Alexander Aitken Spilman
October 09, 1893 - December 17, 1933 Clear Lake, IA
Wedding photo 1913 with Anne Mary Katz
Alexander Aitken Spilman was the 8th child and youngest son of
Dan and Thea Spilman.
In June of 1893 Dan's brothers George and Alexander Aitken Spilman came from
England to visit with Dan and travel in America. They went all the way to
California before returning home. Since Dan's son Alexander Aitken Spilman
was born only a few months latter, we assume that Dan named him after his
brother. Alexander Aitken was the maternal Grandfather for Dan and his
brother Alexander. Below is a photo of Dan's brother, Alexander Aitken
Spilman - and their Grandfather Alexander Aitken from Scotland.
|Dan's brother, Alexander Aitken Spilman of England 1850-1927
||Alexander Aitken 1776-1865. Dan's maternal Grandfather from
Alexander Spilman married Anne Mary Katz in 1913 in Iowa. Alex
suffered a heart attack at the age of 40 and died December 17, 1933 in Clear
Lake, IA. He had been a farmer and it is assumed that the 100 acres being
farmed in 1939
by his son Lloyd Spilman, was part of his inheritance from Alex's father
Dan. In 1936 Harry's ( brother to Alex) wife died. Eventually Anne
Mary Katz Spilman married Harry.
Alexander and Anne Mary had three children:
Marion Thea Spilman March 13, 1914-August 15, 1987 married Vern
Lloyd Alexander Spilman January 02, 1916-November 07, 1969
married Gladys Jeanette Myklestad
Elsie Mae Spilman September 06, 1917-April 02, 1994 married
Shirley Alexander Coe
1848-1915 - Life in England before going to the United States.
Map of North Lincolnshire to America 1870.
-Letters from America
back to England
-Dan's marriage to Thea Anderson
and his farm in Clear Lake, IA
1912 plat map,
Photo of Thea, Thea's death certificate
-Dan and Thea Spilman's