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Spafford Family

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Abner Spafford, born about 1836 in Michigan. Married Matilda Hearne about March 27, 1862, in Illinois. Matilda died about December 25, 1917. Children: Arthur, born about 1864, moved to Ocala, Florida; Sumner M., born about 1867, married Carrie May Williams on July 7, 1895, she was born in 1871, in Antioch, and died about July 4, 1901, moved to Denver, Colorado, a son was born on September 18, 1909; Alfred, born on October 16, 1870, in Millburn, moved to Chicago, died on October 22, 1929, in Spring Valley, Illinois (obituary); Maud, born about 1875, married William Mitchell, moved to Waukegan, son Lester; Ralph, born about 1876, married Lillian Hancock (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hancock, born June 7, 1883, at Green Bay, Wisconsin) on Wednesday, June 20, 1906, son Ralph, Lillian died June 18, 1914, Ralph was killed in collision with train in July, 1916 (obituary); Emma, born about 1879, married Roy Linden Hughes at Maywood, June 23, 1906, moved to Peru, Illinois.
Lucy married William G. Marselis on January 18, 1913.
John Spafford born September 18, 1847, at Bristol, Wisconsin, married Lillie (Lily) Perry on February 27 (25?), 1900, children: daughter (marries J. Harry Message); Howard E.
more about Howard.... Graduated with BS and MD degrees from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Interned at Wesley Memorial Hospital, in Chicago. Practicing physician in Malta. Married Ila Baxter about March 4, 1933, in DeKalb, Illinois. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Baxter of DeKalb. She was a nurse at Wesley Memorial, graduating in 1931.
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