The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, August 31, 1968
Death  Claims  Samuel  Speers
Samuel Speers, 86, died at home in St. Paul on Friday, August 30, 1968.
Native of County Down Ireland.  One of a family of 17,  s/o  Samuel  and  Jane McClenithen Speers.
Baptized in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
Came to the United States as young man.
Moved to St. Paul from Danville, Illinois twelve years ago.
Retired from Illinois Power and Light Co.
Married  Mae Brooks  on September 5, 1909.
Survivors:  one (of two) daughters, Mrs. Mary Kathryn VanDyke, St. Paul,  sisters  Mrs. Elizabeth Biggs,  Mrs. Martha Guth,  Mrs. Anna Ryan  and  Mrs. Sarah Paulus,  all of New York;  brothers  William Speers, Toronto, Canada,  Tommy Speers, Ireland;  one grandchild
Carmony Funeral Home in St. Paul with Rev. Michael Rush, St. Paul Christian Church officiating.
Burial:  Sunset Memorial Park, Danville, Illinois.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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