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James Breckinridge Speed
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Birth: Jan. 4, 1844
Boonville
Cooper County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1912
Rockland
Knox County
Maine, USA

Industrialist, military figure. Adjutant of the 27th Kentucky Brigade (Union). Served under General William T. Sherman in Atlanta and Knoxville engagements. To honor him, Speed's children established the Speed Scientific School at the University of Louisville in 1825 and his second wife established Louisville's Speed Art Museum in 1927. (bio by: Mike Maloney) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Pope Speed (1816 - 1863)
  Mary Ellen Shallcross Speed (1821 - 1844)
 
 Spouses:
  Cora Coffin Speed (1848 - 1905)
  Harriett Theresa Bishop Speed (1858 - 1942)*
 
 Children:
  Olive Speed Sackett (1869 - 1948)*
  Douglas Breckinridge Speed (1871 - 1872)*
  William Shallcross Speed (1873 - 1955)*
 
 Sibling:
  James Breckinridge Speed (1844 - 1912)
  Laura Speed Elliott (1856 - 1912)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cave Hill Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: SECTION 1 Lot 203
 
Created by: Mike Maloney
Record added: Dec 03, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6984120
James Breckinridge Speed
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James Breckinridge Speed
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