Spencer Cemetery

Spencer Cemetery was established about 1903 and has ~ 71 burials.

Originally a private family cemetery belonging to the Spencer family who homesteaded seven tracts of land in the area between 1978 and 1902. In December 1946, Mary E. Spencer, widow of John F. Spencer, accomplished a Quick Claim Deed and the cemetery was turned over to the Troy Community Maintenance District and it became a public cemetery.

The oldest grave marker belongs to Charles T. Spencer, born in 1867 and died Aug 20, 1899 in the Philippines. Charles was a War Correspondent in the Spanish-American War. He was shot on Aug 18, 1899 and died two days later on Aug 20, 1899. He was initially buried in the Philippines. His two brothers, John and David Spencer had his body brought home and buried on the Spencer homestead.

Links for Spencer:

Find-A-Grave: www.findagrave.com/cemetery/80641/spencer-cemetery

Etiwanda Rail Cemetery Records: Spencer Cemetery, Latah County, Idaho. (mrail.net)

IDGenWeb: files.usgwarchives.net/id/latah/cemeteries/spencer.txt

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