|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1897|
|Death: ||Oct. 16, 1900|
son of William Penn Spencer & Eva Underwood Spencer; aged 3y 9m 7d
TAYLOR COUNTY, IOWA HISTORY, 1981, page 382: "Freddie, who burnt to death while his father was burning corn stalks when 3 1/2 years old..."
additional info from Jared Olar #47701897
Freddie's death was reported (with a few slight errors) on page 4 of the Thursday, 18 Oct. 1900 Bedford Free Press as follows:
"Tuesday morning the little four year old son of Pen Spencer, living seven miles southeast of Bedford, while playing around a brush fire made by his grandfather, was burned to death. When found, the little fellow was dead. The funeral was held yesterday. This was indeed a sad occurrence for the loving parents."
Freddie was actually 3 1/2, not 4 years old, and the farm was southwest, not southeast, of Bedford. This report also says it was Freddie's grandfather (Emanuel Lewis Underwood) who started the fire, whereas the Taylor County history says it was Freddie's father. I'm guessing that may not actually be a contradiction, since it was Penn Spencer's farm and Lewis presumably started the brush fire with Penn's permission or at his direction.
William Penn Spencer (1861 - 1934)
Eva Underwood Spencer (1866 - 1943)
Andrew Paul Spencer (1892 - 1958)*
Leland Spencer (1894 - 1953)*
Lela Spencer Blake (1894 - 1983)*
Freddie Spencer (1897 - 1900)
John Howard Spencer (1904 - 1948)*
Created by: Pat O'Dell
Record added: Jan 17, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103719809
In Memory of Freddie Spencer-My 5th cousin 2 Times Removed|
Joan of VA
Added: Jan. 29, 2013