George Ray Speed

22 April 1929–14 May 1992 (Age 63)
Chatawa, Pike, Mississippi, United States

The Life of George Ray

When George Ray Speed was born on 22 April 1929, in Chatawa, Pike, Mississippi, United States, his father, Luther Monroe Speed, was 38 and his mother, Lillie Estelle Rhodus, was 29. He lived in Beat 5, Pike, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 May 1992, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Luther Monroe Speed
Lillie Estelle Rhodus
Luther William Speed
Minnie Mae Speed
Percy Kennedy
Clifton Freddie Speed ( twin)
Clarence Eddie Speed ( twin)
Mary Ruth Speed
John Monroe Speed
George Ray Speed
Velma Virginia Speed
Carl Speed
James Speed
Lloyd Morris Speed

Parents and Siblings



    Luther William Speed



    Percy Kennedy


    Clifton Freddie Speed ( twin)



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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 10

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 18

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a fortunate person, from Middle English sped ‘success’, ‘good fortune’, ‘smooth progress’ (hence the modern meaning ‘swiftness’).2 English: from the derived sense of Middle English sped mentioned above, hence a nickname for a swift runner.3 Irish: Anglicization (part translation) of Gaelic Ó Fuada, from fuad ‘haste’ ( see Foody ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Speed in household of Luther M Speed, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Speed in household of Luther Speed, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George in entry for Mr John Monroe Speed, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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