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Surname: Spears

1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B. Williams, Hugh McGinn, Samuel Davis, William Reid, Charles B. Wood, Marion J. Willison, Herbert Dilno, Jerry Davidson, Edward Campbell, John Markham, Jason B. Johnson, Josiah A. Birchard, Richard S. Briggs, John Ewing, George Crowell, Henry Legge, James W. Johnston, Luther Tubbs, Oscar Munroe, John W. Manzer, Henry E. Hart, Leander B. Cook, Cyrus L. Higgins, Martin Avery, John M. Anson, Washington Wade, George P. Stevens, James Driscoll, Alexander A. Clark, Antoine Edwards, George Kocher, Charles W. Beers, Lester C. Spaulding, George Martin, Griffen Wilson, Sr., Amos W. Bowen, Josiah G. Stocking, Charles A. Turner, Levi 0. Johnson, Sullivan W. Gibson, Alonzo Chittenden. Benton Township. – Oliver P. Edman, Charles T. Ford, Emanuel Ream, Samuel Bradenberry, Isaac Mosher, Ezra W. Griffith, Joshua Wright, Michael Lynn, Mitchell Chalender, Luther Johnson, George...

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Genealogy of George Spracklin

George Spracklin, son of Peter Spracklin and Elizabeth Andrews,¬†continued living in Dudley Township, Hardin Co., Ohio. There he met Arloa Turner Minor and was married 9 April 1840, Knox Co., Ohio. In December of 1864 George bought land here in Shelby Co., Illinois in Drypoint Township. He paid $3680 for 200 acres south of Lakewood, Ill; in 1865, he and his family lived in Edwards County, Ill. before moving to Shelby County. By 1868 George owned 300 acres in Shelby County. Arloa, George’s wife, died in July, 1892 and is buried in Red Bank Cemetery, land formerly owned by George Spracklin. By the time George died in 1902, he had parceled out much of the land to his and Arloa’s children. He left an estate of 70 acres of land in Edwards County, Ill.; 70 acres of land in Shelby County, Ill., valued at $3750.00; one house and 6 lots in Lakewood Ill. and $3000 worth of personal property. His cash on hand at death was $617.50 with $1572.18 owed him in loans. On that record Peter J. Spracklin, a resident of Hardin Co., Ohio, 30 Dec. 1902, stated that he had cared for George Spracklin from January 1 to July 1, 1893. Some of his personal or household items were sold on Sept. 25, 1902. These items were: 1 table, 1 bed stead, 1 safe, 1 bureau, 1...

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Biography of Charles H. Spears, M. D.

Charles H. Spears, M. D. While the success of the ethical physician does not permit of the analysis to which a career in other lines of business or in other professions might be subjected, there are many things that indicate the standing of the reputable doctor of medicine. His associations in medical circles, his length of practice, his training, all have a bearing upon his relative success. Measured by whatever standard, Dr. Charles H. Spears is one of Champaign County’s foremost physicians. He has been in practice at the city of Champaign for upwards of twenty years. Doctor Spears was born in Shelbyville, Illinois, April 22, 1873, a son of Henry and Rebecca (Warner) Spears. His father was a native of Ohio, moved from that state to Illinois, and was a farmer in both commonwealths. About six years ago he removed to Champaign, where he now lives retired. Educated in the public schools of Illinois, Doctor Spears took up the study of medicine in the medical department of the University of St. Louis, where he was graduated in 1897. He then located in Pana, Illinois, where he practiced until moving to Champaign. So far as the practical demands upon his time and attention have permitted, he has neglected no opportunity to improve himself and gain the highest possible proficiency in his work. He took post-graduate courses in the Medical...

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Biographical Sketch of P. B. and W. B. Spears

Spears Bros., bankers. P. B. Spears was born in Carroll County, Ind., December 29, 1854, and came to Kansas in 1880. He was married in Illinois, May 10, 1876, to Miss Georgia A. Taylor. They have two children – Ethel and Charles. W. B. Spears was born in Carroll County, Ind., April 6, 1858; moved to Illinois, thence to Burr Oak, Jewell County, Kan., and March 1, 1880. He was married in Morrison, Whiteside County, Illinois, and January 19, 1881, to Miss Minnie B. Clark. They have one child – Helen, born January 15, 1882. The brothers established the Bank of Burr Oak, and in 1882 erected a brick bank building 24×50 feet, two stories high, and furnished the same in first-class style, with glass counters not surpassed in Western Kansas, a well-built vault, safe and time-lock. The firms are the owners of 280 acres of land, well improved and well...

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Spears, Claude Allen – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Claude Allen Spears, 75, of Boise and formerly of La Grande, died Feb. 22 at a Boise hospital after a short illness. A memorial service took place Feb. 26 at Redeemer Lutheran in Boise. Burial will be at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel of Boise. Mr. Spears was born Jan. 18, 1932, to Leonard and Frances Katherine (Berry) Spears in Eugene. He grew up and attended school in La Grande and later worked for Boise Cascade Corp. Drafted in 1952, he served two years in the Army in Korea, after which he returned to La Grande, where he married and raised four children. In 1975 Claude moved to Boise, where he met the love of his life, Maxine. They were married in 1977. After retiring from the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local Union 296, he and Maxine enjoyed traveling all over the world and spending winters with friends in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Claude was a member of the worldwide fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. He was a regular at meetings whether at home or traveling. He attended meetings in nearly every state as well as Canada, Australia and Brazil, and he and Maxine attended national and international AA conventions. Claude loved the outdoors, especially picking berries or mushrooms, fishing and hunting elk or...

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Spears, Bette Ladine – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Bette Ladine Spears, 70, died April 19 after a long illness at her residence in La Grande. A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church, 901 Penn Ave., La Grande, with Pastor Mark Schlessman officiating. A luncheon will follow at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Loveland Funeral Chapel. Bette was born Aug. 5, 1936, to Vance and Marie (Reichle) James in Plains, Mont. She graduated from La Grande High School in 1954 and married Claude A. Spears in 1955. They raised four children and later divorced. She trained to be a certified nurses aide and worked at Grande Ronde Hospital and Mountain Vista Care Center for many years before her retirement. Bette loved being with her family and spent as much time as possible with her grandchildren. She enjoyed her cats, gardening, playing Scrabble and yard sales. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Jim and Susan Spears of Union, Jerry Spears of Portland, Judy and Joe Lucius of La Grande and Janet and Mark Howard of Bend; siblings and their spouses, Don and Marlene James of La Grande and Carol Smith of Baker City; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to GRH Home Health and Hospice or to the Blue Mountain Humane Association....

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