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Voices of Florida Women

William "May" Loring Nunez Spencer

actress and author

“May” Spencer (d. 1921), was born in St. Augustine. Her family named her after her uncle, William Wing Loring, a Confederate general. She became an actress and performed with a well-known theatrical company, but retired after she married in 1877. In the 1880s, she started writing and authored a number of stories. She later returned to St. Augustine.