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Hardin Speer
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1861
Douglas County
Kansas, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1909
Denver County
Colorado, USA

Date: Sunday, February 28, 1909
Location: Alabama
Paper: Montgomery Advertiser
Article type: Historical Obituary
Hardin Speer Drops Dead Denver Colo Feb 27
aged forty two, youngest son of the famous abolitionist of Kansas, John Speer, dropped dead today apparently of heart disease. His father John Speer was associated with JOHN BROWN of Osawatomie and James H Lane in the abolitionist agitation that preceded the civil war.

Date: Saturday, February 27, 1909
Location: Missouri
Paper: Kansas City Star
Article type: Historical Obituary
An Abolitionist's Son Dead
Hardin Speer Died in Denver While Taking a Cold Bath
Denver, Feb 27
Hardin Speer, the youngest son of the Kansas abolitionist, John Speer, dropped dead in the bathroom of his home this morning while taking a sponge bath. The shock of the cold water upon his weakened heart was the cause of death. He was 43 years old.

Hardin Speer was a printer from his boyhood. His father, John Speer, with the famous JOHN BROWN OF OSAWATOMIE, and JAMES H LANE, has been credited with having a great deal to do with starting the civil war.

John Speer for thirty-six years was editor and owner of Lawrence, (Kas.) Tribune and a rab'd abolitionist. Before his death, several years ago, John Speer wrote a biography of James H Lane and a history of Kansas.

Family links: 
  John Speer (1817 - 1906)
  Elizabeth Duplessis McMahan Speer (1820 - 1876)
  Lillian Edna Speer Hilts (1897 - 1984)*
  Ruth Marian Speer (1901 - 1904)*
  Robert Alan Speer (1903 - 1989)*
  John M. Speer (1843 - 1863)*
  Robert Speer (1845 - 1863)*
  William Speer (1847 - 1899)*
  Mary E. Speer Neff (1850 - 1886)*
  Eva Speer DuBois (1856 - 1919)*
  Joseph Speer (1858 - 1865)*
  Joe Speer (1858 - 1865)*
  Hardin Speer (1861 - 1909)
  Rose Speer (1864 - 1889)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: s/s Ruth Marian Speer
Fairmount Cemetery
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Blk 70
Maintained by: civilwarbuff
Originally Created by: Joyce Escue Culver
Record added: Jun 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91193990
Hardin Speer
Added by: Joyce Escue Culver
Hardin Speer
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