Saturday, March 23, 2013
Charlie "Bear Creek" Speight
Not everything is 100 years old from Moran Place. This clipping was in Nathan H. Moran's photograph book along with so many other juicy pictures of parades, classmates, graduation pictures, and more clippings. But, I started with this one.
Kent tells me that Charlie Speight was also known as "Bear Creek" because the Speight family lived near Bear Creek stream in Weakley County. He was one of the many friends of Nathan Moran. We think this might be Charles Askins Speight, the son of James Charles Speight and Ocie/Osie Akins. If that is correct a search on ancestry.com shows Charlie was born in 1919 in Dresden and died in 1992 in North Carolina making him a contemporary of Nathan's.
Charlie was club president of the Men's Business Club of Dresden. We don't know the date of the clipping but assume it's Late 1930's early 1940's.
July 17, 2015
Further research tells us that he married Ailene Bejach. At the time of his death in 1992 he was survived by his wife, daughters Patricia Speight Wilson and Judith Lynn Speight and a sister, Mae Speight Fisher.