Tuesday, December 15, 2015

THE FAMILY OF Harry Allan Speare SR 1879-1927 THE HUSBAND Demetria Simmons AND THE OF FATHER OF AUTHOR ELIZABETH GEORGE SPEARE

THE FAMILY OF
Harry Allan Speare SR
1879-1927
THE HUSBAND Demetria Simmons
AND THE OF FATHER OF AUTHOR ELIZABETH GEORGE SPEARE
Witch of the Blackberry Pond




Name: Harry Allan George Sr.
Born: September 22, 1879 Amherst, Nova, Scotia, Canada
Died: September 16, 1927 Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Demetria Simmons
Parents: REV William Walter George, Oressa L. Lowe
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
                       Life Time Construction Engineer for Boston University
Cause of Death: Death Record Pending
Date of Burial: September 18, 1927
Graduated: Harvard University 1900
Graduated: Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1902
Membership: Mason Lodge Wyoming
                          Member: 25 Jun 1913
                          End:  16 Sep 1927
Age at Death: YRS: 47 MOS: 11 DYS: 15
Death Record#:
Informant:
Funeral: Family Residence
                69 Laurel Street
                Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Findagrave.com
Interment: Newton Cemetery, Newtown Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA



Date: Sunday, September 18, 1927 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts) Page: 16  

Harry Allan George

Funeral Services for Harry Allan George 48, who died suddenly Friday, will be held at his home, 60 Laurel Street, Melrose, this afternoon at 3 O’clock.  Born in Amherst, N.S., Mr. George, graduated from Harvard with the class of 1900 and was graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1902. He was construction Engineer for Boston University at the time of his death.



More than 20 years ago he was married to Miss Demetria Simmons of Newton Centre, who survives him along with a daughter.  Mary Elizabeth George, & son, Harry Allan George Jr., and two sisters, Mrs. William W. Chace of Providence, R.I. and Mrs. Herbert L. Waterman of Framingham.

He was a member of the Wyoming Lodge Masons.
 

Source:
http://phw02.newsbank.com/cache/arhb/fullsize/pl_012152015_2148_25927_87.pdf








Name: Demetria Simmons
Born: Dee May Simmons
Born: August 29, 1878 Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Died: April 22, 1953, Newton Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Harry Allen George
Parents: Washington Lafayette Simmons, Mary Elizabeth White
Occupation: Teacher/Boston University Center Clerk
Cause of Death: Death Record Pending
Date of Burial: April 24, 1953
College: Graduate of Boston University
Age at Death: YRS: 74
Death Certificate #:
Informant:
Findagrave.com
Funeral: Newtown Center Methodist Church
Interment:  Newton Cemetery, Newtown Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

Date: Friday, April 24, 1953   Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts) Page: 23  
Mrs. George’s Rites In Newton Today
Funeral Services for Mrs. Demetria Simmons George former head of the Boston University Information Service, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Newtown Center Methodist Church.  She died Wednesday at her home in Newton Centre.
Mrs. George was the first director of the University’s information service, which answers inquiries about education, personnel and activities of the institution.
A Graduate of Boston University, she had been a teacher of Greek and Latin in Ware before joining the B.U. Staff.  She leaves a son, Harry A. George. And a daughter, Mrs. Alden Speare.  She was the widow of Harry A. George.

Source:
Married: June 3, 1907 Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Issues: Mary Elizabeth, and Harry Allan Speare Jr.

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 1907   Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts)   Page: 4
GEORGE-SIMMONS
Miss Demetria Simmons, daughter of Washington L. Simmons of Longwood, was married last night Harry A. George of Newton Centre at the home of her sister. Mrs. E. Ray Speare, Sumner Street, Newton Centre.  The Officiating Clergyman was the REV William E. Huntington, president of Boston University, assisted by the REV. Frederick A. Taylor of Pittsfield. Me
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CHILDREN

  1. Mary Elizabeth George
    Born: November 21, 1908 Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
    Died: November 14, 1994 Tucson, Pima, Arizona, USA
    Spouse: Alden Speare Sr.
    Parents: Harry Allan George Sr.
    Occupation: Author Writer Children's historical fiction
    Cause of Death: Aortic Aneurysm
    Date of Burial: November 23, 1994
    Age at Death: 85 years, 11 months, 24 days
    Findagrave.com # 80172225
    Social Security #: SSN: 076-20-0167 New York (Before 1951)
    Death Certificate #:
    Funeral: Easton Congregational Church
    Mortuary: The Spear Funeral Home
                    Date: November 21, 1994
                    39 S. Benton Road Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
    Informant: Alden Speare Sr.
    Interment: Unity Cemetery  Easton Fairfield County Connecticut, USA


    Genealogybank.com SPEARE. ELIZABETH (GEORGE) SPEARE
    Title: Hartford Courant, The (CT) - Friday, November 18, 1994
    SPEARE. Elizabeth (George) Speare, 85, of Tucson, Ariz., and formerly of Easton, died Monday (Nov. 14) in Tucson, Ariz. Mrs. Speare was a well-known author of historical novels for children, and was a Wethersfield resident for 20 years. She was a member of the Easton Congregational Church, and was a founder of the Friends of the Easton Library Association. Survivors include her husband, Alden Speare; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Carey of Shaker Heights, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Monday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m., in the Easton Congregational Church. Burial will be private in Union Cemetery, Easton. It has been requested that prior calling hours be omitted, and if desired, contributions may be made to the Save the Children Federation, 54 Wilton Road, Westport 06880. The Spear Funeral Home, 39 S. Benton Road, Fairfield, has charge of arrangements.

CITE THIS RECORD
"Hartford Courant, The", Connecticut, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/0F7DEA1329830E32-0F7DEA1329830E32 : accessed 15 December 2015)
SPEARE. ELIZABETH (GEORGE) SPEARE
 Source:

Married: September 27, 1936 Newton Center Methodist Church, Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Alden Speare Sr.
Issues: Alden Speare Jr. & Mary Elizabeth Speare

 2. Harry Allan George Jr.
AKA H. Allan George Jr.
Born: October 12, 1913 Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Died: May 2, 1954 Ghost Ranch Lodge Hwy 84 Tucson, Pima, Arizona, USA
Spouse:  Marguerite Savage
Parents: Harry Allan George Sr., Demetria Simmons
Occupation: wholesale abrasive suppliers
Cause of Death: recurrent acute coronary thrombosis
Date of Burial: May 3, 1954
Age at Death: Abt YRS: 40
Death Certificate #: 3038
Billion Graves. Com 455960
Birth Certificate#: 1913-615-738-84
                                  Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Informant: Marguerite S. George [Deceased Wife]
                     1217 Lee Street
                    Evanston, Cook, Illinois, USA
Funeral: Verna E. Yocum of Arizona Mortuary, INC
Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Cook, Illinois, USA

Arizona Death Record
Part-one
Part-two

 Married: Marguerite Savage
Issues: Wendy, Claudia and Harry Allan George 3rd





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