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Obituary of Peter Speck

Peter Speck, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Speck, was born at Strawberry Point, Clayton county, Iowa on May 15, 1879, and died at his home northwest of Ingham, April 7, 1937 at the age of 57 years, 10 months and 22 days.

He was married to Mary Devine of Farnam on August 12, 1903. To this union were born seven children, one son having preceded the father at the age of 14 months. Those who are left to mourn his sad death are his loving wife, his children: Mrs. Margaret Griffith of Berryville, Ark., Eugene of Ingham, Mrs. Jessie Martin of Moorefield, Charles, Donald and Geneva at home; three grandchildren; his aged mother, Mrs. F. E. Speck of Lexington; five brothers and three sisters besides other relatives and a host of friends.

Mr. Speck came to Nebraska with his parents at the age of three years and located in Gosper county. When a young man, he came to Farnam, and he has lived here and near Ingham until the time of his death.

A loving husband and father, an industrious man and a splendid neighbor has entered the great beyond.

Farewell, to you, the rustle of whose garments,
Fragrant with memory, I still can hear;
For all thy tender kindness, and thy bounty,
I drop my thankful tribute on they bier.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 o’clock from the Methodist Church at Farnam, conducted by Rev. Samuel McKeown. Burial was in the Farnam cemetery.

The music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pollard and Mr. and Mrs. Dan McNickle, accompanied by Mrs. W.G. Parker at the piano. Pallbearers were: Ely Stinnette, Hillard Geiken, Martin Krone, Oscar Peterson, John Litchenberg, and Ray Mackey.

Card of Thanks

We sincerely wish to thank the many neighbors and friends who assisted in so many ways, and for the beautiful floral offerings in our bereavement.

Mrs. Mary Speck and family

Among the out of town relatives attending the funeral of Pete Speck were: Mrs. Vern Griffith and Maxine, Berryville, Ark., Mrs. F. E. Speck, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Speck, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller, Mrs. Mary Powell, Gerald Speck and John and Barney Hansen, Lexington, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Tolle and daughter, Elm Creek, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Speck and family , Kearney; Mr. and Mrs. Will Speck and Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner, North Platte, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Speck, Norton, Kans.; and Mrs. Henry Denzin, Denver, Colo.

The Farnam Echo 53(32):5 Thursday, April 15, 1937

Pete Speck Ends Life

The tragic death of Pete Speck, well known farmer, living north of Ingham, came as a severe shock to the many friends in this community. Having lived in this vicinity fo the greater part of his life, he was held in highest regard by all who knew him, and the many friends grieve at his sad demise.

Despondent, relatives believe, over financial matters, lead Mr. Speck to take his life Wednesday about noon by hanging himself in the barn at his farm. Missing her husband, Mrs. Speck went to the barn and discovered the body hanging from the rafters. He had apparently accomplished the act by jumping off from the manger, with the rope about his neck.

Mr. Speck had lived in the vicinity of Farnam before moving to Ingham, and at one time operated a livery barn here.

Those of the immediate family surviving Mr. Speck are his wife three daughters, Mrs. Vern Griffith, Berryville, Ark., Mrs. Jack Martin, Moorefield, and Geneva at home; three sons, Gene, Charles and Donald, besides his aged mother, Mrs. Frank Speck of Lexington.

The arrangements for the funeral had not been completed Wednesday evening.

The Farnam Echo 53(31):1 Thursday, April 8, 1937

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