22 November 1926
I was born.
I started the hobby of genealogy, motivated by a desire to communicate to my deaf son, Gary Dale Speed.
I wanted to communicate to him a clearly as possible information about his relatives and ancestors.
A written record and charts was the best and easiest way to explain.
The book Records and Memorials of The Speed Family that has been referred to in my family history is a book that Blanche Ormond Speed gave to Noble Desmond Speed and has been passed on to his male heirs.
The book is a rare publication collected and prepared for publication by Thomas Speed in 1892.
As of this date I have not been able to trace our ancestors to any of the families in that book.