Wirt Dexter Spencer dies

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i friends and assoc mica a In- revealed to- f d,ay,,h e f iJiaiiuu tu Aged School Principal Dies Wirt Dexter Spencer, principal of Cole School, looked forward with pleasure to the day next June when he would have completed 40 con- s-e c u 1 1 v e I years as a school I t e-a.c b. er, Then, h i s of retire and to devote himself i to his studies and his two hobbies gardening and bee c u ltute. But death took A hand in the age ing pnnci- r 1 2t If; 4 limmi -nmii Ii ill S a WIET D. SPENCER pal's affairs and he died last night at his Hayward home, victim of ah illness from which he first began to suffer during Christmas vacation. Born in Hydesville, Humboldt County, 66 years ago, "Spencer began ; -nicul n'5 work as a teacher in Goodyear's j cter- had-a- com-of Bar School, Sierra County. He came i to Alameda County in 1902 first ! as a teacher in Mt. Eden School, I going to Elmhurst School in 1906. ! TWhen ihe Elmhurst " district was ! absorbed in the Oakland Public School system in 1910, Spencer remained . at the helm as principal. 'From 1910 to 1920 he was at Haw (hm-no Cnhnn onmr, tn Cr,la Cr,kn. thorne School, going to Cole School in 1920. -----Spencer never married. He was a favorite of generations of school children "and frequently rendered at of financial aj'd to needy families who had children in his school. Before his death he requested that his obituary notices be as unostenta-tous as possible, carrying merely his name and the fact of his death. For the last 23 years Spencer had lived with his close friend and companion, Jean Habas; at 238 Castro Street, Hayward. The body is at Grant D. Miller, Company, 2850 Telegraph Avenue, pending funeral arrangements. i I

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 24 Jan 1936, Fri,
  3. Page 24

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