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4382. FREDERICK RUSSELL SPENCER was born on 6 Oct 1842 in DeRuyter, Madison Co., NY. He died on 2 Nov 1902. He was buried on 4 Nov 1902 in Maplelawn Cem., Boliver, Allegany Co., NY. The following information taken from Genesee Co., MI Marriage Records. File Number 1869, page 105, LDS film 1018927, SLC, UT. At marriage Frederick was 28 and his wife 17. He was a farmer. John H. Palmer was the minister and Alfred Slover (Stoner) and Alice Cornell were witnesses. Both from Tyrone, MI. The following information was taken from : General Reference Branch (NNRS-P) National Personnel Records Center (Military Records) NARA 9700 Page Boulevard St Louis, MO 63132 He was a private in the Civil War, in Co. A, 136 R'gmt, Infantry, New York Volunteers. He enlisted in Genoa, NY on Aug 12, 1862 and joined Co A., 136th Infantry Regiment, NY for 3 years. He mustered out in Washington, DC, on June 13, 1865. He duties included being a Train Guard and a Cattle Guard. At enlistment, he was 19 years old, 6' tall, with blue eyes and dark hair. His brother Israel also went to war with him. Brother Morton was not in the same regiment as Frederick and Israel. He had joined up the year before they did. He and Israel were together most of the war, and they both mustered out together. Frederick is mentioned in Israel's letters home during the period. All of Israel's letters will be put in a book, as they are quite interesting and gives us an idea of the trials and tribulations these men went through during that great War. ***See Genealogy Book for his service records.****** Source: The Boliver Breeze, p1, c4, November 6, 1902. Death of a Veteran. Frederick R. Spencer Died on Sunday Morning, Aged 60 Years. Had Been an Invalid for Twenty Years. Frederick R. Spencer, a veteran of the civil war, died at his home in Boliver at a quarter past five o'clock, Sunday morning. Death resulted from kidney trouble. (Brights Disease). Mr. Spencer had been an invalid for 20 years and had been confined to his bed for ten days before his death. Mr. Spencer was born at DeRuyter, N.Y. in 1842 and was a son of Joab Spencer. The family came to Allegany county when he was a lad and settled on a farm in the town of Genesee. Mr. Spencer enlisted in Co. A, 135th N.Y. Volunteers and served two years and eleven months. (See records) For some time he had been drawing a pension of $30 a month. After the war closed he went to Fenton, MI, where he was united in marriage in 1872 to Miss Emma Cornell. Fifteen years ago they family moved to Boliver and have since lived here. Mr. Spencer leaves a wife, one son, Claude Spencer, three brothers, Mortimer (Morton) and Charles Spencer of Little Genesee, and Israel of Vernona (Vernonia), OR. and on sister, Miss Dette Spencer of Little Genesee. Mr. Spencer was a loyal Republican and for many years was tax collector for Boliver, and served some time as deputy sheriff. Funeral services were held at the house at 2 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. D.B. Coon of Little Genesee. The interment took place at the Boliver cemetery.

FREDERICK RUSSELL SPENCER and Emma A. CORNELL were married on 7 Nov 1872 in Fenton, Genesee Co., MI. Emma A. CORNELL (daughter of Alonzo CORNELL and Helen M MERRILL) was born on 11 May 1856 in Tyrone Twsp, Livingston Co., MI. She died on 24 Sep 1935 in Shinglehouse, Potter Co., PA. She was buried on 27 Sep 1935 in Maplelawn Cem., Boliver, Allegany Co., NY. Source: The Boliver Breeze, p1, c5, Sept 19, 1935. Funeral Services fo Mrs. Emma Spencer. Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Spencer, who died at her home in Shinglehouse Monday morning, Sept. 16, at 4 o'clock will be held at her late home there this Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. A.J. Baily, pastor of the M.E. church, officiating. The body will be brought to Boliver for burial in the family lot in Maple Lawn cemetery. Mrs Spencer was the widow of the late Fred Spencer of Boliver. She had lived in the village for many years, moving to Shinglehouse to live eight years ago. She was born at Tyrone, MI, May 11, 1856, being over 79 years old at the time of her death. She is survived by one son, Claude L. Spencer of Olean; a sister, Mrs Ellen Lanning of Lansing, MI; one brother, Lannon Cornell of Tyrone, MI, and five grandchildren. Source: Schaffner Funeral Home, 554 S. Main St., Boliver, NY. Her funeral bill was never completely paid. Still owing $75.00. That could explain the reason she has no "stone" in the cemetery. Source: Potter County, PA Vital Statistics, vol 2, 1930-1940 Mrs Emma Spencer of Shinglehouse died Sept. 24, 1935. Survived by one son, Claude Spencer of Olean, NY. FREDERICK RUSSELL SPENCER and Emma A. CORNELL had the following children:




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