Individual Record 2851

Name}   Spainhower, James Franklin Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam  1 Aug 1895 Place} Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri
Marr.: Date} Exa 27 May 1914 Place}     , Los Angeles, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 20 Jun 1978 Place} Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California
Burial: Date} Exa 23 Jun 1978 Place} Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 1091=1900 USA cen
Source 2} 1092=1910 USA cen
Source 3} 1430=Marriage rec
Source 4} 845 = Military rec
Source 5} 1088=1920 USA cen
Source 6} 1084=1930 USA cen
Source 7} 1454=1940 USA cen
Source 8} 1090=Photograph
Source 9} 1093=Photograph
Source 10} 716 = Death record
Source 11} 717 = S.S. record
Source 12}1101=Photograph
Parents: } Evington and Elizabeth Spainhower
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 476 = Alhambra, Los Angeles, California
      Occupation 1} Fire fighter
       Occupation 2} Salesman
Spouses:   Prime} Fishback, Harriet Martineau
 Total Number of} 1?
Notes:  James Franklin Spainhower was born 1 Aug 1895 in Kansas City, Missouri.  His parents were Evington [or Arnold] Spainhower and Elizabeth Winkle.  In his younger years, he went by his middle name or nickname, Frank J.  In the 1900 USA census, the family was living at 7613 Cottage Grave Ave., Chicago, Illinois.  He had a younger brother Emery born in Oct 1898 in Missouri.  His father was a teamster.  His parents had two more children, namely Hattie born about 1903, and Albert born about 1906.  His father evidently died before 1910. In the 1910 USA census, Jame's family is found living with his uncle, George R. Johnsein, at 9122 Jeffery Ave., Chicago.  The household consisted of his uncle, two of his uncles children, and his family.  His mother was a housekeeper in a private home, and James was a rivet heater in a car shop.

James married Harriett Fishback on 27 May 1914 in Los Angeles County, California.  Their son John Everett was born 27 Aug 1914, probably in Alhambra.  In 1917 when James registered for the World War draft, the family was living at 407 S. Palm Avenue in Alhambra.  He was a salesman for the Jewel Tea Company in Los Angeles.  He was described as being tall and of medium build, with blue eyes and light brown hair.

In the 1920 USA census, James and Harriet, along with their son, were living at 123 S. Palm Avenue, Alhambra.  James was now a fireman.  The couple evidently divorced, as Harriet married George Baisley in the 1920's.  In the 1930 USA census, James was a lodger in the home of his ex-sister-in-law, Edith Fishback.  James continued working as a fireman.  In 1937, he was a member of Company No. 20, 'A' Platoon, of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

In the 1940 USA census, James was still a lodger with his ex-sister-in-law, Edith Fishback.  It is not known if James ever remarried.  He died 20 Jun 1978 in Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, California.  His last residence was in Simi Valley, Ventura County.  He was buried 23 Jun 1978 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} James Spainhower
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 30 Jul  2013
Date Created}  28 Oct 2010
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