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Geneva Dera Spiker

Full Name:  Geneva Dera Spiker
Known As:  Jean

Date of Birth:  May 25, 1909
Date of Death:  November 10, 2006

Spouse:  Edward Marshall Haught

Father:  Jacob Spiker
Mother:  Lillie Missouri Gay Zinn


Jean was born on May 25, 1909 in Oxford, Ritchie, West Virginia. She married Edward Marshall Haught on June 15, 1945 at the age of 36. Jean spent worked as a teacher. She died on November 10, 2006 at the age of 96 in Marietta, Washington, Ohio. She was buried at the South Fork Cemetery in Ritchie County, West Virginia on November 15, 2006.

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When Jean was born:

Top News Headlines

  • May 24 - Bristol University granted Royal Charter
  • May 26 - Frederick Barrett runs world record marathon (2:42:31)
  • May 29 - Frank “Home Run” Baker’s 1st career home run

US Facts

  • President - William Howard Taft
  • Vice President - James S. Sherman
  • One of the Top Songs for 1909– “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by Fisk University Jubilee Quartet
  • Some of the Hot Toys /Games – “Crayola Crayons” “Jigsaw Puzzles” “Kewpie Dolls”
  • Average Costs throughout the US in 1909:
    • Bread averaged $.05 p/loaf
    • Milk would run you about $0.33 p/gallon
    • A Car would sell for $500
    • The median home value $4500
    • A US Postage Stamp was $0.02 each
    • The average income was $944 p/year
    • DOW Avg: 99

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