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Dwight Spealman was born on November 17, 1900 at Chadwick, Illinois; parents (now deceased) were Harry and Emma H. Spealman.

On February 25, 1924, he was married to Helen Wild at Rockford, Illinois. Her birth date is June 22, 1900; her parents (both deceased) were William G. and Anna D. Wild. She was born at Lanark, Illinois.

Both attended Lanark high school. Dwight is a retired farmer. He has served as Town Clerk of Salem Township, as a trustee of the County School Board, as a director of the Chadwick Fire Protection District, and as director and Treasurer of the Carroll Service Company for 16 years. He is interested in woodworking and metal working, in mechanics, and flower gardening.

Helen is a homemaker, and has worked as a typesetter. She also does oil painting.

A son, William H. Spealman, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is a Personnel Specialist with the Soil Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Source: A Goodly Heritage Supplement #1 Spring 1975

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