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flag  John A.Y.  SPEIRS

  (b. 12 May 1878, Ontario, Canada   d. 22 November 1922Jacksonville, Florida, USA )  
Summary: John A.Y. SPEIRS was born 12 May 1878 in , Ontario, Canada. John A.Y. SPEIRS was the child of

John A.Y. SPEIRS died 22 November 1922 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Occupation: Contractor & Builder


Notes:
Father: John Speirs
Mother: Jennette Yorkston

m. Florida Kitching


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Jacksonville, Florida, USA - 666 Malarial Preparation
Made in Jacksonville, FL

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
666 Malarial Preparation
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Jacksonville, Florida, USA - Laura Street Cor. Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Laura Street Cor. Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville, Florida, USA - St. John's Episcopal Church
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
St. John's Episcopal Church
Jacksonville, Florida, USA - Life Guard Station, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Life Guard Station, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

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Birth
12 May 1878
, Ontario, Canada

Canada 1880-84 - The Canadian Pacific Railway recruits thousands of underpaid Chinese Labourers.

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USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
THE RED CROSS SOCIETY
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those...Read MORE...


News 1884 - Boundary dispute resolved between Ontario and Manitoba

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USA 1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.

www.wikipedia.org - May 1, 1884

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.

www.wikipedia.org - December 6, 1884

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
The formal reception of Bartholdi's great statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" took place at...Read MORE...


Canada 1885 - November 7 - Canadian Pacific railroad completed (Montreal to Vancouver)
The last spike of the transcontinental railway is put in place in the Eagle Pass, B.C. (Nov. 7).
www.worldatlas.com - November 7, 1885

Canada 1885 - Louis Riel executed on a charge of high treason
Louis David Riel (22 October 1844 – 16 November 1885) was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and a political and spiritual leader of the Métis people of the Canadian...Read MORE...


News 1886 - July 19 - A hurricane from the Gulf of Mexico crossed Florida causing great damage from Cedar Keys to Jacksonville.

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News 1886 - The first Workman's Compensation Act was passed in Ontario

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World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

www.wikipedia.org - January 29, 1886

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

www.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1887

News 1888 - Yellow fever epidemic struck, 40% of Jacksonville population fled, over 400 died

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News 1888 - ANOTHER FATAL FIRE.
Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 6. - MRS. ISAAC PARNELL started to church last night, leaving her four...Read MORE...


News 1888 - A Cheerless Day. The Situation in Jacksonville Constantly Grows Worse. Confined to Jacksonville.
Boston, Mass., Sept. 8 - A private letter from a prominent physician in Winter Park, Fla. states...Read MORE...


Canada 1889 - The first Canadian troops sent overseas participate in the Boer War in South Africa (Oct. 30).

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Canada 1890 - Free land for large families
The Quebec legislature a few days ago passed a bill offering 100 acres of land to every man who is...Read MORE...


USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890

USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
New York, Jan. 1. - Without any ceremony or formal opening the immigration officials of this city...Read MORE...


World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition
World's Columbian Exposition is held in Chicago, commemorating the 400th anniversary of European exploratory voyages to the western hemisphere. www.e-referencedesk.com/ ...Read MORE...


USA 1894 - Pullman strike
The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It...Read MORE...


World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike


USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
in 1897, at 6 am, over 100 people crowded onto the first train to travel through a tunnel under...Read MORE...


USA 1898 - U.S. battleship, Maine, blows up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, igniting the Spanish-American war.

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996 -

USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.
On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud...Read MORE...


USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
The Gold Standard Act a Law.
Washington, March 15. - The gold standard act passed by congress,...Read MORE...


USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.
THE KIOWA SALOONS RAIDED.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, of this City, Invaded Six of Them last Thursday....Read MORE...


World History 1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII.

www.wikipedia.org - January 22, 1901

World History 1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication
One hundred years ago on Saturday, a young Italian inventor named Guglielmo Marconi stood on a...Read MORE...


USA 1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan

June 16, 1903

USA 1903 - October - First World Series
The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It...Read MORE...


Canada 1903 - Canada loses the Alaska boundary dispute when British tribunal representative Lord Alverstone sides with the U.S. (Oct. 20).

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USA 1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).
Ice-cream cones were first served in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition world's fair in St....Read MORE...


USA 1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal
February 23 – For $10 million, the United States gains control of the Panama Canal Zone...

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Canada 1905 - September 1 - Province of Alberta created; Edmonton named provisional capital

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ abztimeln.htm - September 1, 1905

Canada 1905 - September 1 - Sasketchewan became province; Walter Scott first premier

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News 1906 - Hydro-Electric of Ontario was created, first publicly owned electric utility in the world

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World History 1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.

www.wikipedia.org - April 7, 1906

Canada 1907 - The Quebec Bridge, under construction, collapses


Canada 1908 - Peter Verigin, leader of the Doukhobours since his arrival in Canada in 1902, leads the extremist Sons of Freedom to British Columbia.

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USA 1908 - September 27 – Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile.

www.wikipedia.org - September 27, 1908

News 1912 - February 8 - 1st eastbound US transcontinental flight lands in Jacksonville, Fla

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World History 1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic
At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the British ocean liner Titanic sinks into the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. The massive ship, which carried 2,200 passengers and ...Read MORE...


USA 1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.
MANY STATES TO DEDICATE HIGHWAY
New Route Across Continent Will Be Inaugurated With Many...Read MORE...


USA 1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act.

www.wikipedia.org - December 23, 1913

USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
GIVES APPROVAL TO MOTHERS' DAY
President Wilson Acts on Joint Resolution of Congress
FLAGS...Read MORE...


World History 1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium
August 1, 1914 - Germany declares war on Russia. France and Belgium begin full mobilization.

August 3, 1914 - Germany declares war on France, and invades neutral Belgium. Britain then sends an...Read MORE...


USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,
facilitated by a newly invented vacuum tube amplifier, ceremonially inaugurated by Alexander Graham ...Read MORE...


World History 1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.

www.wikipedia.org - May 7, 1915

USA 1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.

www.americaslibrary.gov - May 30, 1916

News 1916 - July 29 – In Ontario, Canada, a lightning strike ignites a forest fire that destroys the towns of Cochrane and Matheson, killing 233.

www.wikipedia.org - July 29, 1916

Canada 1917 - Canadian Government enforced conscription, rioting occurred
August 29 – WWI: The Military Service Act is passed in the Canadian House of Commons, giving the...Read MORE...


Canada 1917 - December 6 - Halifax Explosion: Two freighters collide in Halifax Harbour at Halifax, Nova Scotia and cause a huge explosion that kills at least 1,963 people, injures 9,000 and destroys part of the city

www.wikipedia.org - December 6, 1917

Canada 1917 - Income tax is introduced in Canada as a temporary wartime measure.


USA 1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
Citizenship for Porto Ricans.
From the New York Herald.

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USA 1917 - April 6 – WWI: The United States declares war on Germany.
U.S. At War
GERMAN SHIPS ARE SEIZED
HOUSE PASSES WAR BILL BY VOTE 373-50

Washington, April 6 - America is at war. Amidst the most dramatic scenes ever witnessed in congress, the House early...Read MORE...


USA 1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.
AVERAGE MAN HAS A 20 TO 1 CHANCE OF BEING DRAFTED
But He Must Register on Tuesday or Go to...Read MORE...


Canada 1918 - Women win the right to vote in Canadian federal elections. All provinces follow suit by 1922 except Quebec, which does not give women the right to vote in provincial elections until 1940.


World History 1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.

www.wikipedia.org - October 31, 1918

USA 1919 - June 4 – Women's rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.
SENATE ADOPTS AMENDMENT FOR SUFFRAGE, 56-25
Congress Puts Votes for Women Up to States for Ratification - Long Fight

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5. - Action by Congress on equal suffrage - subject of...Read MORE...


World History 1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations
World War I (1914-1918) was finally over. This first global conflict had claimed from 9 million to...Read MORE...


USA 1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized:
The United States Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. (Wikipedia)

The President's message again makes clear his desire that Congress repeal "war-time"...Read MORE...


Canada 1920 - Canada joins the League of Nations at its inception.


Death
22 November 1922
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Times Union, Jacksonville, Florida 23 Nov 1922

John A. Y. Speirs, 44, a resident of Stuart, died in this city yesterday after a brief illness. Mr. Speirs was a native of Ontario, Canada, and had resided in Florida for 20 years. He was a contractor and builder.

The body accompanied by his wife, was sent last night to Stuart where interment will take place. Arrangements were in charge of Moulton & Kyle.


Name: John A.Y. Speirs
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place: Stuart, Fla.
Death Date: 22 Nov 1922
Death Place: Jacksonville, Duval, Florida
Age:
Birth Date: 12 May 1878
Birth Place: Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Contractor & Builder
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: John Speirs
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Name: Jennette Yorkston
Mother's Birthplace: Glasco, Scotland
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:
System Origin:
GS Film number: 2116236
Reference ID: 11287

"Florida Deaths, 1877-1939," database, FamilySearch (https:/ / familysearch.org/ ark:/ 61903/ 1:1:FPMG-GG9 : 24 December 2014), John A.Y. Speirs, 22 Nov 1922; citing Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, reference 11287; FHL microfilm 2,116,236."

John is buried at: Fernhill Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum Stuart, Martin County, Florida, USA PLOT Block 12
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