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Spencer Trotter

1860 - 1931

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Spencer Trotter

Facts about Spencer Trotter

Click Here for the obituary of Spencer Trotter as published in Cassina Volume XXVIII (1929-1930)


Born Feb 8, 1860 in Phila.

Died April 10, 1931, West Chester, PA

Lapsed Quaker,

Trotter hall at Swathmore College in named in his honor

Wife Laura Lee Trotter

Interesting Links


Interesting Specimens Collected by Spencer Trotter
(There are about 340 specimens collected by Trotter in the collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA)

Red-headed Woodpecker
Cheyney, Delaware County, PA 11/2/1901


Downy Woodpecker
Cheyney, Delaware County, PA 10/26/1901





Final Resting Place

Spencer Trotter is buried along side his wife, Laura Lee Trotter, in Section "F" Lot 101 of the Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester PA