The Reeves Family and the Ewing Family Genealogies
28, 1857 April 4, 1930)
(August 28, 1852 August 14, 1928)
They first appear together in the 1870 census records.
He was then a 22-year old farmer in the New Roe community of Allen
County, Kentucky. She was listed as
Laura F. Spears, age 26. Their
children are Docia E. Spears, age 3 and Myrta W. Spears, age 1.
The census showed that he and his parents were all born in
The 1880 United States Census for Allen County, Kentucky shows the household of Edward Franklin Spears living in the New Roe community. He was 22 and she was 28. They had two children, three and one. He was working as a farmer.
He is shown in the 1900 census as a 42-year old farmer in
Allen County, Kentucky. He is shown
as being born in May 1858. In his
household was his wife, Laura, then 44. She
is shown as the mother of six children, all living. He and his parents were all
There were three children living with them: Docia Spears, born November 1876; [illegible], born September 1878; John Spears, born June 1878; [illegible], born January 1886; and born 1888.
The 1910 United States Census showed him as a 53-year old farmer. Living with him were his 54-year old wife, Laura Spears and their 20-year old daughter Edna Spears. By this time one of their children was shown as deceased.
By the time of the 1930 United States Census, he had moved
Nannie Maude Spears remembered that her mother, Laura
Francis Spears, went by the nickname “Doll.”
She lived in
According to a newspaper obituary of Laura Spears,
her funeral was conducted at the home of her son-in-law, L.L. Ewing.
She was buried in
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