Mary Alice Frances Speas

Female14 July 1888–22 September 1966

Brief Life History of Mary Alice Frances

When Mary Alice Frances Speas was born on 14 July 1888, in Tobaccoville, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, her father, Squire Henry Speas, was 37 and her mother, Lucy Ann Sprinkle, was 39. She married William Wesley Whitman in March 1909, in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Old Richmond Township, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Coddle Creek Township, Iredell, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 22 September 1966, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Tobaccoville, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wesley Whitman
1887–1933
Mary Alice Frances Speas
1888–1966
Marriage: March 1909
Wilburn Leo "Wib" Whitman
1909–1994
Margaret Lucy Whitman
1911–1976
Opal Virginia Whitman
1913–1969
Ozelle Marie 'Pat' Whitman
1916–1973
William Wesley " dub" Whitman
1918–1978
Mabel Beatrice "Tersy" Whitman
1920–1973
George Thomas Whitman
1922–1970
Henry Abraham Whitman
1929–1978

Sources (43)

  • Mary A Speas in household of Squire H Speas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary A. Spease, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Alice Speas, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    March 1909Forsyth, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 2

    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.

    1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

    Age 9

    In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 21

    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

    Americanized form of German Spiess (see Spies ).

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

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