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SPENCE, John Frederick

SPENCE, John Frederick[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

Male 1888 - 1961

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  • Born  21 Nov 1888  Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  29 Nov 1888  Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    403 Union Street
    Rockland, MA 02370
    USA
    781.878.0160
    holyfamilyrockland@yahoo.com
    http://www.holyfamilyrockland.org/ 
    • Godparents were William Cashman and Mary A. Spence.
    Education  Between 1906 and 1911  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Harvard University 
    Died  1961  , , Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • According to his 1920 US Passport Application, John Frederick Spence intended to make a four-month trip to Europe, beginning on 14 Feb 1920, for the purpose of buying and selling leather. He planned to leave New York on the Rochambeau and visit the countries of England, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain.

      According to his 1923 US Passport Application, John Frederick Spence intended to travel to Europe to conduct business for the Rockland Welting Co. He planned to leave the US from the port of Boston on 26 May 1923 aboard the Scythia and visit the countries of England, Germany, France, Italy and Belgium.

      John was a member of the Harvard Class of 1909. He attended Harvard Business School in 1910. Family lore suggests that he was the first honor graduate of the Harvard Business School. (Source=Bill & John Spence interview, 31 May 2012)

      The 1919 Harvard Alumni Directory (page 665) has the following listing for John: Spence, John Frederick [c 06-09, A.B. 10; gb 09-11, M.B.A. Mfg.] 238 Union St., Rockland, Mass.

      What this means is that John attended the college from 1906 to 1909 and was awarded his Bachelor of Arts in 1910. He also attended the Graduate School of Business Administration from 1909 to 1911 and was awarded his MBA degree in 1911. In 1919, John reported that he was working in manufacturing and living at 238 Union Street, Rockland, Mass.

    Father  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 
    Mother  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 
    Married  17 Nov 1887  Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Spouse  JOYCE, Grace Winifred,   b. 1898,   d. 1977 
    Children 
    >1. Living
    >2. SPENCE, Robert Joyce Sr.,   b. 1 Apr 1928, Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 2014
    >3. Private

  • Headstones
    066 2011 John Frederick Spence grave marker
    066 2011 John Frederick Spence grave marker
    Inscription reads: JOHN FREDERICK SPENCE -1961

    Photos
    066 1920 John Frederick Spence passport photo
    066 1920 John Frederick Spence passport photo
    066 unkn John Spence Jr with friend
    066 unkn John Spence Jr with friend
    John Spence with an unidentified friend. [Photo credit: Barbara Spence]

    Directories
    066 1919 John F Spence Harvard alumni directory
    066 1919 John F Spence Harvard alumni directory
    page 665: Spence, John Frederick [c 06-09, A.B. 10; gb 09-11, M.B.A. Mfg.] 238 Union St., Rockland, Mass.

    Miltary & Draft
    066 1917 John Frederic Spence WWI draft reg
    066 1917 John Frederic Spence WWI draft reg
    [Name] John Frederick Spence [Age] 28 [Home Address] 238 (illegible) street, Rockland [Date of Birth] Nov 21 1888 [Citizenship] Natural Born [Place of Birth] Rockland, Mass, U.S.A [Occupation] Rockland Welding Co. [Employer] illegible [Dependents] none [Marital Status] single [Military Service] none [Grounds for Exemption] none [Description] tall height; medium build; brown eyes; black hair; no disabilities [Registrar] Geo. W.N. [Date of Registration] June 5 1917. [Source citation: Registration Location: Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll: 1684752; Draft Board: 37.]
    066 1942 John Frederic Spence WWII draft reg
    066 1942 John Frederic Spence WWII draft reg
    [Name] John Frederic Spence [Place of Residence] 100 Pacific St., Rockland, Plymouth, Mass. [Mailing Address] Same [Telephone] left blank [Age] 53 [Date of Birth] Nov 21, 1888 [Place of Birth] Rockland, Mass [Person Who Will Always Know Your Address] Grace J. Spence, 100 Pacific St., Rockland [Employers Name and Address] Seaf (Rockland Welding Co.) [Place of Employment] 181 Market St., Rockland, Plymouth, Mass. [Race] White [Description] height 6'; weight 245; brown eyes; black hair; ruddy complexion [Registrar] Joseph Faler, Board 160, Whitman, Mass [Date of Registration] Apr 27, 1942.

    Immigration & Travel

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    066 1925 S S Homeric from Cherbourg passenger list
    066 1925 S S Homeric from Cherbourg passenger list
    LIST OF UNITED STATES CITIZENS -- S. S. HOMERIC sailing from CHERBOURG May 27th, 1925, Arriving at Port of NEW YORK June 3rd, 1925 -- Number 7 -- line 14: John Spence, age 36, male, married, born Nov 21, 1889 in Rockland Mass; line 15: Grace Spence, age 28, female, married, born Dec 29, 1897 in Brockton Mass - both give address as 238 Union Street, Rockland, Mass
    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
    066 1923 John F Spence passport application p1
    066 1923 John F Spence passport application p1
    066 1923 John F Spence passport application p2
    066 1923 John F Spence passport application p2

    Vital Records
    178 1888 John Frederick Spence baptism record
    178 1888 John Frederick Spence baptism record
    John Frederick Spence; baptized 29 Nov 1888; born 21 Nov 1888; parents James Spence and Ellen Cashman; godparents William Cashman and Mary A. Spence; priest Jno. D. Tierney

  • Sources 
    1. [S68] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.), Year: 1930; Census Place: Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts ; Roll: 941; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 94; Image: 27 .0. (Reliability: 3).
      John Frederick Spence, Birth date:  abt 1889  Birth place: Massachusetts  Residence date:  1930  Residence place:  Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Roll: 941; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 94; Image: 27.0.

    2. [S108] U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 on Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.), Registration Location: Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll : 1684752; Draft Board: 37. (Reliability: 3).
      John Frederick Spence, Birth date:  21 Nov 1888  Birth place: Massachusetts;United States of America  Residence date:    Residence place:  Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts
      [Name] John Frederick Spence [Age] 28 [Home Address] 238 (illegible) street, Rockland [Date of Birth] Nov 21 1888 [Citizenship] Natural Born [Place of Birth] Rockland, Mass, U.S.A [Occupation] Rockland Welding Co. [Employer] illegible [Dependents] none [Marital Status] single [Military Service] none [Grounds for Exemption] none [Description] tall height; medium build; brown eyes; black hair; no disabilities [Registrar] Geo. W.N. [Date of Registration] June 5 1917. [Source citation: Registration Location: Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Roll: 1684752; Draft Board: 37.]

    3. [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: 19. (Reliability: 3).
      John Frederick Spence, Birth date:  1889  Birth place:  Massachusetts Residence date:  1910  Residence place:  Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    4. [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).
      John Frederick Spence, Birth date:  abt 1890  Birth place: Massachusetts  Residence date:  1920  Residence place:  Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_727; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 142; Image: .

    5. [S139] Massachusetts, Plymouth Co., Rockland - Holy Family Baptisms, 1883 to 1905, Holy Family Catholic Church, (Location: Rockland, MA;), page 33; 9th entry (Reliability: 3).
      John Frederick Spence; baptised 29 Nov 1888; born 21 Nov 1888; parents James Spence and Ellen Cashman; godparents William Cashman and Mary A. Spence; priest Jno. D. Tierney
      John Frederick Spence; baptized 29 Nov 1888; born 21 Nov 1888; parents James Spence and Ellen Cashman; godparents William Cashman and Mary A. Spence; priest Jno. D. Tierney

    6. [S179] New York - New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 on Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.), Year: 1925; Arrival: , ; Microfilm serial: T715; Microfil m roll: T715_3663; Line: 14; List number: John Frederick Sp ence. (Reliability: 3).
      Birth date:  21 Nov 1889  Birth place:  Massachusetts  Residence date:  abt 1925  Residence place:    Arrival date:  4 Jun 1925  Arrival place:  New York, New York  Departure date:    Departure place: Cherbourg, France
      LIST OF UNITED STATES CITIZENS -- S. S. HOMERIC sailing from CHERBOURG May 27th, 1925, Arriving at Port of NEW YORK June 3rd, 1925 -- Number 7 -- line 14: John Spence, age 36, male, married, born Nov 21, 1889 in Rockland Mass; line 15: Grace Spence, age 28, female, married, born Dec 29, 1897 in Brockton Mass - both give address as 238 Union Street, Rockland, Mass

    7. [S198] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 on Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.), Roll: ; Local board: Plymouth , Massachusetts. (Reliability: 3).
      John Frederick Spence, Birth date:  21 Nov 1888  Birth place: Rockland, Massachusetts  Residence date:    Residence place: Plymouth, Massachusetts
      [Name] John Frederic Spence [Place of Residence] 100 Pacific St., Rockland, Plymouth, Mass. [Mailing Address] Same [Telephone] left blank [Age] 53 [Date of Birth] Nov 21, 1888 [Place of Birth] Rockland, Mass [Person Who Will Always Know Your Address] Grace J. Spence, 100 Pacific St., Rockland [Employers Name and Address] Seaf (Rockland Welding Co.) [Place of Employment] 181 Market St., Rockland, Plymouth, Mass. [Race] White [Description] height 6'; weight 245; brown eyes; black hair; ruddy complexion [Registrar] Joseph Faler, Board 160, Whitman, Mass [Date of Registration] Apr 27, 1942.

    8. [S69] U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 on Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.) (Reliability: 3).
      Birth date:  21 Nov 1888  Birth place:  Rockland, Massachusetts Residence date:    Residence place:  Rockland, Massachusetts
      John Frederick Spence; baptized 29 Nov 1888; born 21 Nov 1888; parents James Spence and Ellen Cashman; godparents William Cashman and Mary A. Spence; priest Jno. D. Tierney

    9. [S203] Massachusetts, Suffolk Co., Boston - Harvard University Alumni Directory, 1913, Armstrong, Amy, comp, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.Original data - Harvard Alumni Association. Harvard University Directory, 1913. Boston, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, 1913.Original data: Harvard Alumni Association. Harvard Univ;) (Reliability: 3).
      Residence date: Residence place:  Rockland, MA, U.S.A.

    10. [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).
      John Frederick Spence, Birth date:  Nov 1888  Birth place: Massachusetts  Residence date:  1900  Residence place:  Rockland Town (South Part), Plymouth, Massachusetts

    11. [S204] Massachusetts, Suffolk Co., Boston - Harvard alumni directory, 1919, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Harvard alumni directory : a catalogue of former students now living, including graduates and non-graduates, and the holders of honorary degrees. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Alu; Date: 1919;), page 665; John Frederick Spence (Reliability: 3).
      Spence, John Frederick [c 06-09, A.B. 10; gb 09-11, M.B.A. Mfg.] 238 Union St., Rockland, Mass.
      page 665: Spence, John Frederick [c 06-09, A.B. 10; gb 09-11, M.B.A. Mfg.] 238 Union St., Rockland, Mass.