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Henry Columbus SPEIR  1895 - 1972 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Henry Columbus SPEIR  1895 - 1972

aka Henry C. Speir, H. C. Speir, Henry Speir, H. Speir
nationality
occupation
birth 6 Oct 1895, Prospect, Leake/Scott, Mississippi
baptism
death 22 April 1972, Pearl, Rankin (Jackson), Mississippi (SSDI)
burial on 24 Apr 1972 at Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery, in Clinton, Jackson County, Mississippi
marriage on 31 Dec 1921, Durant, Missisippi
Myra Lucille PACE(?)

b. 14 Feb 1903 (not 31 December 1921 !), Kosciusko, Attala, Mississippi
d. 18 June 1968, Pearl, Rankin, (or Jackson, Hinds?) Mississippi - buried on 20 June 1968 at Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery, in Clinton, Jackson County, Mississippi

children
  • Henry Columbus SPEIR Jr.

    b. 19 May 1925, Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi
    d. 3 Dec 1997, 210 Dale St., Picayune, Pearl River, Mississippi - buried: Lakewood Memorial Park Inc., 6000 Clinton Blvd., Jackson, MI


PARENTS

father Hardy Benjamin SPEIR

b. 22 Nov 1869, ......., Mississippi
d. 17 May 1944, ........., Mississippi

mother Suzan/Susan GRICE

b. .... <1867>, ......., MS
d. 17 May 1944, ..........., Missisippi

marriage They got married on 10 Sept 1894, .........., Newton, MS
children
  • Henry Columbus

    b. 6 Oct 1895, Prospect, Leake/Scott, Mississippi
    d. 22 April 1972, Pearl, Rankin (Jackson), Mississippi

  • John/Johnny Allen

    b. 12 Nov 1896 in Prospect, Scott, Mississippi
    d. 2 Aug 1984 in Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi


LIFE


1900 CENSUS (Walnut Grove, Leake, Mississippi, 12 June 1900):
Handy (= Hardy) SPIER (sic (30y) farming
Susan SPIER (32y)
- Henry (4y)
- Johnnie (3y)



1910 CENSUS (Beat 5, Scott/Leake, Mississippi, 5 May 1910):
Hardy SPEIR (40y) farmer / general farm
Suzan SPEIR (42y)
- Henry (14y) laborer / home farm
- Johnny (13y)



WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918


1920 CENSUS (Walnut Grove, Leake, Mississippi, 3 Jan 1920):
Henry C SPEIR (24y) farm laborer / general farm
= Moley(?) Speir (62y) mother
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1920 CENSUS (Walnut Grove, Leake, Mississippi, 22 Jan 1920):
Hardy B. (52y)
Susan (53y)



1930 CENSUS:
sister-in-law Mabel PACE



1930 CENSUS (Jackson City, Hinds, Missisippi, 12 Apr 1930):
Henry C. SPEIR (34y) proprietor of phonograph shop
Myra L. (26y)
- Henry C. Jr. ( y)
- Mabel PACE (21y) sister-in-law saleslady phonograph shop(b. <1909> - d. .............)



grandchildren: Cheryl BROWDER Speir, Chris B. Speir, David A. Speir, David B. Speir, Melinda K. Speir



NOTES

  • Godfather of Delta Blues: H. C. Speir (an interview with Gayle Dean Wardlow)
  • Henry Columbus Speir (WIKIPEDIA)
  • H. C. Speir – The Legend « The Delta Blues (online article)
  • Choate/ Williams/ Speir Family Tree (internet: Ancestry.com)


COMPANIES & LABELS



PHOTOS

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THANK YOU


Sheryl .....