Hugh Graham Speer

Male26 April 1884–21 June 1943

Brief Life History of Hugh Graham

When Hugh Graham Speer was born on 26 April 1884, in Johnson, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Cetron Speer Jr., was 40 and his mother, Mary Loretta Stout, was 23. He married Ollie Luevina Nave on 10 January 1914. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Meade, South Dakota, United States for about 20 years and Township 3 Range 11, Meade, South Dakota, United States for about 5 years. He died on 21 June 1943, in New Underwood, Pennington, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in New Underwood, Pennington, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Graham Speer
Ollie Luevina Nave
Marriage: 10 January 1914
Justin Graham Speer

Sources (16)

  • Hugh G Spees in household of John C Spees, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hugh G Speer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • H G Speer in entry for Justin Speer, "South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 January 1914
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries: 1889: Meade, Dakota Territory, United States 1889: Meade, South Dakota, United States

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 16

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    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.

    German: nickname for someone thought to resemble a sparrow, Middle High German spar(e) ‘sparrow’.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Speyer .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    Hugh Graham Speer - Johnson County, Tennessee Biographies

    Leonard Shoun and his wife Barbara Slemp of Johnson County, Tennessee (JCT) and Their Descendants by Carl B. Neal June 1957 One record says that Leonard Shoun & his wife Barbara Schlemp, came to what …

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