William Spencer (1885 - 1978)

William Spencer
1885 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
William Spencer was born on January 1, 1885. He died in January 1978 at age 93. We know that William Spencer had been residing in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72114.
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William Spencer died in January 1978 at age 93. He was born on January 1, 1885. We have no information about William's surviving family. We know that William Spencer had been residing in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72114.
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In 1885, in the year that William Spencer was born, on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

In 1906, William was 21 years old when President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1914, at the age of 29 years old, William was alive when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1945, he was 60 years old when on February 19th, US Marines landed on the island of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Iwo Jima began. Lasting 5 weeks, it was some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II. The occupying Japanese forces were heavily armed and there were 21,000 Japanese soldiers on the island at the beginning of the battle. Only 216 Japanese soldiers were captured afterwards - the rest had been killed in action or committed suicide. 6,800 American soldiers died but the Americans took control of the island.

In 1978, in the year of William Spencer's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Other William Spencers

1821 - 1876
Unknown - Unknown
1872 - 1927
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
around 1896 - Mar 21, 1918
around 1914 - Dec 7, 1943
around 1915 - Oct 23, 1942
around 1915 - Sep 24, 1943
Unknown - May 22, 1916
around 1923 - Dec 6, 1944
around 1871 - Jun 13, 1915
Unknown - Oct 4, 1916
around 1885 - Jul 29, 1915
around 1891 - May 28, 1918
1894 - Aug 8, 1915
around 1874 - Sep 28, 1916
around 1884 - Oct 4, 1917
around 1924 - Mar 11, 1942
around 1888 - Jul 4, 1918

Other Spencers

Sep 19, 1895 - Jan 20, 1973
Mar 31, 1910 - October 1980
Jan 19, 1914 - Jul 25, 2000
Sep 10, 1920 - Oct 14, 1991
Oct 18, 1921 - Jul 20, 2007
Mar 14, 1920 - Feb 1, 2005
Nov 6, 1918 - Mar 1, 2005
Oct 29, 1918 - January 1978
Nov 1, 1904 - January 1975
Jul 16, 1955 - Nov 4, 2000
Dec 18, 1905 - July 1985
Feb 13, 1875 - December 1967
Apr 2, 1894 - Mar 17, 1991
Jul 20, 1910 - Feb 20, 1967
Dec 6, 1955 - October 1974
Apr 10, 1956 - December 1985
May 2, 1920 - Apr 14, 1988
Jul 20, 1895 - October 1973
Dec 1, 1906 - August 1980
Jul 28, 1901 - May 1971

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May 24, 1914 - June 1984
Dec 21, 1883 - May 1964
Jul 15, 1905 - April 1983
Jun 17, 1912 - January 1976
Feb 11, 1889 - September 1973
Oct 9, 1894 - October 1975
Mar 27, 1897 - February 1972
Nov 19, 1910 - March 1983
May 31, 1902 - August 1971
Nov 14, 1895 - November 1971
Dec 29, 1910 - May 21, 1988
Jan 13, 1906 - Mar 10, 2006
Jan 16, 1899 - Sep 15, 1974
Feb 20, 1888 - May 1964
Apr 23, 1907 - May 1983
Jan 31, 1881 - September 1963
Mar 10, 1920 - Feb 24, 2007
Jul 26, 1906 - Mar 31, 1994
Jul 2, 1914 - Oct 9, 2001
Jan 24, 1909 - Nov 8, 1989
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