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Mermond Leon Speights

Male 1891 - 1985  (93 years)


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  • Name Mermond Leon Speights  [1, 2
    Born 22 Dec 1891  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 May 1985  Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I310  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father John William "Doc" Speights, M. D.,   b. 29 Oct 1856, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1922, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Sallie Wilson,   b. Jul 1865, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1904, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1884  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Some researchers show that they also had a daughter named Emily Ann that died young.

      In an article dated September 12, 1963 about Susan Arnold Nichols, Virgie Speights stated that on one trip home "they stopped by the home of a cousin, out on Palo Gaucho Creek, Dr. Johnny Speights and his wife, Sally Wilson Speights." Susan was the daughter of Jim Arnold, and granddaughter of Hanna Davis and J. M. Arnold. He was also a godson of Cadwaller Davis and Amelia Lee. (Speights, Old Timers of Sabine County, p. 21).
    Family ID F280  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

    Family Rutha Elvie McLemore,   b. 4 Dec 1893, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1980, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1913 
    Children 
     1. Ruth Dorine Speights,   b. 26 Nov 1914, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 2007, Brenham, Washington County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     2. Ruby Laverne Speights,   b. 3 May 1919, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 2014, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     3. Johnnie Mae Speights,   b. 6 Feb 1922, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 2007, Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F197  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Dec 1891 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 May 1985 - Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336] The Sabine County Reporter, P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas (Published Weekly), (Founded in 1883, The Sabine County Reporter (USPS 474-660) is published once a week on Wednesday. The Reporter is Published by Sabine County Reporter, Inc. Postmaster: Send change of address to P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas 75948-0700. The Sabine County Reporter and The Rambler merged March 1, 1988. Member National Newspaper Association and Texas Press Association.), February 14, 2007, Page 9 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Texas, Sabine County, Precinct 1 Enumerated 4 Jun 1900 SD 8 ED 68 Sheet 1A Stamped 92 4-4 (Reliability: 3).