Margaret Elizabeth Speer

18 September 1834–3 February 1912 (Age 77)
Springdale, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Margaret Elizabeth

When Margaret Elizabeth Speer was born on 18 September 1834, in Springdale, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Speer, was 34 and her mother, Nancy Lemmon, was 35. She married George Lemon on 13 June 1867, in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Deer Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Ellisville Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 3 February 1912, in Prairie City, McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

George Lemon
1839–1924
Margaret Elizabeth Speer
1834–1912
Marriage: 13 June 1867
Perry David Lemon
1868–1924
Mary Rebecca Lemon
1871–1951
Nancy Elizabeth Lemon
1875–1964
Amanda Jane Lemon
1878–1940
Jesse James Lemon
1881–1973

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 June 1867
Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Female1825–1920Female

    Male1827–1920Male

    Mary Jane Speer

    Female1829–1918Female

    William Scott Speer

    Male1829–Male

    Amanda Eleanor Speer

    Female1832–1923Female

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 5

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 22

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German, Middle Dutch sper ‘spear’, hence a nickname for a tall, thin person, or else for a skilled user of the hunting spear. In part it may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a maker of spears.2 German: nickname for someone thought to resemble a sparrow, Middle High German spar(e) ‘sparrow’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Speyer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Margret Lemon in household of George Lemon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margaret E Speer in household of Caroline Murray, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret Speer in entry for Charles Howard Kreider and Marine Elizabeth Lemon, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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