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Drayton Bennett Speights

Male 1906 - 1997  (90 years)


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  • Name Drayton Bennett Speights  [1, 2, 3
    Born 15 Aug 1906  Center, Shelby County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1997  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Speights Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • Sabine County Reporter
      August 10, 2005

      "On the Bright Side: "I Remember" Part 2"
      By Mary Howell

      He taught school in Rosevine and served as County School Tax Assessor. Drayton had an uncanny sense of humor and loved to pull pranks on his friends. One time he even master-minded the building and landing of a UFO and even put a letter written in a foreign language in his contraption. He situated it so that his croquet-playing friends would find it. News of Hemphill's UFO spread like wildfire throughout East Texas.
    Person ID I3515  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Thomas Green Speights,   b. 15 Feb 1885, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1933, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Arley Emmaline Bennett,   b. 16 Mar 1885, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1964, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1905  [4
    Family ID F709  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Virginia "Virgie" Louise Collier,   b. 18 Jul 1908, Many, Sabine Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1986, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 10 Dec 1928 
    Children 
     1. Drayton Bennett Speights, Jr.,   b. 23 Sep 1928, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1979, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. Baby Girl Speights,   b. 11 Apr 1930, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1930, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
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     7. Mary Elizabeth Speights,   b. 11 Jun 1949, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1949, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F160  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Aug 1906 - Center, Shelby County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Mar 1997 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Speights Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S564] 1930 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.), Texas, Sabine County, Justice Precinct No. 1, ED 202-3 SD 1 9th Sheet 20A Stamped 42 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S58] McCary, Kay P. "Speights Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsabine/burials/.

    3. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 41465124 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S461] White & Toole, "Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records" c. 1972.