SPENCE, James William

SPENCE, James William

Male 1862 - 1925  (63 years)

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  • Name SPENCE, James William  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 4 Jan 1862  Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Died 30 Aug 1925  Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • at age 63; died at home on Union Street
    Notes 
    • James ran the Culver Company, a dealer of coal, oil and grain. It was located in Union Square, Rockland. (Source: Bill & John Spence interview, 31 May 2012)

      In 1907, James W. Spence had a boot and shoe manufacturing company called J. W. Spence Company. It was located in Rockland at the corner of Howard and Park. (Source: 1907 Rockland Directory)

    Father SPENCE, John,   b. 12 Dec 1834, , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother 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 

    Spouse CASHMAN, Ellen Caroline "Nellie",   b. 9 Apr 1862, Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1946, Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 17 Nov 1887  Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9, 10
    081 1887 Spence Cashman marriage record
    081 1887 Spence Cashman marriage record
    [From the Marriage Register of St Bridget in Abington, MA]: 17 Nov 1887; Joined in marriage Jacobum W. Spence [James W. Spence] and Helenam C. Cashman [Ellen C. Cashman]; witnesses Joanne J. Spence [John J. Spence] and Maria Riordan [Mary Reardon]; priest Jno. D. Tierney
    081 1887 Spence Cashman marriage register
    081 1887 Spence Cashman marriage register
    MARRIAGES REGISTERED in the Town of Rockland for the Year 1887 No. 46, James W. Spence and Nellie L. Cashman married in Rockland on 17 Nov 1887. It was the first marriage for both. At the time of marriage the groom resided in Rockland, was 25 years old, a leather dealer and listed his birthplace as Abington. He gave his parents names as John and Annie (Foye). The bride resided in Hanover, was 25 years old, a fortress and listed her birthplace as Hanover. She gave her parents names as James and Catherine. The couple was joined in marriage by J.D. Tierney, Catholic priest, Rockland. [blank] clerk.
    Children 
    +1. SPENCE, John Frederick,   b. 21 Nov 1888, Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961, , , Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. SPENCE, Helen,   b. 19 Nov 1890, Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1890  (Age 0 years)
     3. SPENCE, Catherine Madeline,   b. 30 Dec 1891, Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. SPENCE, Angeline B.,   b. 18 Apr 1894, Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1973, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. SPENCE, Mary Cashman,   b. 28 Sep 1896, Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. SPENCE, Helen Caroline,   b. 1 May 1900, Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. SPENCE, James William Jr.,   b. 8 Feb 1906, Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1988, , , New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jan 1862 - Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Nov 1887 - Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SPENCE, John Frederick - 21 Nov 1888 - Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SPENCE, Helen - 19 Nov 1890 - Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SPENCE, Catherine Madeline - 30 Dec 1891 - Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SPENCE, Angeline B. - 18 Apr 1894 - Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SPENCE, Mary Cashman - 28 Sep 1896 - Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SPENCE, Helen Caroline - 1 May 1900 - Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SPENCE, James William Jr. - 8 Feb 1906 - Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Aug 1925 - Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    081 1954 Spence Estate postcard side A
    081 1954 Spence Estate postcard side A
    Washington Reed built this house in 1854. The row of trees were set out about 1855. Mr. James Spence bought the house in May 1913 and remodeled the front of the house and laid out the grounds.
    081 1954 Spence Estate postcard side A
    081 1954 Spence Estate postcard side A
    Washington Reed built this house in 1854. The row of trees were set out about 1855. Mr. James Spence bought the house in May 1913 and remodeled the front of the house and laid out the grounds.
    081 1890s James William Spence headshot
    081 1890s James William Spence headshot
    Headshot clipped from group photo. [Photo credit: personal collection of Nancy Spence]

    Headstones
    081 unkn James William Spence headstone
    081 unkn James William Spence headstone
    This stone, located in Saint Patrick Cemetery in Rockland, MA, marks the graves of James William Spence (1862-1925), Ellen Cashman Spence (1862-1946), John Frederic Spence (1888-1961) and Grace Joyce Spence (1896-1977). [Photo credit: Find A Grave Memorial no. 70655946; Maintained by Paulette Sampson (contributor 47376137)]
    Plot: Section 6 Plot 1
    081 unkn James William Spence headstone closeup
    081 unkn James William Spence headstone closeup
    This stone, located in Saint Patrick Cemetery in Rockland, MA, marks the graves of James William Spence (1862-1925), Ellen Cashman Spence (1862-1946), John Frederic Spence (1888-1961) and Grace Joyce Spence (1896-1977). [Photo credit: Find A Grave Memorial no. 70655946; Maintained by Paulette Sampson (contributor 47376137)]
    Plot: Section 6 Plot 1
    081 2011 James William Spence grave marker
    081 2011 James William Spence grave marker
    [Photo credit: Donna Bouley Goldstein]
    Plot: Section 6 Plot 1
    081 2014 James and Ellen Spence family headstone back
    081 2014 James and Ellen Spence family headstone back
    This stone, located in Saint Patrick Cemetery in Rockland, MA, marks the graves of James William Spence (1862-1925), Ellen Cashman Spence (1862-1946), John Frederic Spence (1888-1961) and Grace Joyce Spence (1896-1977). [Photo credit: Billion Graves, Maeve_in_mass]
    Plot: Section 6 Plot 1

    Histories
    006 1910 History of the Town of Hanover MA
    006 1910 History of the Town of Hanover MA
    with Family Genealogies, by Jedediah Dwelley and John F. Simmons

    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
    066 1920 John F Spence passport application p1
    066 1920 John F Spence passport application p1
    066 1920 John F Spence passport application p2
    066 1920 John F Spence passport application p2

    Vital Records
    081 1890 Helen Spence birth register
    081 1890 Helen Spence birth register
    081 1891 Catherine Spence birth register
    081 1891 Catherine Spence birth register
    081 1894 Angeline Spence birth register
    081 1894 Angeline Spence birth register
    081 1896 Mary Cashman Spence birth register
    081 1896 Mary Cashman Spence birth register
    081 1900 Helen Spence birth register
    081 1900 Helen Spence birth register
    081 1906 James W Spence Jr birth register
    081 1906 James W Spence Jr birth register
    081 1887 Spence Cashman marriage record
    081 1887 Spence Cashman marriage record
    [From the Marriage Register of St Bridget in Abington, MA]: 17 Nov 1887; Joined in marriage Jacobum W. Spence [James W. Spence] and Helenam C. Cashman [Ellen C. Cashman]; witnesses Joanne J. Spence [John J. Spence] and Maria Riordan [Mary Reardon]; priest Jno. D. Tierney

  • Sources 
    1. [S69] U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 on Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.), John F Spence, 1920 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S66] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.), Year: 1910; Census Place: Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts ; Roll: ; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 1241; Line: 17. (Reliability: 3).
      081 1910 US Census James W Spence household
      081 1910 US Census James W Spence household


    3. [S83] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.), Year: 1920; Census Place: Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts ; Roll: T625_727; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 142; Imag e: . (Reliability: 3).
      081 1920 US Census James W Spence household
      081 1920 US Census James W Spence household
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_727; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 142; Image: .


    4. [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: 22A; Enumeration District: 1146. (Reliability: 3).
      081 1900 US Census James Spence household
      081 1900 US Census James Spence household


    5. [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


    6. [S103] Massachusetts - Death Certificate (short form) at MassVitalRec, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, (Registry of Vital Records and Statistics; Dorchester, Massachusetts;), death certificate,349,1910,Margaret Shea (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S97] Massachusetts, Plymouth Co., Hanover - History Of The Town Of Hanover Massachusetts With Family Genealogies, Jedediah Dwelley and John F. Simmons, (Name: Town of Hanover; Date: 1910;), pp. 80-82 of the Genealogical Work (Reliability: 3).
      006 1910 History of the Town of Hanover MA
      006 1910 History of the Town of Hanover MA
      with Family Genealogies, by Jedediah Dwelley and John F. Simmons


    8. [S57] Massachusetts, Suffolk Co., Boston - The Boston Globe on ProQuest, Massachusetts. Boston., (Name: Globe Newspaper Company, Inc.; Location: Boston, Mass.;), JAMES W. SPENCE OF ROCKLAND DEAD: Well-Known Business Man I ll Some Time  Boston Daily Globe (1923-1927); Aug 31, 1925 ;   ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Boston Globe (1872-1981 )  pg. A11 (Reliability: 3).
      081 1925 James W Spence obituary Boston Globe
      081 1925 James W Spence obituary Boston Globe


    9. [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: 22A; Enumeration District: 1146. (Reliability: 3).
      081 1900 US Census James Spence household
      081 1900 US Census James Spence household
      016 1867 Connors Cashman marriage record
      016 1867 Connors Cashman marriage record
      Married John Connors and Hannah Cashman on 12 May 1867;  witnesses Timothy Coughlan and Margaret O'Connell; priest A. L. Roche


    10. [S40] Massachusetts, Plymouth Co., Rockland - Holy Family Marriages, 1883 to 1908, (Name: Holy Family Catholic Church; Location: Rockland, MA;), 1887; page 10; 6th entry (Reliability: 3).
      081 1900 US Census James Spence household
      081 1900 US Census James Spence household
      081 1887 Spence Cashman marriage record
      081 1887 Spence Cashman marriage record
      [From the Marriage Register of St Bridget in Abington, MA]: 17 Nov 1887; Joined in marriage Jacobum W. Spence [James W. Spence] and Helenam C. Cashman [Ellen C. Cashman]; witnesses Joanne J. Spence [John J. Spence] and Maria Riordan [Mary Reardon]; priest Jno. D. Tierney