Biography of C. F. Speice
Hancock County, OH Biographies

C. F. SPEICE, druggist, McComb, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, January 26, 1850, son of Peter and Sarah J. (Griffith) Speice, latter of whom died when C. F. was but a child. Peter Speice, a native of Pennsylvania, was a cabinet maker by trade, but followed farming. He was twice married; came from Pennsylvania to Ohio in 1807, settling in Perry County, and worked at his trade till 1830, when he moved to Fairfield County, Ohio, and settled on a farm, where he spent the residue of his life. He died in 1855. Our subject (the youngest of a family of seven children), after his mother's death lived with his uncle, David Speice, who was a farmer. C. F. Speice left the farm when nineteen years old, and learned the carpenter's trade, at which he worked until he was able to purchase a stock of furniture. Ho continued in the furniture business about two years, then bought a stock of drugs, and continued both businesses for four years. In 1882 he came to McComb, and has since engaged in the drug business. He was married, in 1869, to Sarah G. Johnston, a native of Fairfield County, Ohio, and of English descent. Their children now living are Edward Johnston, Jennie, Willie, Stella and Charles Floyd. Mrs. Speice is a member of the Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Speice is chorister. Our subject has served as a member of the school board, and is the present mayor of McComb. Politically he is a Republican. He is P. G. in the I. O. O. F.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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