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Biographical Sketch of Elmer G. Spencer
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Spencer, Elmer G., Ferrisburgh, Panton p. o., was born in East Addison in 1824. He was married on January 20, 1845, to Laura M. Smith, of East Addison, Vt., who was born in 1826. They have had one son and six daughters born to them — George C., Laura, Ella, Matie, Lucy, Bertha, Minnie. Four of the daughters have been teachers, and Bertha and Minnie graduated with great credit from the Castleton State Normal School in 1885. Elmer G. Spencer was a son of Joseph, jr., and Lucy (Elmer) Blakeley, who were married in 1816. They had eight children born to them, of whom two sons and three daughters are now living — Elmer G., Joseph, Charlotte, Elizabeth, and Jennie. Joseph, jr., died in 1874, aged eighty-three years, and his wife died in 1884, aged eighty-nine years. Joseph was a prominent man of his town, and held many of the town offices. He was a son of Joseph, sr., and Elizabeth (Sackett) Spencer. Joseph. sr., came to this country from England with his two brothers and settled on Block Island for a time, after which Joseph settled near Grand View Mountain, where he died, leaving a family of one son and five daughters
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