William Harrison Speirs

19 June 1849–19 June 1908 (Age 59)
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Harrison

When William Harrison Speirs was born on 19 June 1849, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, George Speirs, was 22 and his mother, Janet Lyon, was 20. He married Mary Jane Walters on 17 March 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Cunningham, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1851 and Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1860. His occupation is listed as farmer in Bennington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States. He died on 19 June 1908, in Bennington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Bennington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harrison Speirs
Mary Jane Walters
Marriage: 17 March 1872
Isaac Walter Speirs
William Asa Speirs
George Sidney Speirs
Charles John Speirs
Thomas Samuel Speirs
Mary Jane Speirs
Lorenzo Harrison Speirs
Janet Christina Speirs
Alvin Matthew Speirs
Lillias Speirs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 15
    Historical Boundaries 1864: Owyhee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1875: Bear Lake, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Spiers .

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

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    Life Sketch for William Harrison Speirs

    William Harrison Speirs & Mary Jane Walters Speirs   William was born on June 19, 1849 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, the eldest son of George and Janet Lyon Speirs. They had accepted the gospel. …

    Sources (30)

    • William H Spiers in household of George Spiers, "United States Census, 1860"
    • SPEIRS, William H (1849) in entry for Alvin Matthew Speirs and Denia Hulme, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937" 1924
    • SPEIRS, William H (1849) in household of Eli Lee, "United States Census, 1870"

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