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Capt Robert M Spedden
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Birth: Jan., 1854
Maryland, USA
Death: Apr., 1911
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

President of The American Towing and Lightering Company and The Spedden Shipbuilding Company.

Death notice from the April 24, 1911 Baltimore American"

"MANY VISIT SPEDDEN HOME---MESSAGES OF CONDOLELENCE ALSO POUR IN---Delegations of employees from all of the ???? with which Capt. Robert M. Spedden, who died Saturday after a short illness, was formerly connected, and many lifelong friends and business associates yesterday called at the home, 2030 Eutaw Place, to pay their last respects to their highly esteemed employer and friend. A number of floral designs were received, the two most noteworthy of which were in the form of tugboats, offerings from the Spedden Shipbuilding Company and the American Towing and Lightering Company.

The design from the Spedden company bore the name Neptune after the new ship which is being built for that company and on the maiden trip which Captain Spedden was to have been the honored guest. Other offerings were received from the employees of the Curtis Bay Towing Company, the Spedden Supply Company, the officers of the Third National Bank, and from the Crusade Commandery of Masons, of which the deceased captain was a member.

Telegrams and letters of regret and condolence were received yesterday by the family from persons in many parts of the United States.

The funeral will take place from the home at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Burial will be in Loudon Park Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Polemus B. Swift of Madison Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church and Rev. Dr. J. Ross Stevenson of Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church will conduct the services.

The honorary pallbearers will be Messrs. Robert H. Smith, T. Rowland Thomas, Harry G. Skinner, William W. McIntire, Walter A. Raleigh, Marcellus H. Goodrich, Harry G. Evans, Howard Young, John W. Horner, Frank J. Norton, Judge Charles W. Hensler, Robert Ramsay, John J. Kelly, J. Henry Strohmeyer, John Hubert, and James Alford.

At a meeting of the Young Men's Republican Club, 105 West Saratoga St., Saturday evening, it was decided to send a delegation to attend the funeral of Captain Spedden, who was a member of the organization for 30 years. The club also adopted resolutions of regret."

(Note: Shown in the 1900 census as living at 2030 Eutaw Place in the same home as his mother-in-law, Susan Biddle. No wife was shown, though he may have had a daughter, Leta. He was described as being a shipbuilder.) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Henry Spedden (1816 - 1894)
  Sarah Elizabeth Marshall Spedden (1819 - 1850)
 
 Spouse:
  Lauretta Biddle Spedden (1862 - 1933)
 
 Siblings:
  Martin Luther Spedden (1842 - 1911)*
  Obethia Jane Spedden Marshall (1845 - 1919)*
  Levin Henry Spedden (1847 - 1904)*
  Robert M Spedden (1854 - 1911)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Loudon Park Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: SleepingDog
Record added: Feb 15, 2011
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Capt Robert M Spedden
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