From further investigation Frank Spanswick (Benjamin Franklin Spanswick) was married several times. According to the 1900 census Frank and Caroline were divorced.
1900 KY Jefferson, Louisville ED 40 page 2A line 1
536 E. Jefferson Street
Spanswick, Caroline, Head, Oct 1850, 49, Divorced, 9/6, Germany, Germany, Germany, 1854
", Mathilda C., dau, May 1874, 24, sgl, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Germany, Ironer, laundry
", Roscoe C., son, Feb 1882, 18, sgl, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Germany, paper hanger
", Elnora J., dau, Feb 1884, 16, sgl, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Germany, Ironer, laundry
According to the 1890 city directories for Louisville, KY Frank Sr. was living at 417 2d, while frank Jr. and dau Matilda were living at 331 Preston.
1890 Louisville Kentucky
SpanswickFrank B.331 Preston
SpanswickBen F. Jr. harnessmkrb 331 Preston
SpanswickMatildaweaverb 331 Preston
SpanswickFrankplumbers 417 2d
By May 24, 1892, Frank Sr. had checked in to the Old Soldiers Home at Marion, Grant Co., Indiana. He was listed as married.
On March 24,1893, FrankSpanswick married Mrs. Eliza Ann (Diehl) Fields, in Grant Co., Indiana. Eliza died shortly thereafter.
On January 13, 1897, Frank Spanswick married Mrs. Anna E. Kidder of Kokomo, Howard Co., Indiana. Not much is known of this union.
1900 census lists Frank Spanswick as widowed and living in Jackson Twp., Grant Co., Indiana. Date of census June 20, 1900.
1900 Indiana, Madison, Jackson, ED 93 page 12 A line 21
Spanswick, Frank, Head, Sept 1847, 52, Wd, Pennsyilvania, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Plumber
On August 27, 1900, Frank Spanswick married Mrs. Louisa Heady of Anderson, Marion Co., Indiana. Louisa died a few months later.
On July 9, 1906, Frank Spanswick married Laura Brandenberg in Delaware Co., Indiana.
1n 1910 census, Frank Spanswick was living in the Old Soldiers Home in Marion, Indiana. Laura Spanswick was living in Boone Co.,Indiana
1910 Indiana, Grant, Center Twp. ED 47 page 6B line 87
Marion Branch-National Home for Disabled Soldiers
Spanewick, Frank, Head, 62, Wd, Pennsyilvania, Virginia, Pennsylvania,
1910 Indiana, Boone, Center Twp., ED 6 page 5B line 63
404 W. Noble Street
Spanswick, Laura A., Head, 57, M4, 5yr, 6/4ch, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, housekeeping, private family
Lane, Bertha A., dau, 24, Indiana, Indiana, Ohio, waitress, hotel
1916-17 Marion City Directory
Spanswick, Frank,retired, house 38th & Wisconsin
Frank Spanswick died in Marion, Grant Co., Indiana on November 24, 1918 and is buried in the Marion National Cemetery.
Laura Spanswick continued to live in marion for a few years then moved to Boone Co., Indiana.
In 1919 Marion City Directory we have Laura Spanwick, (Wid of Frank), residence southeast corner of East 39th Street & Wisconsin ---
1919 Marion City Directory
Spanswick, Laura, (wid of Frank) res SE cor E 39th Street & Wisconsin
1920 Indiana, Grant, Center ED 60 page 9B line 92
Spanswick, Laura, Head, 67, Widow, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio,
1921 Marion City Directory
Spanswick, Laura, (wid of Frank) bds Bryon W. Jones, resEast 39th, SE cor Wisconsin
1920 Michigan, Wayne, Detroit, ward 4 ED 125 page 6B line 51
Spanswick, Frank, lodger, 40, Mrd, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Trimming, Body Artist
", Minnie, lodger, 25. Mrd, Missouri, Missouri, Missouri
", Ralph, lodger, 3-7/12, sgl, Missouri, Kentucky, Missouri
1930 Indiana, Boone, Center Twp., Lebanon,ED 3 page 6A line 4
Rider, Bertha, Head, 44, Mrd30, Indiana, United States, Ohio, helper, private home
Spanswick, Laura, Mother, 77, Mrd16, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio,