Spencer Palmer Farmer was born on 13 Oct 1866 in Welchpool, Campobello Island and Christened 20 July 1868 at the St Annes Church. He spent his life on Campobello island and from the census records we know that his occupation was a bookkeeper. He was married twice. He married Dinah Butler in 1893 and together they had 5 children. He married Elizabeth Anne MacGillvrey and they had one son together. He died in 1942 at St Andrews, NB and is buried in the St Andrews Rural Cemetery.
Marriage to Dinah
Spencer married in 1893 in St. Andrews.
Spencer and Dinah had several children.
John Owen Farmer 1888-
Frances Rowena Farmer 1890-
George Brandon Farmer 1892-1905
Steele Farmer 1893-
Irving Spencer Farmer 1895-1987
Marriage to Elizabeth
Spencer married Elizabeth on the 30 June 1870.
Spencer and Elizabeth had one child together.
Spencer was put on a train to Winnipeg at the age of 15 by John, given $50, and told to go forth. I understand Spencer helped put down the Northwest rebellion. Eventually, Spencer became a bookkeeper at the (then) CP Algonquin Hotel in St Andrews and eventually a relief Hotel Manager (when the other guys went on vacation or something). So Spencer managed the CP Hotels in Banff, and also spent a few years managing the CP Hotel in Bermuda when my dad was a young boy.