George Boardman Spencer (1840-1924)

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George Boardman Spencer
Spencer, George B.JPG
Born: 21 Feb 1840 Middlefield, Massachusetts
Died: 9 Feb 1924 Paris, Idaho
Father: Orson Spencer
Mother: Catherine Curtis
Siblings: Catherine Curtis Spencer
Ellen Curtis Spencer
Aurelia Reed Curtis Spencer
Catherine Reed Curtis Spencer
Howard Orson Spencer
George Boardman Spencer
Lucy Curtis Spencer
Chloe Curtis Spencer
Spouse: Leonora Taylor Horne
Married: 10 Nov 1967 Salt Lake City, Utah
Children: Lucy Isabella Spencer
Leonora Horne Spencer
Lilian Horne Spencer
George Boardman Spencer
Joseph Horne Spencer
Howard Spencer
daughter Spencer
Mary Ellen Spencer
Orson Horne Spencer
Herbert Leo Spencer
Seymour Horne Spencer
Edwin Horne Spencer


Jensen, Andrew. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, vol 4, pp. 403-404:

Spencer, George Boardman, Bishop of the Paris 1st Ward, Bear Lake Stake, Idaho, from 1881 to 1885, was born Feb. 21, 1840, in Middlefield, Mass., the son of Orson Spencer and Catherine Curtis. He was baptized in 1849, moved to Paris in 1874, was chosen Bishop in 1882 and served until 1885. He was ordained a High Priest in 1873, filled a mission to Switzerland in 1864-1867, and from 1867 to 1871 filled a special mission to the Muddy Valley. On Aug. 7, 1881, he was ordained a Bishop by John Taylor He was also sheriff of Bear Lake County for a time.

George Boardman Spencer

Esshom, Frank. Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p. 1178:

SPENCER, GEORGE BOARDMAN (son of Orson Spencer and Catherine Curtis). Born Feb. 21, 1840, at Middlefield, Hampshire county, Mass.

Married Leonora Taylor Home Nov. 10, 1867, Salt Lake City... Family resided Salt Lake City, Utah, and Paris, Idaho.

Helped settle the Muddy. Missionary to Switzerland 1864-67; alternate high councilor Salt Lake stake; bishop 1st ward Paris, Idaho. Settled in Idaho 1874. Bear Lake county sheriff several years; probate judge two years; county treasurer two terms; road supervisor and school trustee.

Spencer Family


  • Spencer, Seymour H. Life Summary of Orson Spencer, p. 106
  • The American Genealogist, Jul 1963, p. 179
  • Spencer, Seymour H. Orson Spencer Descendants, Through 1956, p. 1.
Sheriff, Treasurer, Probate Judge - Bear Lake Co., Idaho Mission to Germany & Switzerland, 1864-67 Bishop Temple Marriage
  • 1860 Federal Census, Utah Territory, Great Salt Lake Co., GSLC 5th Ward, Page #116 , Dwelling #820, Family #27, Enumerated 29 Jun 1860:
Spencer, Howard O.
George B., 20, m, Farmer, 750/250, Mass
  • 1880 Federal Census, Idaho Territory, Bear Lake Co., Paris, Page #9, Dwelling #68 , Family #68:
Spencer, G. B., w, m, 40, md, Farmer, Mass, Mass, Mass
Lenore T., w, f, 31, wife, md, K H, Ut, Eng, Eng
Lucy J., w, f, 8, dau., single, Ut
Lillian, w, f, 5, dau., single, Ut
Geo. B. Jr., w, m, 3, son, single, Ut
Joseph H., w, m, 1, son, single, Ut
  • Ordinances: TIB card
  • Gravestone: Paris Cemetery, Bear Lake, Idaho:

George B. Spencer
Feb 21, 1840
Feb 9, 1924
Leonora T. H.
Jan 16, 1849

May 16, 1920
Last Name: SPENCER
First Name: George
Middle Name: Boardman
Cemetery: Paris, Idaho
Birth Date: 2/21/1840
City Born: Middlefield, Berks,
State Born: MA
Date Died: 2/9/1924
City Died: Paris, Bear Lake,
State Died: Id
Sources: Sexton