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John Spensley
Birth: May 22, 1841, England
Death: Jan. 3, 1882
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Mineral Point biography from the Register of Deeds, Dodgeville, WI

JOHN SPENSLEY, proprietor of Spensley's Smelting Furnaces; is a native of Yorkshire, England; was born May 2, 1841; his parents came to the United States in 1848; they came to Wisconsin the following year and located in La Fayette Co., at Shullsburg, and, in 1856, they came to Mineral Point; he grew up and received his education in this State; in 1872, he succeeded his father in the smelting business, and since then has been engaged in mining and smelting; has a large farm of 400 acres adjoining the city; has held the office of City Alderman. Was united in marriage, Oct. 8, 1872, to Miss Mary J. Waller, of Dubuque, daughter of the late Robert Waller, one of the oldest and most honored residents or that city: they have three children -- Harker B., Robert W. and Maria.

Cause of death: Tuberculosis
Family links: 
  Harker Spensley (1813 - 1876)
  Ruth Spensley Spensley (1818 - 1877)
  Mary Jane Waller Spensley (1840 - 1934)*
  Mary Alice Spensley (1873 - 1874)*
  Harker Brentnal Spensley (1875 - 1946)*
  Robert Waller Spensley (1877 - 1910)*
  Maria Ruth Spensley (1881 - 1958)*
  John Spensley (1841 - 1882)
  Calvert Spensley (1846 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Graceland Cemetery
Mineral Point
Iowa County
Wisconsin, USA
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Record added: Sep 11, 2007
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Rest In Peace, John.
- RavenHawk
 Added: Aug. 16, 2011
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