Osborne was the son of Ruel and Syndesta
(Breeding) Osborne. His first wife was Hannah
Rife, daughter of Elijah and Malinda (Robinson)
Rife. Spencer and Hannah had nine children before
she died around 1910. Spencer then married Sabra
Blizzard, and together, they had three children.
Spencer died in August 1926 and is buried in the
family cemetery, located between the head of
Spruce Pine and Compton Mountain. He and Hannah
have many descendants in Buchanan County. Pictured
with him is his second wife Sabra and their
daughter Caroline. Information was submitted by
Billy Ray, grandson of Spencer and Hannah.
Submitted by Peggy Keen.