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Family: George Francis Spencer / Sarah Elsie Gardner (F17)

m. 22 Oct 1900


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  • George Francis SpencerFather | Male
    George Francis Spencer

    Born  30 Jun 1870  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location LDS Ordinances  Date  Place 
    Christened      Baptized (LDS)     
    Died  22 April 1944  Provo, Utah County, Utah  Find all individuals with events at this location Endowed (LDS)     
    Buried  26 Apr 1944  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location Sealed P (LDS)     
    Married  22 Oct 1900  [1, 2]  Manti, Sanpete County, Utah  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location Sealed S (LDS)     
    Divorced  Yes, date unknown   
    Father  John Henry Spencer | F20 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Lucy Lodica Elmer | F20 Group Sheet 

    Sarah Elsie GardnerMother | Female
    Sarah Elsie Gardner

    Born  4 July 1882  Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location LDS Ordinances  Date  Place 
    Christened      Baptized (LDS)     
    Died  11 Feb 1925    Endowed (LDS)     
    Buried  16 Feb 1925  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location Sealed P (LDS)     
    Other Spouse  Carl Henrick Person | F402 
    Married  17 May 1918  Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana  Find all individuals with events at this location Sealed S (LDS)     
    Father  Henry Erastus Stanley Gardner | F112 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary Rosetta Patterson | F112 Group Sheet 

    Earl Francis SpencerChild 1 | Male
    + Earl Francis Spencer

    Born  4 July 1903  Utah  Find all individuals with events at this location LDS Ordinances  Date  Place 
    Christened      Baptized (LDS)     
    Died  11 July 1964  Reno, Clark County, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location Endowed (LDS)     
    Buried  Aft 11 Jul 1964  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location Sealed P (LDS)     
    Spouse  Margaret Mollie Mack | F401 
    Married  17 Nov 1925  Farmington, Davis County, Utah  Find all individuals with events at this location Sealed S (LDS)     

    Mary Lodica  SpencerChild 2 | Female
    + Mary Lodica Spencer

    Born  17 Jun 1905  Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location LDS Ordinances  Date  Place 
    Christened      Baptized (LDS)     
    Died  26 Apr 1999  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah  Find all individuals with events at this location Endowed (LDS)     
    Buried  30 Apr 1999  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah  Find all individuals with events at this location Sealed P (LDS)     
    Spouse  James Patrick Hyland | F847 
    Married  16 Nov 1925  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah  Find all individuals with events at this location Sealed S (LDS)     
    Spouse  Paulo Arthur Allias | F1041 
    Married  26 Apr 1937  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah  Find all individuals with events at this location Sealed S (LDS)     

    Ernest Richard SpencerChild 3 | Male
    + Ernest Richard Spencer

    Born  13 Mar 1907  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location LDS Ordinances  Date  Place 
    Christened      Baptized (LDS)     
    Died  3 Jan 1960  Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location Endowed (LDS)     
    Buried  Aft 3 Jan 1960  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location Sealed P (LDS)     
    Spouse  Cleopha Alberta Peterson | F249 
    Married  16 May 1930  Ely, White Pine County, Nevada  Find all individuals with events at this location Sealed S (LDS)     
    Spouse  Adele Blanche Kenyon | F250 
    Married      Sealed S (LDS)     

    Elmer Bert SpencerChild 4 | Male
    + Elmer Bert Spencer

    Born  18 Jun 1908  Utah  Find all individuals with events at this location LDS Ordinances  Date  Place 
    Christened      Baptized (LDS)     
    Died  17 Feb 1999  Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location Endowed (LDS)     
    Buried  Aft 17 Feb 1999  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location Sealed P (LDS)     
    Spouse  Peggy Marie Barnett | F844 
    Married      Sealed S (LDS)     

    Pearl Eva SpencerChild 5 | Female
    + Pearl Eva Spencer

    Born  22 Sept 1914  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location LDS Ordinances  Date  Place 
    Christened      Baptized (LDS)     
    Died  18 July 1949  Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location Endowed (LDS)     
    Buried  22 July 1949  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location Sealed P (LDS)     
    Spouse  Jose Celestino Encarnacion Montoya | F6 
    Married  5 Jan 1933  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah  Find all individuals with events at this location Sealed S (LDS)     

  • Notes  Married:
    • Marriage Books of Sanpete County, Utah, Volume 4, Page 294; George was 29 and listed himself as a resident of Indianola. Elsie was 18 and listed herself as a resident of Indianola.
      Further confirmed by Western Marriages database of Brigham Young University - Idaho and Family Search - Utah Marriages, 1887-1966 database. Marriage was performed by Edler A. Thomson, Jr. Witnesses were Louis C. Olsen and David Olsen. The Olsen family married into the Spencer family via George's sister Lucy Spencer; however, the relationship of the witnesses here is unknown.

    Divorced:
    • In the 1910 census George Francis Spencer and Sarah Elsie Gardner were together and married. It is unknown whether they ever formally divorced; however, in the 1920, 1930 and 1940 census George Francis Spencer is indexed as being divorced. His wife Sarah Elsie Gardner in the 1920 census is in Juab County, Utah with another man and is indexed as "Elsie Person." Her husband is Karl "Person." However, Sarah's tombstone at Payson City Cemetery lists her as "Spencer."

      Notes from granddaughter Bonnie Allias Mortenson: Bonnie could not confirm that there was a divorce. If so, her mother (Mary Lodica Spencer) never spoke of it. She did confirm that Sarah did leave George Francis with all the children. If Sarah remarried (Mr. Person) Bonnie could not confirm it. Again, her mother never spoke of him. She does think that Sarah came back and left again several times. She knows that Sarah brought Pearl to older sister Marie (Mary Lodica Spencer) several times. George Francis Spencer was a farmer and sheep herder by trade. Bonnie said that her mother told her that Sarah Elsie Gardner grew tired of being poor all the time. Bonnie knows that she died young - but doesn't know of what. She thought that she died in Indianola, Utah. It has now been confirmed through the Montana County Marriages database that Sarah Elsie Gardner Spencer did formally marry Carl Person.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4273286765] Web: Western States Marriage Record Index, 1809-2011, Brigham Young University - Idaho.

    2. [S4273286766] Utah Marriages, Family Search, ( Family Search).
      George Spencer, born 1871, age 29 married Elsie Gardner born 1882, age 18 on 22 Oct 1900 in Manti, Sanpete, Utah; Indexing Project (batch) number: M74654-3; System Origin: Utah-EASy; Source Film No. 481510