F. M. SPENCER, station agent, operator, Pulaski. The subject of this sketch was born October 24, 1856, in Wisconsin, to E. T. and Sarah J. (Taylor) Spencer. He was born in New York, but she in Canada, and was reared in Vermont. He was reared in Broome Co., N. Y., and his father still lives there at about the age of eighty-seven years. In 1862, our subject with his parents came to this county, and have resided here since. By trade, his father is a millwright, but has kept the family on a farm most of the time. Both of the parents are still living, and have two sons and two daughters living. Our subject was educated in the common schools of this county. In 1876, he began clerking in a store in Pulaski, where he remained for four years. August, 1880, he began learning telegraphing at this office. He studied here for four months, then began work at Mound City Junction, and remained in that place till August, 1881, when he was sent to Odin, but four months later he was returned to the office at Pulaski, and has remained since, attending to the company's work here, operator, station agent, express agent, etc. May 23, 1883, he was married to Miss Tillie Hildebrant. She was an orphan girl, but had lived here since childhood. In politics. Mr. Spencer is a Republican, as his father and grandfather also are.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 333-334.