Alice <I>Meyer</I> Speaker

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Alice Meyer Speaker

  • Birth 20 Oct 1887 Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
  • Death 18 Apr 1968 La Marque, Galveston County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Hitchcock, Galveston County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 53156302

Galveston County Daily News
Thursday, April 18, 1968, p. 12

Mrs. Alice Speaker
HITCHCOCK - Mrs. Alice Speaker, 81. of Hitchcock died Wednesday at Galveston County Memorial Hospital. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Mrs. Speaker had lived in Hitchcock since 1915.

Survivors include five sons; Theodore, George. Herman, and Fred Speaker, Jr., 14 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers: Frank Kelemen, Sam Schiro. Bert Heller. Cecil Henckel, Louis M. Deu and Robert Speaker.

Galveston County Daily News
Friday, April 19, 1968, p.6

MRS. ALICE SPEAKER, 81. Of Hitchcock; services at 10 am. Friday at the Emken – Linlon Funeral Home, La Marque, with the Rev. Anthony Matranga
Officiating. Burial in Hitchcock Community Cemetery. Pallbearers: Frank Kelemen, Sam Schiro. Bert Heller. Cecil Henckel, Louis M. Deu and Robert Speaker.


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I found Alice, her parents Herman and Millie Meyer and her brother William listed in the 1900 Census for Galveston. I have not been able to locate any futher information on her family up to this point.

I do remember her talking about living on a farm. Her dad was a travelling salesman and famer. He had both a buggy and a wagon. This was uncommon which adds to the story that he was very successful.

Alice was a boarder at the Sacred Heart Academy at Market & 16th. St. when the 1900 Hurricane hit Galveston Island. I remember her talking about it but unfortunately I do not remember a lot of the specifics. I do remember that she lost several family members in the storm. I know her parents drowned in the 1900 storm but they not listed on the storm death roll. William probably did too since I have not found anything on him past the 1900 census. One sister (either half or step) was rescued floating in the Gulf. She was hanging on to a board that was being swept out to sea. I remember she had both half and step siblings but I have for found any records on them.

Her first husband was William Fulkerson of Galveston. They had one son. He changed his name to Speaker. See more about this under William Speaker.

She married her second husband Frederick Speaker of Galveston in 1906. Their children were: Theodore, Louis, Frederick, George, Herman and Millie.

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  • Created by: Alice Speaker Jones
  • Added: 2 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53156302
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alice Meyer Speaker (20 Oct 1887–18 Apr 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53156302, citing Hypolite Perthuis Cemetery, Hitchcock, Galveston County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Alice Speaker Jones (contributor 47269859) .