Nellie Viola <I>Godfrey</I> Spencer

Nellie Viola Godfrey Spencer

Birth
Wisconsin, USA
Death 21 Sep 1942 (aged 81)
New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 210913429 · View Source
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Nellie Viola Godfrey was born July 4, 1861 in Wisconsin, the second of eight children born to Maurice Godfrey and Myra Adelaide Fenlason Godfrey.

On August 24, 1882, she married Alexander Ramsey Spencer in Stillwater, Minnesota, according to Minnesota marriage records. They would have one daughter, Viola May Spencer, born on May 12, 1884 in Stillwater, Minnesota.

She and Alexander would live much of their lives in Minnesota where he worked as a ship carpenter. The 1930 US Census shows them to be living in New York City when she is 68 and Alexander is 78 years old. Presumably, they moved there to be near their daughter, who had married Barnard Marvelle in 1936 and resided in New York.

Nellie’s husband died in New York in 1939, and the 1940 US Census shows her living with her daughter and son-in-law, Viola and Bernard Marvelle in Bronx, New York City. She is 78 years old in this census.

Her death certificate indicates she died September 21, 1942 in Bronx, New York City at the age of 81. The death certificate further indicates she was buried September 24, 1942 in Kensico Cemetery. Her son-in-law Bernard Marvelle, is the informant on the death certificate, and her daughter Viola M. Marvelle, is shown as executor of her estate.

(Bio compiled by Lora Hammond Weber as of June, 2020)


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  • Created by: Lora Hammond Weber
  • Added: 5 Jun 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 210913429
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nellie Viola Godfrey Spencer (4 Jul 1861–21 Sep 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 210913429, citing Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Lora Hammond Weber (contributor 48221330) .