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.
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 .
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 …