James Palmer Spedden

14 May 1875–April 1959 (Age 83)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

The Life of James Palmer

When James Palmer Spedden was born on 14 May 1875, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, his father, William E Spedden, was 30 and his mother, Mary Shaw Davis, was 31. He had at least 1 daughter with Mary S Schamel. He died in April 1959, in Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United States.

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James Palmer Spedden
Mary S Schamel
Madaline V Spedden

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Parents and Siblings

    William E Spedden


    Mary Shaw Davis




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

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.
1887 · Monotype Type-Casting Machine

Age 12

June 7, 1887, Tolbert Lanston patented his Monotype machine. It typed individual characters instead of lines like the Linotype machine.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Sped-an, to speed, to prosper, to succeed

Sources (3)

  • James P Spedden in household of Edward M Spedden, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James R Spedden, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James P Spedden, "United States Census, 1920"

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