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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Family Time Line

Fred K. Speir
1872–1954
Lyda L. Lamb
1876–1947
Marriage: 26 February 1896
Harold J Speir
1902–1980
Anna L. Speir
1904–1960

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 February 1896
Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(2)

    Male1902–1980Male

    Anna L. Speir

    Female1904–1960Female

Parents and Siblings

    James Smith Speir

    Male1844–1916Male

    Louisa Maria Arner

    Female1845–1929Female

siblings

(4)

    Catharine Speir

    Female1868–1934Female

    Alden James Speir

    Male1870–1937Male

    Male1872–1954Male

    Harry P. Spen

    Male1879–Male

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.

Possible Related Names

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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