SPENCE, John

SPENCE, John

Male 1834 - 1902  (67 years)

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  • Name SPENCE, John  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 12 Dec 1834  , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Immigration Aug 1849  [4
    to the United States 
    Naturalization 15 Jul 1854  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    before the Circuit Court of Bosto 
    Naturalization 10 Aug 1858 
    Died 1902 
    Buried 23 Dec 1902  Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    125 Central Street
    Rockland, MA
    USA
    617.878.0900 
    Notes 
    • HISTORY and DIRECTORY of ROCKLAND and HANOVER, for 1892. On page 49, lists John Spence as a member of the Board of Directors and the Treasurer of the St. Alphonsus Total Abstinence Society in Rockland.

      RESIDENT and BUSINESS DIRECTORY of ROCKLAND, HANOVER, and NORWELL, MASSACHUSETTS. 1907. On page 45, shows an ad for JOHN SPENCE & CO. It reads, "JOHN SPENCE & CO., Leather and Leather Remnants, Shoe Trimmings and Bleachers of Calf Skirtings, 350 Plain Street, Rockland, Mass."

      John and Annie Foye Spence were godparents to Luke John Cashman, the 10th and last child of James Cashman and Catherine Long. Luke was baptized in Weymouth, MA, on 6 aug 1866. [8]
    • (Research):According to a passenger list for the Bark Norma, which arrived in Boston on August 10, 1849, a twelve year old named, John Spense, sailed to America in the company of thirty-year-old Manual Coffee. Could Manual be Mary A. Coffey's brother?
    • (Medical):In 1895, at age 60, John was described as being in good health.

    Father SPENCE, James,   b. 1805, , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1857, Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother COFFEY, Mary A.,   b. 1813, , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1862  (Age 49 years) 

    Spouse FOYE, Ann,   b. Feb 1840, , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 20 May 1859  Randolph, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. SPENCE, Mary A.,   b. 27 Mar 1860, Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1926  (Age 65 years)
    +2. SPENCE, James William,   b. 4 Jan 1862, Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1925, Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. SPENCE, John J.,   b. 4 Oct 1863, Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933  (Age 69 years)
     4. SPENCE, Sara Jane,   b. 8 Aug 1867, , , Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931  (Age 63 years)
    +5. SPENCE, William Henry,   b. 28 Jan 1871, Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957  (Age 85 years)
    +6. SPENCE, Emily Frances,   b. 13 May 1874, , , Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956, , , Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. SPENCE, Rose Ethel,   b. 11 Jul 1880, Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950  (Age 69 years)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Dec 1834 - , , , Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - before the Circuit Court of Bosto - 15 Jul 1854 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 May 1859 - Randolph, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SPENCE, Mary A. - 27 Mar 1860 - Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SPENCE, James William - 4 Jan 1862 - Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SPENCE, John J. - 4 Oct 1863 - Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SPENCE, Sara Jane - 8 Aug 1867 - , , Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SPENCE, William Henry - 28 Jan 1871 - Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SPENCE, Emily Frances - 13 May 1874 - , , Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SPENCE, Rose Ethel - 11 Jul 1880 - Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    125 Central Street
    Rockland, MA
    USA
    617.878.0900 - 23 Dec 1902 - Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
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  • Headstones
    178 unkn Spence family headstone
    178 unkn Spence family headstone
    This stone, located in Saint Patrick Cemetery in Rockland, MA, marks the graves of John Spence (1834-1902), Ann Foye Spence (1840-1919), Mary A. Spence (1860-1926), Sara J. Spence (1867-1931), John J. Spence (1863-1933), Rose Ethel Spence (1880-1950). [Photo credit: Donna Goldstein]
    178 unkn Spence family headstone detail
    178 unkn Spence family headstone detail
    This stone, located in Saint Patrick Cemetery in Rockland, MA, marks the graves of John Spence (1834-1902), Ann Foye Spence (1840-1919), Mary A. Spence (1860-1926), Sara J. Spence (1867-1931), John J. Spence (1863-1933), Rose Ethel Spence (1880-1950). [Photo credit: Donna Goldstein]
    178 unkn Spence headstone
    178 unkn Spence headstone
    This stone, located in Saint Patrick Cemetery in Rockland, MA, marks the graves of John Spence (1834-1902), Ann Foye Spence (1840-1919), Mary A. Spence (1860-1926), Sara J. Spence (1867-1931), John J. Spence (1863-1933), Rose Ethel Spence (1880-1950). [Photo credit: Donna Goldstein]
    178 unkn John Spence grave marker
    178 unkn John Spence grave marker
    This stone, located in Saint Patrick Cemetery in Rockland, MA, marks the grave of John Spence (1834-1902). [Photo credit: Donna Goldstein]

    Business
    178 1907 John Spence and Co ad
    178 1907 John Spence and Co ad
    This ad appeared on page 45 of the 1907 Rockland Resident and Business Directory. It reads, "JOHN SPENCE & CO., Leather and Leather Remnants, Shoe Trimmings and Bleachers of Calf Skirtings, 350 Plain Street, Rockland, Mass."
    178 1880 US Census John Spence business
    178 1880 US Census John Spence business

    Directories
    178 1892 Rockland History and Directory
    178 1892 Rockland History and Directory
    HISTORY and DIRECTORY of ROCKLAND and HANOVER, for 1892. On page 28, lists Sarah Spence as a teacher at the North Avenue primary school in Rockland. On page 49, lists John Spence as a member of the Board of Directors and the Treasurer of the St. Alphonsus Total Abstinence Society in Rockland. On page 87, lists Daniel Riordan, shoemaker, as residing at Liberty Sq. On page 90, lists James W. Spence, leather &c, of John Spence & Co, as residing at Reed near Plain. Also lists, John Spence, leather merchant, of J Spence & Co, as residing at Plain near Reed. Also lists, John J. Spence, leather &c, of John Spence & Co, as boarding at John Spence's. Also lists, Sarah Spence, school teacher, as boarding with J. Spence. Also lists, Wm H Spence, book-keeper, of J. Spence & Co, as boarding with John Spence. On page 109, lists the business of John Spence & Co, Plain St, under the heading LEATHER REMNANTS.
    178 1907 Hanover Rockland Norwell directory
    178 1907 Hanover Rockland Norwell directory
    RESIDENT and BUSINESS DIRECTORY of ROCKLAND, HANOVER, and NORWELL, MASSACHUSETTS. 1907.  On page 45, shows an ad for JOHN SPENCE & CO at 350 Plain Street (with photo). On page 117, lists Daniel Riordan, shoe maker, as residing at 53 Liberty Sq.; lists, Alice C. Riordan, Tuft's college student, as boarding at 53 Liberty Square; lists, Katherine F. Riordan, shoe stitcher, as boarding at 53 Liberty Sq. On page 123, lists Emily F. Spence, bookkeeper, as boarding at 364 Plain; lists James W. Spence, Shoe mfr. and treasurer Albert Culyer Co., as residing at 295 Reed; lists Mrs. John Spence as residing at 364 Plain; lists John Spence & Co., leather remnants, at 350 Plain; lists John J. Spence, leather etc., as boarding at 364 Plain; lists Miss Mary A. Spence as boarding at 364 Plain; lists Miss R. Ethel Spence as boarding at 364 Plain; lists Miss Sarah J. Spence, school teacher, as boarding at 364 Plain; lists Willilam H. Spence, leather remnants, as residing at 19 Exchange.

    Immigration & Travel
    178 1849 Bark Norma from Ireland passenger list
    178 1849 Bark Norma from Ireland passenger list
    August 1849. COPY of Report and List of the Passengers taken on board the Bark Norma of New Bedford whereof Eben R. Smith is Master, burthen 289 tons, and 12/95ths of a ton, bound from the Port of Ireland for Boston.   On the second to last line on page 3, there is an entry for John Spense, age 12, male, laborer, of Ireland, bound for USA.  NOTE: The name just above John's is Manuel Coffee. Could this be an uncle? John's mother's maiden name was Coffey.

    News
    178 1902 John Spence obit Boston Daily Globe
    178 1902 John Spence obit Boston Daily Globe
    John Spence's obituary was published in the Boston Daily Globe on 22 Dec 1902.
    178 1902 John Spence funeral Boston Daily Globe
    178 1902 John Spence funeral Boston Daily Globe
    Boston Daily Globe - John Spence's Funeral - Boston Business Men and Rockland Town Officials in Attendance - ROCKLAND, Mass Dec 23 -  The funeral of John Spence, a well known Boston business man, was held at the church of the Holy Family this morning. There was a large attendance, including business men from Boston and adjoining towns, town officials and a delegation was present from the Rockland commercial club, of which he was a member. A solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev James H. O'Neil, assisted by Rev John M. Gallagher as deacon, and Rev. D.J. Herlihy of Brockton subdeacon. Cherubini's mass in C minor was rendered by a choir composed of Mrs J.J. Herrick soprano, Mrs T.H. Keenan contraito, John B. Donovan tenor and A.E. de Andris bass. The interment was at Saint Patrick cemetery. The pallbearers were O.F. Hennigan, Edward Kelly and G.C.Flynn of Boston, selectmen J.J. McCarthy and Dennis Mahoney of Rockland, and John Cashman of Quincy.

    Vital Records
    178 1867 Sara Jane Spence baptism record
    178 1867 Sara Jane Spence baptism record
    August 11th - Baptized Sarah Jane born 7th of John Spence and Anne Foy - Sponsors James Corkery and Rosanna Foy - A. L. Roche

  • Sources 
    1. [S37] Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - The New York Times. New York, NY, USA: The New York Times, 1851-2001.The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA, USA: The Los Angeles Times, 1881-1894.The Boston Globe. Bost;), Boston Daily Globe, 1902, image 1214, John Spence (Reliability: 3).
      178 1902 John Spence funeral Boston Daily Globe
      178 1902 John Spence funeral Boston Daily Globe
      Boston Daily Globe - John Spence's Funeral - Boston Business Men and Rockland Town Officials in Attendance - ROCKLAND, Mass Dec 23 -  The funeral of John Spence, a well known Boston business man, was held at the church of the Holy Family this morning. There was a large attendance, including business men from Boston and adjoining towns, town officials and a delegation was present from the Rockland commercial club, of which he was a member. A solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev James H. O'Neil, assisted by Rev John M. Gallagher as deacon, and Rev. D.J. Herlihy of Brockton subdeacon. Cherubini's mass in C minor was rendered by a choir composed of Mrs J.J. Herrick soprano, Mrs T.H. Keenan contraito, John B. Donovan tenor and A.E. de Andris bass. The interment was at Saint Patrick cemetery. The pallbearers were O.F. Hennigan, Edward Kelly and G.C.Flynn of Boston, selectmen J.J. McCarthy and Dennis Mahoney of Rockland, and John Cashman of Quincy.


    2. [S135] U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project), Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.), John Spence (Reliability: 3).
      U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)
      U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)


    3. [S87] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.), Year: 1880; Census Place: Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts ; Roll: 551; Family History Film: 1254551; Page: 576B; Enum eration District: 573; Image: 0662. (Reliability: 3).
      178 1880 US Census John Spence household
      178 1880 US Census John Spence household


    4. [S294] Massachusetts, Suffolk Co., Boston - Boston Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1954 on Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006.Original data - Boston, Massachusetts. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, 1891-1943. Micropublication T843. RG085. 454 rolls. National Archives, Washington,;), Bark Norma of New Bedford; arrived Boston August 1849; pag e 3; line 41; John Spense (Reliability: 3).
      178 1849 Bark Norma from Ireland passenger list
      178 1849 Bark Norma from Ireland passenger list
      August 1849. COPY of Report and List of the Passengers taken on board the Bark Norma of New Bedford whereof Eben R. Smith is Master, burthen 289 tons, and 12/95ths of a ton, bound from the Port of Ireland for Boston.   On the second to last line on page 3, there is an entry for John Spense, age 12, male, laborer, of Ireland, bound for USA.  NOTE: The name just above John's is Manuel Coffee. Could this be an uncle? John's mother's maiden name was Coffey.


    5. [S4] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.), Year: 1900; Census Place: Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts ; Roll: T623_675; Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 1146. (Reliability: 3).
      178 1900 US Census John Spence household
      178 1900 US Census John Spence household
      Year: 1900; Census Place: Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Roll: T623_675; Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 1146.


    6. [S80] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.), Year: 1870; Census Place: Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts ; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: . (Reliability: 3).
      178 1870 US Census John Spence household
      178 1870 US Census John Spence household


    7. [S277] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.), Year: 1860; Census Place: Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts ; Roll: ; Page: 411; Image: 409. (Reliability: 3).
      178 1860 US Census John Spence household
      178 1860 US Census John Spence household
      Year: 1860; Census Place: Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Roll: ; Page: 411; Image: 409.


    8. [S479] Massachusetts - Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston at NEHGS, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, (AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2019), Volume: St. Francis Xavier (Weymouth) Baptisms and Marriages, 1866-1869 Page: 1 of 102 (Reliability: 3), 29 Jun 2020.
      006 1866 Luke Cashman baptism register
      006 1866 Luke Cashman baptism register
      Weymouth Baptismal Record 1866
      August 6th - Luke born 5th[sic] of James Cashman & Catherine Long
      Sps. John & Annie Spence
      J. Hannigan