George Speirs

6 January 1827–18 December 1919 (Age 92)
Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of George

When George Speirs was born on 6 January 1827, in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland, his father, William Speirs, was 38 and his mother, Agnes Thompson, was 37. He married Janet Lyon on 24 November 1848, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cunningham, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1851. He died on 18 December 1919, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Tooele City Cemetery, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Speirs
Janet Lyon
Marriage: 24 November 1848
William Harrison Speirs
Janet Speirs
John Speirs
Agness Speirs
George Speirs
Thomas Lyon Speirs
Mary Ann Speirs
Lillias Speirs
Christina Lyon Speirs
Ellen Lyon Speirs
Matthew Speirs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 November 1848Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 3
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 27
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Spiers .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    Location of picture

    This picture is hanging in his old home in the Speirs Family Farm in Tooele.

    Sources (28)

    • George Spiers, "United States Census, 1860"
    • 1919 - George Speirs in entry for Janet Lyon Speirs, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • 1900 - George Speirs, "United States Census, 1900"

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