Almeda Leota Speas

13 September 1916–16 May 1995 (Age 78)
Gage, Ellis, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Almeda Leota

When Almeda Leota Speas was born on 13 September 1916, in Gage, Ellis, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Oliver Vernon Speas, was 36 and her mother, Nellie Elizabeth Crouse, was 33. She lived in Marshall Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Greencastle Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 16 May 1995, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States.

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Edward Charles Austin
Almeda Leota Speas

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 1

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Spiess ( see Spies ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alemeda Speas in household of Alvin Speas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Almeda Speas in household of Mary Speas, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Almeda L Speas in household of Oliver V Speas, "United States Census, 1920"

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