Spearance, John W.

Spearance, John W.

Male 1923 - 2012  (88 years)

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  • Name Spearance, John W. 
    Born 31 Jul 1923  Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 11 Apr 1930  Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1935  Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 29 Apr 1940  Lorraine, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 9 Dec 1956  Mannsville, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 19 Mar 1987  Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 17 Jan 1989  Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 29 Apr 2008  Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 13 Jun 2012  Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Ellisburg Rural Cemetery, Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Siblings 10 siblings 
    Person ID I48457  Sackett | Descendants of Ezekiel Sackett (b. c1813)
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2022 

    Father Spearance, William John,   b. 31 Dec 1875, Fine, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1948, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Sackett, Mabel Minnie,   b. 2 Mar 1898, Altmar, Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1956, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1921  Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Children 11 children 
    +1. Spearance, Cora Ellen,   b. 15 Mar 1922, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1989, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +2. Spearance, John W.,   b. 31 Jul 1923, Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 2012, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +3. Spearance, Earl James,   b. 22 Jan 1925, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 2008  (Age 83 years)
    +4. Spearance, Lawrence Ezra,   b. 17 May 1926, Lisbon, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1987, Adams Center, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +5. Spearance, Eleanor J.,   b. 31 Dec 1927, Lisbon, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 2008, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Living
    +7. Spearance, Donald H. Sr.,   b. 22 Sep 1931, Rodman, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 2019, Altmar, Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     8. Living
     9. Spearance, Edward Phillip,   b. 6 Feb 1936, Rodman, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1996  (Age 60 years)
     10. Spearance, Harvey Richard,   b. 12 Jan 1938, Lorraine, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 2002  (Age 64 years)
     11. Living
     
    Family ID F18072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bettinger, Leola,   b. 31 Mar 1929, Mannsville, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1993, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1947  [1, 11
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
     6. Spearance, Linda,   d. 1951
    Last Modified 23 May 2018 
    Family ID F18073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jul 1923 - Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 Apr 1930 - Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Jefferson County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 29 Apr 1940 - Lorraine, Jefferson County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 9 Dec 1956 - Mannsville, Jefferson County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 19 Mar 1987 - Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 17 Jan 1989 - Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 29 Apr 2008 - Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jun 2012 - Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ellisburg Rural Cemetery, Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2018.
      John W Spearance, 88
      of Watertown

      JOHN SPEARANCE

      Watertown Daily Times (NY) - Friday, June 15, 2012
      John W. Spearance, 88, of Sandy Creek passed away June 13, 2012 at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown. Born July 31, 1923 in Potsdam, N.Y. son of the late William John & Mable Minnie Sackett Spearance. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1947. Married to the former Leola "Lee" Bettinger on September 20, 1947. His wife died in 1993. He retired in 1986 as a construction worker with the Central New York Laborers Union in East Syracuse. Then he worked for the Village of Sandy Creek & the Sandy Creek/Lacona Waterworks Dept. until the age of 83. He lived at Renshaw Bay, Mannsville, N.Y. from 1956-1975. Moved to Sandy Creek in 1975. John was a member & past commander of Cable Trail V.F.W. Post #8534 in Lacona.

      Surviving are 3 sons: Richard C. & Jacoba of Orwell, William J. & Sharon of Adams Center, & Thomas G. & companion Bob McElligott of Rochester. 2 daughters: Vickie L. & Charles Fenn of Sandy Creek, Edie M. Waugh & companion Shawn White of Sandy Creek. 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 3 sisters: Genevive Killenbeck of Pierrepont Manor, Dorthy Nirst of New Hampshire, Mable Ryan of LaFargeville, 1 brother: Donald of Altmar. Besides his wife Lee he was predeceased by an infant daughter Linda in 1951, 4 brothers & 2 sisters.

      Funeral services will be held Saturday 1 P.M. Summerville Home in Sandy Creek. Rev. Wayne Grow offciating. Burial in Ellisburg Cemetery. Calling hours Saturday 11-1 P.M. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Cable Trail V.F.W. Pot #8534 in Lacona or Sandy Creek Fire Dept. Rescue.

      Watertown Daily Times (NY) - Friday, June 15, 2012

      Watertown Daily Times (New York) 15 June 2012, obit for JOHN SPEARANCE, GenealogyBank.com (https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/13F707CE33ABD050 : accessed 23 May 2018)

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S937] 1930 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2018.
      1930 Census, enumerated 11 Apr 1930 at 12 Nevens St in Ogdensburg, Saint Lawrence County, New York, United States

      William Spearance Head M 53 New York
      Mabel Spearance Wife F 32 New York
      Cora E Spearance Daughter F 8 New York
      John W Spearance Son M 6 New York
      Earl J Spearance Son M 5 New York
      Lawrence Z Spearance Son M 4 New York
      Eleanor G Spearance Daughter F 2 New York
      Geneive M Spearance Daughter F 0 New York

      "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4TK-B8Z : accessed 23 May 2018), William Spearance, Ogdensburg, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 60, sheet 4B, line 77, family 88, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1642; FHL microfilm 2,341,376.

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    3. [S814] 1940 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2018.
      1940 Census, enumerated 29 Apr 1940 in Town of Lorraine, Jefferson County, New York, United States

      William Spearance Head M 64 New York
      Mable Spearance Wife F 42 New York
      John Spearance Son M 16 New York
      Earl Spearance Son M 15 New York
      Lawrence Spearance Son M 13 New York
      Elinor Spearance Daughter F 12 New York
      Genevieve Spearance Daughter F 10 New York
      Donald Spearance Son M 8 New York
      Dorothy Spearance Daughter F 5 New York
      Edward Spearance Son M 4 New York
      Harvey Spearance Son M 1 New York
      Mabel Mae Spearance Daughter F 0 New York
      All but the three youngest lived in rural Jefferson County, New York, in 1935

      "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQ1X-254 : accessed 23 May 2018), Mabel Mae Spearance in household of William Spearance, Lorraine, Lorraine Town, Jefferson, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 23-43, sheet 9A, line 31, family 176, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2545.

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    4. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 30 Jul 2022.
      Watertown Daily Times, 10 Dec 1956, Page 10

      WIDOW OF W. J. SPEARANCE DIES

      Mannsville, Dec. 10.--Mrs. Mabel Minnie Sackett Spearance, 58, widow of William J. Spearance, died at 1:35 a.m. yesterday at the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, where she was admitted at 4:10 p.m. Saturday. She had been in fair health until about a week ago when she developed pneumonia which caused her death.

      She had made her home with her son, John, Mannsville, R.D. 2, Route 3, near Renshaw Bay.

      The funeral will be at 2 p.m. at the Piddock funeral home, Adams, with Rev. Frank E. Morey, pastor of the Manssville Methodist church, officiating.

      The body will be placed in the vault for burial in the spring in Maplewood cemetery here. Friends may call tomorrow from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

      Survivors include eleven children: Five daughters, Mrs. Clark (Cora) Brown, Watertown R.D. 2; Mrs. Albert (Eleanor) Lawrence and Mrs. Lloyd (Genevieve) Killenback, Adams Center R.D. 1; Mrs. Andrew (Dorothy) Hirst, Watertown R.D. 1; Mrs. Bernard (Mable) Ryan, 624 Academy street, Watertown; six sons: John, Mannsville RD. 2; Glen Gardiner, N.J.; Lawrence, Adams Center R.D. 1; Donald, Mack avenue, Pulaski; Edward, Adams Center, and Harvey, Adams Center, now serving in Korea; a brother, Porter Sackett, Watertown, and 22 grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Michael (Frances) Virkler, of Lowville, died Nov. 2.

      Mrs. Spearance was born March 2, 1898, at Altmar, daughter of Gideon and Minnie Sackett. She worked as a cook in various hotels before and after her marriage. She was married to William J. Spearance in June, 1921, in Ogdensburg. They lived in Ogdensburg and then the Potsdam area a few years while they operated farms. The moved to the town of Rodman in 1929, Mr Spearance died May 23, 1948.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    5. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 30 Jul 2022.
      Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, New York), 21 Mar 1897, Page 18

      Funeral Today for Lawrence E. Spearance

      ADAMS CENTER--The funeral for Lawrence E. Spearance, 60, South Harbor Road, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams. Spring burial will be in Union Cemetery.

      Mr. Spearance died Thursday morning at his home.

      Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Jefferson County, P.O. Box 677, Watertown, 13601.

      Surviving are his wife, Alice; two sons, Lawrence A., Newport, R.I., and Patrick G. Brown, Carthage; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Elaine) Aldrous, Raquette Lake; four grandchildren; five brothers, Harvey, Hemmingford, Neb., John and Phillip "Edward," both of Sandy Creek, Donald, Altmar, and Earl, Adams Center; five sisters, Mrs. Mabel Finley, Denver, Colo., Mrs. Eleanor Lawrence, LaFargeville, Mrs. Clark (Cora) Brown, Texas, Mrs. Lloyd (Genevieve) Killenbeck, Pierrepont Manor, and Mrs. Andrew (Dorothy) Hirst, Exeter, N.H., and several nieces and nephews.

      Born in Lisbon on May 17, 1926, a son of William and Mabel Sackett Spearance, he was educated in local schools and served with the Navy in World War II.

      He married Alice Greene on July 24, 1950, at Green Settlement.

      The couple spent most of their life at Adams Center, where Mr. Spearance worked for the New York central Railroad and United Milk and Queens Farms for several years. For the past 20 years, he had been employed at Robbins Farms Supply in Adams center and Adams.

      He was a member of the Adams Center Volunteer Fire Department.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    6. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 30 Jul 2022.
      Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, New York), 14 Mar 1966, Page 21

      Ex-Belleville Woman Cora Brown, 66, Dies

      Cora E. Brown, 66, Kerrville, Texas, foormerly of Belleville, died at 11:15 p.m. Jan. 17 in Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital, Kerrville.

      Arrangements were made with the Kerrville Funeral Home.

      Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

      Surviving are her husband, Clark W.; three daughters, Mrs. David (Dawn) Blackwell, Shelbyville, Ill., Mrs. Lloyd (Cherie) Potter, Jr., Hobe Sound, Fla., and Genevieve Brown, Sanford, Fla.; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Genevieve Killenbeck, Pierrepont Manor, Dorothy Hirst, Exeter, N.H., and Eleanor and Mabel, addresses unknown, and five brothers, John Spearance, Sandy Creek, Donald Spearance, Altmar, Edward Spearance, Pulaski, Harvey Spearance, South Dakota, and Earl Spearance, New Jersey.

      A brother, Lawrence Spearance, died before her.

      Born in Ogdensburg, a daughter of William John and Mabel Sackett Spearance, she married Clark W. Brown in July 1939.

      Mrs. Brown worked at the Mannsville Nursing Home for a time.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    7. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 30 Jul 2022.
      Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, New York), 1 May 2008, Page 14

      Elinor J. Bush

      ADAMS CENTER--Elinor J. Bush, 80, of 16972 Michaels Road, died Tuesday afternoon at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.

      Mrs. Bush worked at Northland Electric and Bomax, both in Watertown, for several years before retiring.

      Born Dec. 31, 1927, in the town of Lisbon, she was a daughter of William and Mabel Sackett Spearance. She married Albert C. Lawrence in March 1946 at Adams Center. The couple lived at Green Settlement. Mr. Lawrence died Sept. 8, 1991.

      She married Robert C. Bush on Sept. 11, 1996, in Watertown. The couple lived in the LaFargeville area. Mr. Bush died Oct. 20, 1996.

      Mrs. Bush moved to the home of her daughter Jane M. Nemeir in October 2006.

      Surviving besides the daughter are two sons and a daughter-in-law, David M. and Bonnie Lawrence, Adams Center, and Robert J. Lawrence, Watertown; two other daughters, Elizabeth M. Markanich, Antwerp, and Mabel A. Woodard, Theresa; three brothers, John Spearance, Sandy Creek, Earl Spearance, Toms River, N.J., and Donald Spearance, Altmar; three sisters, Genevieve Killenbeck, Pierrepont Manor, Dorothy Herse, New Hampshire, and Mabel Ryan, LaFargeville; 15 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

      Two sons died before her, Timothy J. Lawrence on March 13, 1995, and Richard in 1948. A daughter, Cynthia A. Fish, Eveleigh, died July 8, 2004. Three brothers, Lawrence, P. Edward, and Harvey Lawrence, and a sister, Cora E. Brown, also died before her.

      A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Union Cemetery.

      Arrangements are with Piddock Funeral Home, Adams.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    8. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 30 Jul 2022.
      Memorial ID 91951253
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/91951253

      John W. Spearance

      Birth
      31 Jul 1923
      Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
      Death
      13 Jun 2012 (aged 88)
      Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
      Burial
      Ellisburg Rural Cemetery
      Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York, USA

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    9. [S1556] New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2018.
      Name William John Spearance
      Event Type Marriage
      Event Date 19 Jun 1921
      Event Place , New York, United States
      Gender Male
      Age 44
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1877
      Father's Name Joseph Spearance
      Mother's Name Mary Ann Massey
      Spouse's Name Mabel Minnie Sacket
      Spouse's Gender Female
      Spouse's Age 23
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1898
      Spouse's Father's Name Gideon S. Sacket
      Spouse's Mother's Name Minnie Rose

      "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XVG1-JZV : 18 October 2017), William John Spearance and Mabel Minnie Sacket, 19 Jun 1921, , New York, United States; citing ref. ID 854, county clerk?s office,; FHL microfilm 895,215.

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    10. [S1902] New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 29 Jul 2022.
      Name: Mabel M Sackett
      Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: 19 Jun 1921
      Marriage Place: Alexandria Bay, New York, USA
      Spouse: William J Spearance

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    11. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2018.
      LEOLA SPEARANCE DIES IN SYRACUSE

      Watertown Daily Times (NY) - Saturday, February 6, 1993
      Leola "Lee" Spearance, 63, of 8106 Salisbury St., school cafeteria employee, died Friday morning in St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, after a short illness.

      The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with the Rev. Janet Gibbs, pastor of Sandy Creek United Methodist Church, officiating. Spring burial will be in Rural Cemetery, Ellisburg.

      Calling hours will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 7385 Park St., Pulaski. Contributions may be made to the Sandy Creek United Methodist Church.

      Surviving are her husband, John W.; three sons, Richard C., Hephzibah, Ga., William J., Sandy Creek, and Thomas G., Rochester; two daughters, Vickie L. Fenn, Sandy Creek, and Edie Waugh, Lacona; 10 grandchildren, and a sister, Donna Ames, Topsfield, Mass.

      A daughter, Linda, died in 1951, and a sister, Leona M. "Toni" Kinne, died May 14, 1992.

      She was born March 31, 1929, in Mannsville, a daughter of John and Ethel Tanner Bettinger. She attended Newark Valley District schools.

      She married John W. Spearance Sept. 20, 1947. The couple resided at Renshaw Bay for 19 years before moving to Sandy Creek in 1975.

      Mrs. Spearance had been employed in the cafeteria of Sandy Creek Central School for the past two years. She formerly worked at McCarthy's Restaurant, Sandy Creek, for 19 years, and at Seeley's Restaurant and the Log Cabin Restaurant, both of Pulaski.

      She was a member of the Sandy Creek United Methodist Church and a member and past officer of Veterans of Foreign Wars Cable Trail Post 8534 Auxiliary.

      Watertown Daily Times (NY) - Saturday, February 6, 1993

      Watertown Daily Times () , obit for LEOLA SPEARANCE DIES IN SYRACUSE, GenealogyBank.com (https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/1044DAE1B5A1E406-1044DAE1B5A1E406 : accessed 23 May 2018)

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