Leland Elbridge SPENCER[1]

Male 1908 - 1993  (85 years)


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  • Name Leland Elbridge SPENCER  [2
    Born 21 Mar 1908  Merritt, Pamlico cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Dec 1993 
    Person ID I544  LUPTON
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2014 

    Father Nathan SPENCER,   b. 26 Nov 1858, Engelhard, Hyde cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1933, Merritt, Pamlico cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Clarissa Ann LUPTON,   b. 23 Jan 1867, Whortonsville, Pamlico cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1936, Merritt, Pamlico cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1890  Whortonsville, Pamlico cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    US census of 1900 for NC, Pamlico county, township 2, page 12a.
    US census of 1900 for NC, Pamlico county, township 2, page 12a.
    Lines 7-12 show the family of Nathan SPENCER. Included are his wife, Clarissa Ann LUPTON and four children. Clarissa is shown to have borne five children with four surviving. Nathan is shown to be a farmer.
    US census of 1910 for NC, Pamlico county, Florence precinct, page 15a.
    US census of 1910 for NC, Pamlico county, Florence precinct, page 15a.
    Lines 32-40 show the family of Nathan SPENCER. Included are his wife, Clarissa Ann LUPTON and seven children. They are shown to have been married for 20 years. Nathan is shown to be a farmer and they three oldest boys are shown as farm laborers. It is indicated that they own their home free of mortgage.
    US census of 1930 for NC, Pamlico county, township 2, page 13a.
    US census of 1930 for NC, Pamlico county, township 2, page 13a.
    Lines 30-32 show the family of Nathan SPENCER. Included are his wife, Clarissa Ann LUPTON and one son, Joseph. At the age of 71 Nathan is shown to be a farmer and his son is shown as a farm laborer.
    Family ID F201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marguerite MCKINLEY 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Marvin Lee SPENCER
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F208  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Obituary.
      VERO BEACH, Fla. - Leland Elbridge Spencer, 2300 West Indian Creek Boulevard, Vero Beach, Florida passed away Thursday, December 16, 1993. Born in Merritt, N. C., March 21, 1908, he graduated high school in Stonewall, N. C., then attended Hammel Business School and Goodyear Industrial University in Akron, Ohio. In 1926 he joined the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in what became a 44-year career. Beginning in the Production Control Dept. he advanced to Manager of Merchandise Planning. In 1942 he was loaned to the United States Government and appointed Chief of Production and Requirements, Office of Rubber Director, War Production Board, Washington, D.C. and was made Assistant Rubber Director two years later. He retired from the War Production Board in 1945 and returned to Goodyear in Topeka, Kansas as Plant Manager. In 1947, he again joined the government as Special Assistant to Gen. Lucius Clay in Berlin. Later that year he was made Chief Executive of Commerce & Industry in American, British and French Zones, Frankfurt, where he was in charge of rebuilding the iron, coal, and steel industries of Germany. In 1949 Mr. Spencer returned to the U. S. to become Executive Vice President, Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. (Goodyear subsidiary), Cumberland, Maryland. He returned once again to government service in 1951 as Director Rubber Division of National Production Authority, Department of Commerce Washington, D.C. and the next year was named Director, Office of Synthetic Rubber, Reconstruction Finance Corporation. In 1953 he was returned to Goodyear, Akron, as Special assistant to the President and became Vice President the following year. In 1958 he was assigned as Executive Vice President of Goodyear, Canada, Toronto, and became President and General Manager in 1959. He retired as Chairman of the Board of Goodyear, Canada in 1970, whereupon he and Mrs. Spencer moved to Delray Beach, Florida and then to Vero Beach eight years later. Mr. Spencer was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a 33rd degree Mason, a Shriner, a member of the Vero Beach Country Club and a past president of St. George's Country Club, Toronto where he held lifetime membership. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Marguerite; daughter, Mrs. Richard T. (Joyce) Bishop, Vero Beach; sons, Larry E. Spencer, Batesville, Arkansas and Thomas M. Spencer, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Mr. Spencer is predeceased by one son, Marvin Lee Spencer. At the family's request there will be no visitation or repose. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 20, 1993 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Dr. David Mulford officiating. Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P. O. 939, Vero Beach, Florida 32961, or the charity of one's choice in memory of Mr. Spencer. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox-Gifford Funeral Home. (Akron Beacon Journal [Akron, OH] - December 17, 1993; pg. C8)

    2. [S3] The Luptons of North Carolina, Shirley D Edwards & Gladys I Sadler, (self-published - 1982), 58.