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Laura B SPENCE

Hillcrest (formerly I. O. O. F. (Gravette) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

Robert
April 7, 1843 - June 19, 1916

*Obituary (as written)
Gravette News-Herald
Friday, June 23, 1916

SPENCE, Robert F. - Our veteran townsman, R.F. Spence, died Sunday, June 18, 1916, aged 72 years, 2 months and 11 days. Robert F. Spence was born in Warren Co., Ohio April 7, 1844. Here he enlisted in the 4th Independent Cavalry, serving two years. He re-enlisted in the 13th Ohio Cavalry, serving until the end of the war. He was a G.A.R. At the close of the war he moved to Livingston Co., Ill. where he lived for ten years when he moved to Marshall Co., Kansas. Here he united in marriage with Miss Laura Arnold Jan. 7, 1883. In 1887 he moved to Hazen, Ark. where he lived two years then moved to the Bear Springs farm 3 1/2 miles northeast of Gravette, purchasing the Jenkins place where he died Sunday morning following a short illness from apoplexy. He leaves a wife and seven children, Mrs. Minnie Carey, Roy, Walter, Tom, Bessie, Calvin and Ada Spence; also five brothers and many friends here and elsewhere. Rev. G.A. Wilson conducted the funeral Monday afternoon at the I.O.O.F. cemetery where the body was laid to rest. The public sympathizes with the family in their loss.

Laura
1865 - 1955

Contributed on 7/22/08 by wfields55
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Record #: 38063

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Submitted: 7/22/08 • Approved: 2/16/14 • Last Updated: 8/31/15 • R38063-G38062-S3

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