Person:SPENCE, Joseph Walton (1912 - 1995)

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SPENCE, Joseph Walton (1912 - 1995)
Family(s): Carson
Person ID (Link to genealogy): GED link doc.gif I10149
Sex: M
Date born: 2 Apr 1912
Born in: Uvalde, Texas
Date died: 19 Jan 1995
Died in: Eagle Pass, Texas
Buried in: Maverick County Cemetery, Eagle Pass, Texas
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Spouse(s): CARSON, Clara Mae (1915 - 2002)
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Occupation(s): Entrepreneur, Food service worker
Occupation details: worked for the Eagle Pass Frozen Food Products until the Style Shop, established by Clara Mae Spence, was well established. They both owned/operated the shop until their retirement in 1982
Military service:
Military campaign WWII - Unknown
Military branch
Fawcett book: SPENCE, Joseph Walton (1912 - 1995)
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From Bill Fawcett's book:

Biographical sketch

JACK WALTON SPENCE was born on April 2, 1912 in Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas. After graduating from High School, he attended Rice University in Houston. Jack Spence married Clara Mae Carson in Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas on April 10, 1935. After he graduated from Rice (1936), they continued to live in Houston for 7 more years. Their two daughters (Carolyn Carson Spence and Elizabeth Melissa Spence) were born in Houston. By December 1942 it was apparent that he would be drafted to serve in the military during World War II, so they moved back to Eagle Pass and lived on Monroe Street across from her parents (Charles and Abbie Carson). After the war was over, Jack did not want to return to Houston. After his discharge (June 1945), he rejoined his family in Eagle Pass and worked for the Eagle Pass Frozen Food Products until the Style Shop, established by Clara Mae Spence, was well established. They both owned/operated the shop until their retirement in 1982. After that their daughter, Carolyn, and Jack’s nephew, Walter Fitch, continued to run the shop. Jack W. Spence died in Eagle Pass on Jan 19, 1995.


Source

From A History of the Fawcetts and Related Families in America by William Bloys Fawcett. Used by permission of Dr. Fawcett.

This book was first published in 1996 and some of the information is quite dated. If you find errors or want to add updates, contact me, and I will add notes to the page.

Copyright © 1996, 2007 by William Bloys Fawcett, Jr. All rights reserved. No copies may be made of this document through any electronic, photocopying or other means without permission of the author.






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