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William Franklin Spann4/17/1874 -- 12/13/1939avatar
Margaret Armintie Shirey4/7/1880 -- 3/25/1968avatar
Andy Gregory5/29/1892 -- 1/25/1975avatar
Alpharetta Mae Green10/21/1895 -- 4/24/1963avatar
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James Ernest Spann

Birth8/21/1905
 
Death7/26/1995
 
Grave7/28/1995
 
Aged: 89.9 years
Grave does not have place of birth

There are two places of birth reported for James Ernest Spann. Family information elicited from Dessie and Ernest by Loretta Gregory Gay (Dessie Spann's sister) reports place of birth as Golden, Wood County, Texas.

A Spann family genealogy gives extensive family details but gives place of birth as Winfield, Alabama.
-- RootsWeb, Descendants of William Spann Sr, rootsweb.com

The 1910 and 1930 censuses agree with Loretta. There is also a discrepancy concerning the place of birth of Ernest's mother. The genealogy reports her also born in Alabama, like William, but the censuses report she was born in Texas. The 1930 census reports she was born in Alabama.

1910 United States Federal Census, 28 April, Justice Precinct 3, Coke, Texas, District 23 , page 7B, New Hope and Blackwell Rd, Hse/Fam #133
Spann, William F Head M W 36 Married 11 yrs AL AL AL Farmer Rents
Spann, Margaret A Wife F W 30 Married 11 yrs TX AL AL
Spann, James E Son M W 4 TX AL TX

In 1920, Ernest is reported under his middle name, with a new middle initial!

1920 Federal Census, Wood County, Texas, 10 January, Justice Precinct, District 157, page 4A, Hse/Fam #65
Span, Frank W Head Rents M W 45 AL AL AL Farmer
Span, Mittie Wife F W 39 AL AL AL
Span, Earnest L Son M W 16 Single TX AL AL

1930 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 15 April, Whitebead, District 29, page 5A, Hse/Fam #81
Spann, Frank W Head Rents M W 56 Married at age 20 AL AL AL Farmer
Spann, Mettie Wife F W 50 Married at age 19 AL AL AL No Occupation
Spann, Earnest Son M W 24 Single TX AL AL General Labor

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My grandfather: James Ernest Spann married Dessie Lea Gregory (March 12, 1915) and had two sons:
William Andrew Spann (September 10, 1952) married Condra Sue Smith Wyatt (October 1946) and had
Sondra Lee Spann (July 28, 1972) (also has been married and has children) and
Laura Jean Spann (January 15, 1975) (now Laura Loyal with Rhiannon Skye Loyal (June 1998) and Caitlynn Marianna Loyal (July 1999))
and then Debbie Gail Pyle (July 4, 1959) and had
William Eugene Spann (December 16, 1982)
Christopher Wayne Spann (January 12, 1985), and
Justin Dean Spann (October 9, 1986)
James Royce Spann (January 6, 1955) married Jeanne Francis Craig Morena (January 30, 1953)
(no longer married) and had me Susan Spann (November 9, 1978).
-- Susan Spann, RootsWeb Discussion, ancestry.com
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Social Security Death Index
J. E. Spann
Born 21 Aug 1905, Died 26 Jul 1995
Last Residence Pauls Valley, Garvin, Oklahoma 73075
SSN 448-32-9252 issued Oklahoma (1951)

Ernest died on 21 August 1905 in Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma. Two days later Ernest's funeral service was conducted at the Faith Baptist Church in Pauls Valley, with Troy Baker officiating. Burial was in the Greenhill Cemetery of Lindsay in McClain County, under the direction of Stufflebean Funeral Home, Paul's Valley.

Dessie Lea Gregory

Birth3/12/1915
Reside1930
 
Death2/1/2003
 
Grave2/6/2003
Aged: 87.9 years
12 April, Lindsay, District 10, page 7B, Hse #92, Fam #109
Gregory, Dessie Dau F W 15 OK TN GA 12 April, Lindsay, District 10, page 7B, Hse #92, Fam #109
Gregory, Dessie Dau F W 15 OK TN GA Obituary of Dessie Lea Spann Obituary of Dessie Lea Spann 12 April, Lindsay, District 10, page 7B, Hse #92, Fam #109
Gregory, Dessie Dau F W 15 OK TN GADessie's middle name is sometimes spelled Lee in family sources.

For several years, Dessie wrote the column "The Rocky Point News" for the Lindsay News.

Dessie died at the Paul's Valley General Hospital, Paul's Valley, Oklahoma.
At the time of her death, Dessie was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, Paul's Valley.
The funeral was conducted at Faith Baptist Church, Paul's Valley. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery at Lindsay, Oklahoma.
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1+

James Royce 

  Sharon S Goodwin, Jeanne Frances Craig 
2+

William Andrew 

  Amanda Kay Hasbrouck, Debbie Gail Pyle, Condra Sue Wyatt 
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Sources
  1. Other: Gedcom Import: Jenkins-Gregory-LeStrange-McSwainPRIV.ged; Imported 8/19/2007;
  2. Other: Obituaries -- Funeral Remembrance Card, James Ernest Spann;
  3. Other: Loretta Gregory Gay Genealogical Research;
  4. Other: Gravestone of Ernest and Dessie Spann, Green Hill Cemetery, Lindsay, Oklahoma;
  5. Website:RootsWeb -- Descendants of William Spann Sr;
  1. Census: . 1930 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma;
  2. Other: Gedcom Import: Jenkins-Gregory-LeStrange-McSwainPRIV.ged; Imported 8/19/2007;
  3. Other: Lindsay (Oklahoma) News, 27 February 2003,Obituary of Dessie Lea Spann;
  4. Other: Alpharetta Mae Gregory, names in a Bible;
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