William Wesley Speight

22 July 1859–28 October 1922 (Age 63)
Dickson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of William Wesley

When William Wesley Speight was born on 22 July 1859, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Andrew Speight, was 30 and his mother, Mary Violet McCaslin, was 23. He married Minnie Monroe Hickerson on 26 June 1915, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Civil District 12, Jackson, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 8, Dickson, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 October 1922, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Saint Paul Cemetery, Charlotte, Dickson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wesley Speight
Minnie Monroe Hickerson
Marriage: 26 June 1915
James W. Speight

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 June 1915Dickson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh
    Age 3
    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 17
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): nickname from Middle English speght ‘woodpecker’ (Old English speoht, speht). Compare Speake 2.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • William W Speight, "United States Census, 1920"
    • W W Speight, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Will Speught, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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