Howard Leroy Speer

24 April 1895–17 February 1954 (Age 58)
Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, United States

The Life of Howard Leroy

When Howard Leroy Speer was born on 24 April 1895, in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, United States, his father, George Stanley Speer, was 25 and his mother, Anna May Lewis, was 26. He married Ernee Goodleigh on 20 July 1920, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910. He died on 17 February 1954, in Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Seaside Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States.

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Howard Leroy Speer
Mattie Ruth Pryor
Marriage: 7 December 1932

Spouse and Children


    Mattie Ruth Pryor


7 December 1932
Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Stanley Speer


    Anna May Lewis




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 6

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Howard Spear in household of George Spear, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Howard L Speer in household of George B Speer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Howard Leroy Speer, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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