|Birth: ||Mar. 7, 1875|
|Death: ||Oct. 23, 1946|
Thursday, 24 Oct 1946, Telegraph Herald, Dubuque
Death Claims H. B. Spensley
Prominent Retired Realty, Insurance Man Dies
Harker B. Spensley, 71, of 430 Alpine St., widely known in real estate and insurance circles here until his retirement after many years of active work died at 8:40 Wednesday night at Finley Hospital.
The body is resting at the residence where friends may call after 7 o'clock Thursday evening. The funeral will be held at the home at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon and burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery.
Mr Spensley was born in Mineral Point, Wis., March 7, 1875, a son of John and Mary Jane Waller Spensley, and a grandson of John Robert Waller, a pioneer Dubuque County resident. He was educated in Dubuque High School and received his bachelor of law degrees from the State University of Iowa in 1896.
After graduation from law school, he became a senior partner of the real estate firm of Spensley, Bailey and Spensley, also handling farm mortgages and investments. At a later date the partnership was changed to Spensley and Spensley, in which he was a partner with his younger brother Robert W. Spensley, who died in 1940.
From 1910 to 1939, Mr Spensley had his own business at the H.B. Spensley real estate and insurance, and he was also president of the Spensley theater, which he operated until 1933. In 1939, he took his son-in-law William L Gallogly into the firm, now known as Spensley and Gallogly, which had been largely headed by Mr Gallogly, since the partial retirement on Mr Spensley, several years ago.
He was associated with the Dubuque County and State Bar Associations; the Masons; the York Rite and El Kahir Shrine, Cedar Rapids. Mr Spensley was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors are his wife, the former Elsie Tileston, whom he married in 1907; three daughters, Mrs William L. (Anne) Gallogly, Mrs John M (Mary Alice) Weir Jr, and Mrs Frank T. (Georgette) Hardie, all of Dubuque; one son Harker B. Spensley Jr of Denver, Colo. One sister Maria R Spensley, of Dubuque and 12 grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
John Spensley (1841 - 1882)
Mary Jane Waller Spensley (1840 - 1934)
Elsie Georgeana Tileston Spensley (1886 - 1954)
Anne Tileston Spensley Gallogly (1909 - 2001)*
Mary Alice Spensley Weir (1911 - 2006)*
Elsie Georgette Spensley Hardie (1913 - 1989)*
Harker Brentnal Spensley (1915 - 1993)*
Mary Alice Spensley (1873 - 1874)*
Harker Brentnal Spensley (1875 - 1946)
Robert Waller Spensley (1877 - 1910)*
Maria Ruth Spensley (1881 - 1958)*
Center Grove Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Gary Scoggin
Record added: Jun 26, 2007
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