When Lee Roy Spear was born on 26 November 1888, in Burrton, Harvey, Kansas, United States, his father, Orlin Wilham Spear, was 37 and his mother, Martha J. Schuchman, was 29. He lived in Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died on 10 January 1917, in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States, at the age of 28.
English (Devon): nickname from Middle English spere ‘spear’ (Old English spere), perhaps used for a tall, thin person, or for a maker or skilled user of spears. Compare Spearman .