Walter William Speed

Male29 December 1886–8 February 1971

Brief Life History 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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Walter William Speed
Carrie Elizabeth Lott
Marriage: 13 October 1912
W Lewis Speed
Alden Ellis Speed
Eunice Speed
Dumes Speed
Roy ( Twin) Speed
Ford Speed
Myrtle Speed
Ruby Alice Speed
Curtis Charles ( Twin) Speed

Sources (9)

  • Walter Speed, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Walters Speed, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • William Speed, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 October 1912Covington, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 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

    English: nickname from Middle English sped ‘success, prosperity, wealth, smooth progress’ (hence the modern meaning ‘swiftness’); also ‘speed, quickness’ (Old English sped), used either for a fortunate, wealthy, or successful person, or for a swift runner.

    Irish (Mayo): when not the English name, adopted for Gaelic Ó Fuada, from fuad ‘haste’ (see Foody ).

    Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schnell .

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

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