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Henry Spicer II
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Wesley Mayhew Mott
Emma Amalia Holmes
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Ruth Harriet Mott

Stephen Edward Spicer


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1. Cara Leanne McManis

Stephen Edward Spicer

  • Born: 8 Aug 1945, Appleton, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin
  • Christened: 9 Sep 1945, Appleton, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin
  • Marriage (1): Cara Leanne McManis 14 Dec 1974 in Madison, Dane County, WI

bullet   FamilySearch ID: L8BJ-MWT.


bullet  General Notes:

Born at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wisconsin, Steve was moved to Syracuse, New York as a baby and then back to Wisconsin as a five year old. As a youngster Steve attended the Campus school at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He graduated from Oshkosh High School, Oshkosh, Wisconsin in June of 1963; a BA in European History, University of Wisconsin in1967. He attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin for two years. Drafted in 1969, he applied for and got a deferment as a conscientious objector. Worked for Goodwill Industries and the Episcopal University Student center to satisfy the terms of the deferment. Following that he began to learn carpenter skills and hung out at Broom Street Theater in Madison where he met his wife-to-be, Cara McManis. They married and moved to Gary, Indiana where he worked as a carpenter and remodeler from 1974 - 1988. Cabinetmaker and supervisor, Closet Designs, 1988-1990, Owner Area Cabinets 1990-1993, Manager, Kit Ready Cabinets 1993-4, Carpenter Lee Construction Services 1994-1999. Project Manager and IT director of Lee Construction from 1999 until his retirement in October of 2013.

Steve grew up the son of an Episcopal priest and the youngest of three. Early interest in history led to a degree in history at the University of Wisconsin, but disenchanted with academics (and a lot of other things) he turned to working with his hands as a carpenter. A good knack for tools and how things work became a career of sorts. He bought a computer at the age of 48 to compile genealogy information, write web pages and get a general knowledge of computers and the internet. After retirement he continued work on genealogy and became a gardener, maintaining the garden that his wife Cara had begun about 1994.


bullet  Events

Occupation. Cabinetmaker

Education. BA Univ. Of Wisconsin 1967

residence. 116 N. Drew Street, Appleton

residence. 422 Kirk Ave, Syracuse, NY

residence. 518 Franklin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Hospital, 8 Aug 1945. 5:30 AM Wednesday at St. Elizabeth's Hospital

Baptism, 9 Sep 1945, Appleton, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin. at All Saints Episcopal Church, Appleton. Sposors were Anne Woodward Pusey, Asher Runkel Ellis and James W.J. Carmen

residence: 422 Kirk Ave, 6 Apr 1950, Syracuse, Onondaga, NY. 121

Confirmation, 20 May 1956, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., WI. Trinity Oshkosh. Bishop Harwood Sturtevant

Kindegarden. Lincoln School, September 1950- June of 1951. Oshkosh

School: Campus School, Oshkosh State University. September, 1951- June, 1960

School: Oshkosh High School. September, 1960 - June, 1963. Graduated with Honors.


Stephen married Cara Leanne McManis, daughter of Charles Robert McManis and Eva Jane Mossburger, 14 Dec 1974 in Madison, Dane County, WI. (Cara Leanne McManis was born 22 Sep 1953 in Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL, died 27 Aug 2011 in Munster, Indiana and was buried in 2012 in Shrewsbury Cemetery., Mill Shoals, White Co., Illinois.)

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