Spencer Family Tree of Ted & Barbara Spencer

Edward Michael Spencer


b: 26 December (“Boxing Day”) 1918, 244 Foundry Lane, Southampton, Hampshire
(2nd son of:
Frederick Spencer & Ethel Ellen Spencer (nee Bustin)

d.: 28 March 2000, Leeds, W/Yks (Age 81)
occ: Managing Director,
John Ratcliff & Sons, Ltd.,Armley, Leeds
(Accolade: Queens Award for Industry, 1976)
















(He sang in the car and loved to recite from Shakespeare, the Bible & the poets. An avid reader, with a particular fondness for biographies of the stars of Hollywood’s golden era. He enjoyed horse and dog racing, good food & drink. He was a self-made man with  a dynamic personality -- his father died when he was a child and he left school at 13. He had a wealth of sayings/expressions that live on and carry his memory: “Let it be soon”; “Put that in your sky”; “Mark my card”; “Last him a lifetime”; ‘Set out your stall”; “First is first, second is nowhere”; “Let’s keep the party clean”; “It’s not a bad life”… “Marvellous!”)


* James Charles (b. 14 May 1916, Amesbury, Wiltshire)
* Eric Evelyn (b. 27 March 1921, Southampton)
* Kenneth (b. 29 May 1924, Leeds)

(Children of Frederick Spencer & his first wife,
Sophia Spencer (nee Wilson)
* Charles (b. 1894, Ossett, W/Yks)
* Frederick Page (b. 1896, Dewsbury, W/Yks)
* John Albert (b. 1898, Sculcoates, Hull, E/Yrks)
* Lucy Ann (b.1899, Mexborough, S/Yks)
* Thomas (b. 1901, Manchester, Lancs)
* Eileen (b. 1905, Portsmouth)

m: 24 April 1943, Leeds Registry Office

Sp: Barbara Joan Patricia WILLIAMS

* Shaun Michael Spencer
* Shelagh Margaret Spencer
* Stephen Robert Spencer




World War One ends





Spanish flu epidemic—220 000 died in Great Britain and 20 to 50 million world wide





World War Two





20 July, Apollo 11 spacecraft lands on the moon. Neil Armstrong the first man to walk on the moon