Walter William Speed

29 December 1886–8 February 1971 (Age 84)
Seminary, Covington, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Walter William

When Walter William Speed was born on 29 December 1886, in Seminary, Covington, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Martin Speed, was 34 and his mother, Joriah Sellers, was 32. He married Carrie Elizabeth Lott on 13 October 1912, in Covington, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Beat 2 Watts, Covington, Mississippi, United States in 1900. He died on 8 February 1971, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Walter William Speed
1886–1971
Carrie Elizabeth Lott
1888–1943
Marriage: 13 October 1912
W Lewis Speed
1914–
A Ellis Speed
1916–
Eunice Speed
1917–
Dumes Speed
1918–
Roy ( Twin) Speed
1922–1922
Ford Speed
1923–
Myrtle Speed
1925–
Ruby Alice Speed
1926–2014
Curtis Charles ( Twin) Speed
1928–1929

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 October 1912
Covington, Mississippi, United States
children

(9)

    W Lewis Speed

    Male1914–Male

    A Ellis Speed

    Male1916–Male

    Eunice Speed

    Female1917–Female

    Dumes Speed

    Male1918–Male

    Roy ( Twin) Speed

    Male1922–1922Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 21

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a fortunate person, from Middle English sped ‘success’, ‘good fortune’, ‘smooth progress’ (hence the modern meaning ‘swiftness’).2 English: from the derived sense of Middle English sped mentioned above, hence a nickname for a swift runner.3 Irish: Anglicization (part translation) of Gaelic Ó Fuada, from fuad ‘haste’ ( see Foody ).

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Speed, "United States Census, 1940"
  • W W Speed, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Waller W Speed, "United States Census, 1930"

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