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SPILMAN FAMILY ABROAD


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 Scotland.


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:

  1. Marion Thea Spilman March 13, 1914-August 15, 1987 married Vern William Barlow

  2. Lloyd Alexander Spilman January 02, 1916-November 07, 1969 married Gladys Jeanette Myklestad

  3. Elsie Mae Spilman September 06, 1917-April 02, 1994 married Shirley Alexander Coe

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Daniel Spilman 1848-1915 - Life in England before going to the United States.
-Birth Certificate,   Sloop Walcot, Whitton Windmill, Map of North Lincolnshire to America 1870.
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Letters from America back to England
-Dan's marriage to Thea Anderson and his farm in Clear Lake, IA
  Marriage Certificate, 1912 plat map, Photo of Thea, Thea's death certificate
-Dan and Thea Spilman's children  photos 1893, 1898, 1961