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Harvey Morton and Sylvia Maude Francis Speer:  Harvey was born December 8, 1879 in Liberty, Missouri to Franklin Mathias and Rada Isabelle Lunsford Speer.  Maude was born January 18, 1881 in Ridgeway, Missouri to James Robert and Hanna M Sinderson Speer.  They were married January 4, 1906 and came to Highland that same year with Rufus Stice, who was husband to Harvey’s sister, Alice.  With Rufus they bought sixty acres of land from John van Steeter on the west side of Highland.  Harvey and Maude lived in the Cherrington home (#9 on the 1958 Highland map) for 8-10 years then sold his thirty acres to Ludvig Larson and moved back to Iowa, from whence he had come.  His wife was dead set against dealing with Mormons.  They had six children: Hersel, Wava, Geneva, Ruth, Wayne and Wanda.  Harvey’s WW I draft registration showed him living in Lehi in September, 1918.  The 1920 and 1930 censuses showed them living in Davis County, Iowa and in 1941-1946 were living in Salt Lake City.  Harvey died October 22, 1949 while visiting in Glendale, Arizona as residents of Salt Lake.  He is buried in Mt Olivet cemetery in Salt Lake.  Maude died January 8, 1959 in Bloomfield, Iowa and is buried in the Glendale Cemetery. 


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