WILBUR W. SPENCER, who is recognized as one of Pulaski Township's most prominent citizens, carries on extensive
farming on his valuable estate of 400 acres situated here. Mr. Spencer was born at Hartford, Trumbull County, Ohio,
April 7, 1843, and is a son of Bissell H. and Fannie (Chapman) Spencer. The Spencer family is of English extraction.
The father of the subject of this sketch was born in Connecticut, and the mother in Ohio. She died when Wilbur
W. was four years old. One other son survives her, Whitney Spencer, who also resides in Pulaski Township.
Wilbur W. Spencer was reared in Trumbull County, Ohio, and there attended school. For many years he was engaged
in the milling industry both in Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, Ohio, and later in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.
In 1862 he enlisted for service in the Civil War and served for three years in an independent company and regiment,
under command of Capt. Charles Smith, of Trumbull County. He saw hazardous service in Virginia, West Virginia,
Kentucky and Ohio, but was never seriously injured, and received an honorable discharge. He belongs to the G. A.
R. post at Youngstown. He returned to Trumbull County where he resided until 1880, when he settled on his present
farm in Pulaski Township. Mr. Spencer has served four years as a member of the Board of Education in Pulaski Township,
being a great friend of the public schools. While not connected by membership with any religious body, his fellow
citizens have found him liberal and generous in every call made upon him for religious or benevolent purposes.
Mr. Spencer was married, first, to Ella Cole, who, was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, and they had two children:
Frank E., residing at Pittsburg, and Mabel M., who is the wife of John Wallace, residing at New Castle. Mr. Spencer
was married, secondly, to Hannah McClusky, who was born at Hubbard, Ohio.
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908
Lawrence County Pennsylvania Biographies
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