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Ida May Spurlock Kern
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Birth: Apr. 23, 1892
Perlee
Jefferson County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1973
Fort Collins
Larimer County
Colorado, USA

Ida Spurlock was born to John William and Eliza Jane (Johnson) Spurlock on April 23 1892 in Perlee Iowa. She was the fifth of eight children.

The family moved to Schuyler Nebraska where they appeared in the 1900 census. In 1903, they moved on to Lyons, Colorado then on to the area north of Fort Collins Where John farmed and worked on the railroad.

Ida grew up with brothers, learning to shoot, ride horseback and combat the many rattlesnakes that frequented their foothills home. She loved to whistle (like her father) and crochet/tat like her mother.

Ida married Harry Kern on June 26 1913 in McCook Nebraska. They made their home in Fort Collins for a time. During WWI, Harry took his family to California while he welded on the ships going to war. He and Ida also went to Northern Montana, where they homesteaded on the Canadian border, raising barley for the US Cavalry. Ill health caused them to return to family and medical services just before the homestead was "proven up".

Harry returned to working at the new Great Western Sugar factory and remained there for 42 years. Ida worked at home, raising acres of strawberries, chickens, pigs, and cows.

Ida and Harry had three children: Lois Elizabeth, Barbara Jane and Lawrence Russell Kern (as well as taking care of her baby niece, Ruby Drennon, when Ida's sister became ill).

Harry built their log home at the corner of Vine Drive and Overland Road. He also built a house next to his own for his daughter "Betty" and her family. Ida helped raise her grandchildren as well.

Ida was raised a Baptist but when her son became an Episcopal Priest, Ida joined that church in support of her son. She remained a faithful Christian and kept the values of her parents.

She died in April of 1973 after suffering from heart and related problems, in Poudre Valley Hospital. She left behind the love of her life, Harry, and three children, six grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, one sister (Nellie Drennon) and two of her brothers (Adrian and Guy Spurlock). Ida is buried next to her parents, her sister and her son, Lawrence, in Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins. 
 
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 Parents:
  John William Spurlock (1853 - 1924)
  Eliza Jane Johnson Spurlock (1859 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  Harold Russell Kern (1889 - 1976)*
 
 Children:
  Lois Elizabeth Kern Alvarez (1914 - 1987)*
  Barbara Jane Kern Tuttle (1926 - 2015)*
  Lawrence Russell Kern (1930 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Walter Hershel Spurlock (1880 - 1957)*
  Clement Franklin 'Frank' Spurlock (1884 - 1954)*
  Adrian A Spurlock (1886 - 1963)*
  Nellie Alice Spurlock Drennon (1889 - 1976)*
  Ida May Spurlock Kern (1892 - 1973)
  George B Spurlock (1895 - 1900)*
  Ethel Leora Spurlock Schofield (1896 - 1976)*
  Guy Marion Spurlock (1899 - 1976)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Grandview Cemetery
Fort Collins
Larimer County
Colorado, USA
Plot: G L 169 10
 
Maintained by: KET
Originally Created by: Derald Johnson
Record added: Mar 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50478167
Ida May <i>Spurlock</i> Kern
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Ida May <i>Spurlock</i> Kern
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Ida May <i>Spurlock</i> Kern
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