John M. Speer obit. Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois
John M. 8 peer Ml. Carroll, Til., Dec. 18.— John M. Speer, 81, a lifelong resident of Carroll Carroll county, passed away Thursday afternoon at East Moline hospital where he had been a patient for six weeks. He was born In Washington township, township, Carroll county, Sept. 9, 1861, the son of William and Mary Speer, and on Oct. 8. 1908, was united in marriage with Miss Anna Lister. j He leaves his widow, two sons, Wayne, of Ml. Carroll, Kenneth Speer, of Rockford, two brothers, Robert and William Speer, of Mt. Carroll. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Christian funeral chapel in Mt. Carroll. Rev. A. E. Blomberg, of Savanna. Savanna. will officiate and burial will be made in the Savanna cemetery.