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Ida Mary "Mame" Spencer Alden
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1867
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1950
Meade County
South Dakota, USA

Ida Mary Spencer (Mrs. Ida Alden) was born in Waterloo Iowa, February 5, 1867. Her mother, Eliza M. DuBois, was born in New York and her father, Franklin Spencer was born in Three Rivers, Michigan.

She lived in her early days in Kansas and later in Missouri.

At the age of 15 she came with her parents to Dakota territory, returning later to Waterloo, where she finished her education. She returned to Dakota territory in 1885.

In 1886 she was married to Everard F. Alden. Four children were born to them, Everard R., Mary Adeline, Arthur Freeman and Jack.

When the West River country was opened up, Mr. Alden came west in 1908 but Mrs. Alden remained in Faulk county to finish her second term as county superintendent of schools.

Mrs. Alden taught school for 48 years -- 24 years in Faulk county and 24 years in Perkins county.

She was preceeded in death by her son, Arthur Freeman, in 1926 and by her husband in 1944.

She passed away at her home in Faith on July 11 and was buried in the family lot beside her husband July 15, 1950.

She was a member of the Methodist church and also a member in good standing at the time of her death in the Rainbow branch Rebekah Lodge 162 of Faith, S.D.

She is survived by two sons, Everard R., and Jack, both of Faith, one daughter, Adeline Rockefellow, of Rapid City: two sisters, Josephine Brewer of Dell Rapids and Georgia Coleman of Silverton, Oregon.

She had 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and many relatives and friends.

Faith Newspaper - July 1950 
Family links: 
  Franklin Spencer (1838 - 1908)
  Eliza Maria DuBois Spencer (1848 - 1932)
  Everard Freeman Alden (1861 - 1943)*
  Everard Roderic Alden (1887 - 1977)*
  Mary Adeline Alden Qualls (1890 - 1966)*
  Arthur Freeman Alden (1892 - 1926)*
  Jack Alden (1893 - 1968)*
  Ida Mary Spencer Alden (1867 - 1950)
  Achia Jane Spencer Escott (1870 - 1931)*
  Georgia Spencer Coleman (1876 - 1951)*
  Josephine Spencer Brewer (1878 - 1954)*
*Calculated relationship
Faith Cemetery
Meade County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Kay Fordham
Record added: Mar 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34483434
Ida Mary Mame <i>Spencer</i> Alden
Added by: Kay Fordham
Ida Mary Mame <i>Spencer</i> Alden
Added by: Kay Fordham
Ida Mary Mame <i>Spencer</i> Alden
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My 3rd great-grandmother. Thinking of you... RIP
- Marissa Dodd
 Added: Oct. 29, 2015

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: May. 22, 2012

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