John E Speed

29 April 1859–12 November 1933 (Age 74)
Rabun, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of John E

When John E Speed was born on 29 April 1859, in Rabun, Georgia, United States, his father, William Calvin Speed, was 22 and his mother, Polly Mary Kell, was 24. He married Charlotte E Talley on 7 September 1879, in Clayton, Rabun, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in District 436, Rabun, Georgia, United States in 1900 and District 452, Rabun, Georgia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 12 November 1933, in Rabun, Georgia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Clayton, Rabun, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John E Speed
1859–1933
Charlotte E Talley
1859–1941
Marriage: 7 September 1879
Jefferson Orel Speed
1879–1957
Samuel Logan Speed
1879–1962
Judson Arthur Speed
1883–1955
Jesse Marvin Speed
1887–1962
Julius Fred Speed
1891–1977
John Ed Speed
1893–1975
Marlor Calvin Speed
1896–1964
Raleigh Alexander Speed
1898–1938
Mary Speed
1900–
Sarah Irene Speed
1902–1972

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 September 1879Clayton, Rabun, Georgia, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1861
    Age 2
    Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.
    1863
    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 22
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Spieth
    Foody
    Speedy
    Spedding

    Sources (15)

    • John Sneed, "United States Census, 1900"
    • John Alfred, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
    • John Speed in entry for Raleigh Alexander Speed, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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