Walter William Speed

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

The Life Summary of Walter William

When Walter William Speed was born on 29 December 1886, in Seminary, Covington, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Madison 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
Carrie Elizabeth Lott
Marriage: 13 October 1912
W Lewis Speed
A Ellis Speed
Eunice Speed
Dumes Speed
Roy ( Twin) Speed
Ford Speed
Myrtle Speed
Ruby Alice Speed
Curtis Charles ( Twin) Speed

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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 ).

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

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Sources (9)

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

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