The obituary of Alice Speight.

Wilson Daily Times, 24 April 1948.


On 17 November 1914, Stephen Speight, 25, of Greene County, son of Haywood and Puss Speight of Wilson County, married Alice

In 1918, Stephen Speight registered for the World War I draft in Wayne County, N.C. Per his registration card, he was born May 1880; lived at Route 3, Stantonsburg, Wayne County; farmed for Rachel Fort; and his nearest relative was Allice Speight.

In the 1920 census of Nahunta township, Wayne County, N.C.: on Lindell Road, Stephen Speight, 39; wife Alice, 37; children J.B., 16, Willie Lee, 15, Cesar, 10, Matilda, 4, and Rachel, 2; and mother-in-law Rachel Fort, 50.

In the 1940 census of Nahunta township, Wayne County: Rachel Fort, 72, widow; daughter Alice Speight, 39, widow; and grandsons Cecil Taylor, 30, farmer, and Willis Taylor, 25, laborer. 

Alice Speight died 22 April 1948 at her home at 1311 East Nash Street, Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born 2 October 1894 in Wayne County to Caesor Forte and Rachel Becton; was married to Stephen Speight; worked as a factory laborer; and was buried in Union Grove Cemetery, Wayne County.


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