Edna Aurora Speer

18 January 1929–11 May 2010 (Age 81)
Nogales, Santa Cruz, Arizona, United States

The Life of Edna Aurora

When Edna Aurora Speer was born on 18 January 1929, in Nogales, Santa Cruz, Arizona, United States, her father, George Thelbert Speer, was 45 and her mother, Aurora Mezta, was 18. She married Paul Louis Schulte Sr on 3 April 1945, in Mercer, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 11 May 2010, in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81.

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Paul Louis Schulte Sr
Edna Aurora Speer
Marriage: 3 April 1945
Violet June Schulte
Frankie Schulte

Spouse and Children

3 April 1945
Mercer, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 5

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 22

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German, Middle Dutch sper ‘spear’, hence a nickname for a tall, thin person, or else for a skilled user of the hunting spear. In part it may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a maker of spears.2 German: nickname for someone thought to resemble a sparrow, Middle High German spar(e) ‘sparrow’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Speyer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edna Aurora Speer, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
  • Edna Speer, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Speer in entry for Violet June Schulte, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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