joseph Spencer
Mar 4, 1908 - June 1970
Birmingham, Alabama
Calvin Spencer
Aug 2, 1900 - June 1973
Vredenburgh, Alabama
Leah Spencer
Oct 2, 1894 - December 1984
Coy, Alabama
Roy Spencer
Feb 3, 1905 - October 1976
Jay, Florida
Joe Spencer
Dec 25, 1891 - March 1978
Talladega, Alabama
Tomonicia L Spencer
Nov 11, 1978 - Jan 4, 2008
Mobile, AL
Clifford M Spencer
Feb 15, 1898 - Jul 17, 1996
Birmingham, AL
W B Spencer
Sep 19, 1913 - Mar 6, 1990
Talladega, AL
William Spencer
Jan 25, 1895 - November 1969
Birmingham, Alabama
Mabel Spencer
Nov 6, 1901 - June 1984
Birmingham, Alabama
Christine S Spencer
Sep 23, 1911 - May 15, 2002
Jay, FL
James Spencer
Jan 18, 1906 - April 1981
Birmingham, Alabama
Sampson Spencer
Jul 20, 1901 - July 1969
Birmingham, Alabama
Herman Spencer
Sep 25, 1895 - October 1968
Bessemer, Alabama
Ephraim Spencer
Oct 25, 1896 - July 1978
Fairfield, Alabama
Robert Spencer
Jun 20, 1899 - April 1966
Bessemer, Alabama
Will Spencer
Mar 6, 1892 - May 1963
Bonnie Spencer
Jun 19, 1903 - April 1956

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Nov 28, 1896 - April 1969
Birmingham, Alabama
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Toccoa, GA
John M Malone
May 19, 1913 - Dec 24, 2002
Lyman, SC
Lindsey Shouse
Mar 26, 1891 - September 1981
Velma Smith
Jul 15, 1895 - Sep 7, 1993
Birmingham, AL
Carson Starnes
Jul 27, 1904 - December 1983
Birmingham, Alabama
Lucy Starnes
Jun 11, 1908 - June 1983
Pell City, Alabama
H Shirley
May 18, 1905 - February 1987
Demopolis, Alabama
Vida T Harrison
May 23, 1914 - December 1992
Marion, AL
Lorene Lloyd
Oct 30, 1900 - July 1972
Selma, Alabama
Betty S Williams
Dec 1, 1915 - Apr 23, 2004
Demopolis, AL
Golda W Debray
Sep 22, 1920 - Mar 2, 2009
Selma, AL
Virginia Etheridge
Sep 14, 1916 - May 18, 2003
San Antonio, TX
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Richard Kempf
Nov 22, 1903 - December 1953
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Sep 2, 1911 - Dec 3, 1991
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