The Shelbyville News
Samuel Speers, 86, died at home in St. Paul on Friday, August 30, 1968.
Death Claims Samuel Speers
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
Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, Danville, Illinois.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming