Fred K. Speir

27 June 1872–7 January 1954 (Age 81)
Hetlerville, Mifflin Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Fred K.

When Fred K. Speir was born on 27 June 1872, in Hetlerville, Mifflin Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Smith Speir, was 28 and his mother, Louisa Maria Arner, was 27. He married Lyda L. Lamb on 26 February 1896, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Otter Creek Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 January 1954, in Greenville, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Greenville, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Fred K. Speir
Lyda L. Lamb
Marriage: 26 February 1896
Harold J Speir
Anna L. Speir

Spouse and Children

26 February 1896
Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States



    Anna L. Speir


Parents and Siblings

    James Smith Speir


    Louisa Maria Arner




    Catharine Speir


    Alden James Speir



    Harry P. Spen


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 5

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: possibly, as Black suggests, an occupational name for a watchman from Old French espier ‘to watch’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fread K Speir, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fred K Spier, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fred K. Speir, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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