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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Annie Louisa Spencer: Birth: 24 MAR 1861 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Death: 3 JAN 1863

  2. Lucy Cross Spencer: Birth: 13 MAY 1864 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Death: 7 SEP 1929 in Orderville, Kane, Utah

  3. Ellen Alice Spencer: Birth: 22 APR 1866 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Death: 17 DEC 1957 in Orderville, Kane, Utah

  4. Orson Cross Spencer: Birth: 3 APR 1868 in Glendale, Kane, Utah. Death: 10 JUL 1952 in Glendale, Kane, Utah

  5. Malita Cross Spencer: Birth: 17 JUN 1872 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Death: 15 FEB 1969 in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Unknown Spencer: Birth: 4 MAY 1877 in Orderville, Kane, Utah. Death: 2 JUL 1965

  2. Joseph Gurnsey Spencer: Birth: 29 JUN 1881 in Knab, Utah. Death: 17 APR 1928

  3. Nabbie Spencer: Birth: 1 MAR 1883. Death: 13 JAN 1958

  4. Bessie Spencer: Birth: 1 APR 1886 in Orderville, Kane, Utah.

  5. Homer Brown Spencer: Birth: 13 JUN 1888 in Orderville, Kane, Utah.


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Isaac Curling Spencer: Birth: 1 APR 1880.

  2. Auerila Spencer: Birth: 20 SEP 1881.

  3. Mable May Spencer: Birth: 10 MAY 1883 in Orderville, Kane, Utah. Death: 1 AUG 1957 in Orderville, Kane, Utah

  4. Emma Spencer: Birth: 2 JUN 1885 in Elk Farm, Kane, Utah. Death: 2 JUN 1885 in Elk Farm, Kane, Utah

  5. Orson Spencer: Birth: 16 JAN 1887.

  6. Howard Spencer: Birth: 16 JAN 1887.

  7. Ivie Spencer: Birth: 24 SEP 1888. Death: 24 SEP 1888

  8. Malinda Elizabeth Spencer: Birth: 24 SEP 1890.

  9. Ruby Spencer: Birth: 13 JUN 1892.

  10. Edna Spencer: Birth: 24 MAR 1894 in Orderville, Kane, Utah. Death: 1894 in Orderville, Kane, Utah

  11. Viola Spencer: Birth: 23 OCT 1895 in Orderville, Kane, Utah.

  12. Female Spencer: Birth: 12 AUG 1896 in Orderville, Kane, Utah. Death: 12 AUG 1896 in Orderville, Kane, Utah

  13. Female 2 Spencer: Birth: 22 MAY 1899 in Orderville, Kane, Utah. Death: 22 MAY 1899 in Orderville, Kane, Utah

  14. Male Spencer: Birth: 22 MAY 1899 in Orderville, Kane, Utah. Death: 22 MAY 1899 in Orderville, Kane, Utah

  15. Verda Spencer: Birth: 14 OCT 1900 in Orderville, Kane, Utah.

  16. Alvin Heaton Spencer: Birth: 12 OCT 1901 in Elk Farm, Kane, Utah. Death: 12 OCT 1901 in Elk Farm, Kane, Utah

  17. Leone (Leona)Spencer: Birth: BET. 12 - 13 NOV 1897 in Orderville, Kane, Utah. Death: 5 MAY 1959

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Notes
a. Note:   !SOURCE: Note from researcher Jerald Ross Thompson: Do not delete the following source references. They are referred to as sources in the individual entries of other memebers of the Howard Orson SPENCER and Louisa Lucy Catherine CROSS family: (1) Temple Index Bureau card for Howard Orson Spencer (2) A Family Group Sheet from Mrs Hannah E. Douglas of Raymond, Washington, who lists as sources: Records owned by Harriet Hoyt Cox". (3) The book "History of Kane County" by Elsie Chamberlain Carrol, page 430. Note: !MARRIAGE: Source reference (2) above shows marriage date to Louisa Lucy Catherine CROSS is 19 April 1866. Note: !ORDINANCES: Source reference (2) above shows the sealed-to-spouse date to Louisa Lucy Catherine CROSS is 18 April 1860 at the Endowment House. Note: !NOTE: Howard was the first counselor in the Kanab Stake Presidency, Utah, from 1877 to 1884. He filled a mission to Europe in 1869-1870 and was chosen as first counselor on April 18, 1877 and set apart by Orson Pratt. (Source: LDS Biographical Encyclopedia. Jenson, Andrew. 1951. Volume 4 page 503) All other genealogical information concerning the person Howard Orson Spencer taken from the following sources: Family Group Sheet showing himself as head of family; Family Group Sheet showing his father as head-of-family, Nauvoo Social History Project by James Smith; Temple Index Buerau; "Mormons and Their Neighbors" by Marvin Wiggins; Orderville Ward Records; "Orson Spencer Descendants" by Seymour H. Spencer. He is also mentioned in "Treasures of Pioneer History" by Kate Carter [Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1952] @@v.5, p.206. He was also the Bishop of the the Orderville, Utah Ward and was the first President of the United Order there. According to a diary entry of one Thomas Chamberlain, Howard Orson Spencer, along with other newly-appointed members of the governing body of the United Order, were baptized into the United Order on 14 or 15 July 1875, this taking place at the town of Toquerville, Utah. Also, a Family Group Sheet received from LDSGENSOC shows a baptism date of 16 Jan 1847.
  Father: Orson SPENCER b: 14 MAR 1802 in West Stockbridge,Berkshire,Massachussetts Mother: Catherine Cannon CURTIS b: 21 MAR 1811 in Canaan Center,Columbia,New York
  Marriage 1 Louisa Lucy Catherine CROSS b: 5 MAR 1841 in Caernarron,,North Wales Married: 18 APR 1860 in Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah Sealing Spouse: 17 APR 1860 in EHOUS Children Annie Louisa SPENCER b: 24 MAR 1861 in Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah Catherine Curtis SPENCER b: 27 SEP 1862 in Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah Lucy SPENCER b: 13 MAY 1864 in Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah Ellen Alice SPENCER b: 22 APR 1866 in Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah Orson Frederick SPENCER b: 3 APR 1868 in Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah Malita Cross SPENCER b: 17 JUN 1872 in Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah Marriage 2 Persis Ann BROWN b: 23 DEC 1855 in Draper,Salt Lake,Utah Married: 22 MAR 1875 in Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah Sealing Spouse: 22 MAR 1875 in EHOUS Children Harriet SPENCER b: 4 MAR 1877 in Orderville,Kane,Utah Joseph Guernsey Brown SPENCER b: 29 JUN 1881 in Kanab,Kane,Utah Nabbie SPENCER b: 1 MAR 1883 in Orderville,Kane,Utah Bessie SPENCER b: 6 APR 1886 in Orderville,Kane,Utah Homer Brown SPENCER b: 13 JUN 1888 in Orderville,Kane,Utah Marriage 3 Asenath Emmeline CARLING b: 5 OCT 1857 in Fillmore,Millard,Utah Married: 1 FEB 1877 in St. George,Washington,Utah Sealing Spouse: 1 FEB 1877 in SGEOR Children Isaac Carling SPENCER b: 1 APR 1880 in Orderville,Kane,Utah Aurelia SPENCER b: 20 SEP 1881 in Orderville,Kane,Utah Mabel May SPENCER b: 10 MAY 1883 in Orderville,Kane,Utah Emma SPENCER b: 2 JUN 1885 in Elk Farm,Kane,Utah Orson Howard SPENCER b: 16 JAN 1887 in Orderville,Kane,Utah Ivie SPENCER b: 24 SEP 1888 in Orderville,Kane,Utah Malinda Elizabeth SPENCER b: 24 SEP 1890 in Orderville,Kane,Utah Ruby SPENCER b: 13 JUN 1892 in Orderville,Kane,Utah Edna SPENCER b: 24 MAR 1894 in Orderville,Kane,Utah Viola SPENCER b: 23 OCT 1895 in Orderville,Kane,Utah SPENCER b: 12 OCT 1896 in Orderville,Kane,Utah Leona SPENCER b: 13 NOV 1897 in Orderville,Kane,Utah SPENCER b: 22 MAY 1899 in Orderville,Kane,Utah Living SPENCER Alvy SPENCER b: 12 OCT 1901 in Elk Farm,Kane,Utah Alvin Heaton SPENCER b: 12 OCT 1901 in Orderville,Kane,Utah SPENCER b: 11 JAN 1904 in Orderville,Kane,Utah Howard Orson Spencer son of Orson Cross Spencer and Catherine Cannon Curtis is alos recorded as having been born in Orderville, Kane Couty, Utah. Source: John William Cox; cartersa@@pacbell.net as submitted to Ancestry.com
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  Kane. Howard Orson Spencer was chosen to be bishop and leader in the little community of Orderville, in southern Utah. One Dec. evening some of the sisters of Orderville met to plan a Christmas treat for the children. The Order had no luxuries and the necessities were strictly rationed. About the only sweets the people had was molasses, so, the sisters decided to make molasses candy and cookies for the youngsters. But on Christmas Eve, they came to grandmother Spencer with news that the brother in charge of the molasses "won't let us have any. He says our allowance for the month is already used." Grandmother's lips tightened. "The children are going to have something for Christmas, I'll speak to my husband after dinner-he'll give us permission.
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  When grandfather came in tired and hungry, grandmother hovered over him and after dinner urged him to rest by the fire. As he sat looking drowsily into the flames, she said in a low voice, "You do think the children should have some candy and cookies for Christmas, don't you Howard?" "Ummhmm," was the sleepy response and grandmother went away smiling. She reported to the ladies that everything was all right, "My husband has given us permission." "Did he say we could have the molasses?" asked one doubting Thomas. "He didn't say 'No'" replied grandmother truthfully. "Now we won't wake up the brother in charge of the molasses. We'll just slip out and take what we need."
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  The man in charge of the molasses barrel was very conscious of his responsibility. On the lid of the barrel he had placed a section of heavy logging chain and a large boulder. Only a thin wooden partition at the head of the bed separated him from the barrel outside, and he was a light sleeper. Shivering from the cold the women crunched through the snow toward the barrel. It was beginning to snow again and the night was very dark. With infinite caution they removed the heavy chain without so much as one betraying clank. It took the combined efforts of all the women to lower the boulder noiselessly to the ground. There was a breathless pause as grandmother raised the lid and dipped into the barrel with a saucepan. She emptied its contents into a bucket and dipped again, and again. "We have enough now," whispered one of the women, "Let's go back." With the same caution the chain and boulder were replaced and the women filed back to the warm kitchen to make the Christmas goodies. But, there was a dismayed gasp when they looked into the pail, "Oh Dear, we haven't enough molasses. We'll have to get some more." "Oh no, Sister Spencer. It's so cold and dark. It's too risky." "Well just the same, we must unless we want the children to be disappointed."
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  There could only be one answer to such a statement and the little band of mothers went again to the molasses barrel. They returned safely and set to work. When morning came, every child in Orderville had two molasses cookies and one big slightly sticky lump of candy in his stocking. Santa Claus had not forgotten them. Grandfather insisted all his life that he could not remember ever having given the women permission to get the molasses. History Files-D.U.P.
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