Philetus Spear, 83, died at his home on East Main street, Tuesday evening. He had lived in Morenci the last three years, prior to which he has spent nearly all his life in Medina township. Mr. Spear had been in poor health for three years, and confined to his bed for a year. He leaves, besides his wife, a son, E.E. Spear of Medina township, and a grandson, Maurice Spear of Texas. The funeral will be held Friday, but the hour is not set as the arrival of relatives is expected.
Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, September 12, 1917.