Original images, and index, of Thomas B. Yarbrough’s store ledger which he kept while conducting business in Honey Grove, Texas. Volume 1 covers the years of 1 Jan 1883-Jul 1884.
The Lincoln County New Mexico online archives contains pdf’s of all remaining copies of the El Farol Newspaper of Capitan NM, but doesn’t have an index to the newspaper. C. W. Barnum, an active member of AHGP, and state coordinator for the New Mexico AHGP recently invested his time and energy into providing an every person index to the various extant issues. He has shared this wonderful index with AccessGenealogy in hopes that it will reach a wider audience. Enjoy!
John Spence, who during his lifetime was a well-known citizen and successful business man of Rockland, Mass., was a native of Ireland, born there Dec. 12, 1834, son of James and Mary (Coffey) Spence. Mr. Spence left his native home for America in 1848, in his fourteenth year. He located in Massachusetts and learned the trade of shoemaker, at which he worked in a factory in East Abington, now Rockland, where he continued until 1875. He then started in business for himself, manufacturing heels, being a pioneer in that business. At this he continued for a number of years, and then in 1885 he started in the leather business, opening a store on South street, Boston, and a branch house in Chicago. In 1895 he established the Brockton Leather Company, which he conducted with great success until his death. He was also interested in other enterprises, being one of the promoters of the Rockland & Abington street railway, and serving as vice president and a director of the company during its existence. He was also a stockholder and director of the Abington & Rockland Electric Light & Power Company, and was a trustee of the Rockland Savings Bank until his death. He took quite a prominent and active part in the public affairs of Rockland, was a member of the board of water commissioners, and a member of the Commercial Club. Through his industry and thrift he built up a successful business and gained a considerable fortune. He was a consistent member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Mrs. Lillian Spence Passes Away Suddenly Enterprise, Oregon Mrs. Lillian Spence, long-time resident of Wallowa county, Passed away at the Enterprise hospital yesterday (Wednesday) morning at 8 o’clock. Mrs. Spence, who for the past nine and a half years, had lived at the home of her son, W.H. Spence, in this city, appeared to be in her usual health until last Saturday, when she took sick and was removed to the hospital. Even then her condition was not considered serious and her death was unexpected. She observed her 74th birthday on April 1st. Funeral arrangements have not been made, pending
Toye L. Spence, 73, of Baker City died Sept. 13, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. At her request there will be no service. Cremation will be at Eastern Oregon Pioneer Crematory. Arrangements are under the direction of Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, September, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor
Mary Jane Warner Spence, age 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 surrounded by her eight children. She will be greatly missed by her large and loving family and friends. Mary was born in Baker, Ore., on April 3, 1924, to EJ and Hazel Warner. She married her high school sweetheart Meredith Spence in 1954. She graduated from Baker High School. She enjoyed baking, gardening, and was an accomplished flower arranger. She was a long time member of the Provo Community Church. Mary is survived by her children: Greg (DeeAnn), Tim (Cindy), Loy (Mark) Holt, Roger (Megan), Brad