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Re: Spicers and Sanfords
Posted by: Betty Scarborough (ID *****9931) Date: February 04, 2008 at 12:21:02
In Reply to: Re: Spicers and Sanfords by Sylvia Burns of 977

I didn't have a whole lot of time today - my husband is in town and we had errands to catch up on.

What I could find was:
Mrs. B.J. Spier 81 (per obit)lived at 702 China was born in Georgia on Apr 20, 1855 moved with her parents to De Witt Co., TX. md R. Spicer in Houston in 1871. Moved to Abilene in 1882.
Survivors: 5 sons:
Cleve and John - Abilene
C.L. - Rochester
Hood - Austin
Marvin - Phoenix, AZ
4 daus:
Ollie Mae Olmstead - Hondo, CA {I will have to investigate this one - my maiden name is Omstead - a variant of this- had lots of relatives in CA}
Mrs. Ella Jones - Mrs. Audrey Jackson - Mrs. Tom Holmes - Abilene
32 Grandchildren - 12 great-grandchildren.

Record of Funeral - Bettie Jane Spicer
Charge to Cleve Spicer & Tom Holmes
D- Apr 27, 6:20 p.m.
age 81 yrs 9 days
Cause: Senility
Father: William Cowart
Mother Catherine Parker {Parkens}

Cleve - age 62 per obit was born in Abilene Mar 25, 1885 and followed his father in the house moving business.
Ervin Spicer of Los Angeles
Dora Spicer & Mrs. Edith Tatu, also of L.A.
Eunice Spicer of FL

Now -
The mother of Rance Obenchain died in Abilene at 10:50 p.m. Saturday 17 Mar 1979. Survivors:
Rance of Abilene
Ina Joyce Chesapeake, VA
Dorene Coutu of Providence, R.I.
Her mother Minnie Smith 1272 Pecan
Archie Smith Lajara, CO
C.L. Smith 1272 Ecan
William Smith Canoga Park, CA

Her obit and death record says: Elsie Obenchain -
Could there have been another or mistake in birth records??

Eastland Co History-
Samford - Powers
Anna Belle Powers second daughter of William and da powers born in Stephens Co in 1903 married Thomas Jefferson Samford in 1936. They married in a movie theatre in Ranger, TX it was an advertisement of a movie "The Bride Wore Red". She was a beautiful bride.
Had two daughters Juanita Nell and Loretta Ann.
In later years moved to Fort Worth. He is buried in Eastland City Cemetery next to his father and mother she is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Worth.

The name in the 1910 census for Ollie's first husband would have been "Stinchcomb" - there were two that died in Abilene between 1906-1910:
J.D. Sr. Sep 27, 1909
Charles E. Sep 17, 1910
{did not go to cemetery page to see if birth dates were listed.)
Durward Obenchain died 26 Apr 1968 in Kerr Co

Let me know what you would like to find next -
This week he will be home but he goes back to work next week so will have more time then.


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