Lenore Frances Speidel

Lenore Frances Speidel

Female 1877 - 1968  (91 years)

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  • Name Lenore Frances Speidel 
    Born 23 Aug 1877  Corvallis, Benton, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 11 Jun 1880  Corvallis, Benton, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 2y 
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Buena Park, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 22y 
    Census 28 May 1910  Encinitas Township, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 32y 
    Census 1920  Fullerton, Orange, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 42y 
    Address:
    Farm West Walnut St. 
    Census 7 Jan 1920  Fullerton, Orange, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 42y 
    Occupation 7 Jan 1920  Fullerton, Orange, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    None 
    Census 29 Apr 1930  Fullerton, Orange, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 52y 
    Address:
    Box 822 S. Richmond (Richman) 
    Occupation 29 Apr 1930  Fullerton, Orange, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    None 
    Census 14 Apr 1940  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 62y 
    Address:
    1342 Shatto St. 
    Occupation 14 Apr 1940  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    None 
    Died 21 Dec 1968  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Find A Grave Memorial# 18187765
    Buried 21 Dec 1968  Anaheim, Orange, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Anaheim Cemetery 
    • Find A Grave Memorial# 18187765
    Notes 
    • Lenore Speidel Smith's synopsis of her life -- Miki Bratt
      "Lenore was born in Corvallis. Hattie and Joe had a farm with some cows. Joe did blacksmithing there. (In 1940, the property was across from Oregon State University).

      These were horse and buggy days. When Lenore was just a little bit of a thing, she had a pony and would ride out to round up the cows for milking. Her playmates and best friends were her cousins. She was very fond of Ora and Jennie's oldest, and her parents made many visits, back and forth to George's farm near Eugene to cousins Edna, Mollie, and Beth.

      Once in the time before she started school, Lenore stood in her nightie near the wood stove to get warm. She stood too near and her nightie caught fire. Luckily, she was not badly burned.

      The family came to California. Lenore went to High school with Kuchel's, Stern's and Smith's. She fell in love with Will Smith. They were married in the Congregational Church in Buena Park.

      Lenore writes: "Lived in Fullerton for awhile. We moved back to Buena Park. Bought a little cottage that we made all over [remodeled] (Next to Park House Hotel).

      "In 1901 I had my first child, a boy, Harry Frances Smith. Later years, March 9, 1967, he died of heart trouble. Five years later, we were blessed with another boy, 1907, Stanley Dunbar Smith and in 1909, William Leslie Smith. We moved to Carlsbad where my husband was a foreman of a 640 [acre?] ranch for two years. Moved back to Fullerton. My husband was interested in Orange and Walnut Groves. In 1913, Aug. 29, a baby girl was born. Later, the crash came and we lost the big Orange Grove.

      Will was foreman of Thumb Ranch. Thumb made his money in sticky fly paper." From a 1909 Photograph.

      Fullerton ranch waa purchased from the Zeyn girls (1920). From photo taken at party to celebrate moving to the Fullerton Ranch. Stanley home at 511 W. Ash, Fullerton is on old ranch property.

      After the ranch was lost Hattie invited Lenore to come stay with her and keep house at 1342 Shatto St. In turn, Hattie promised Lenore half the house. Lenore lived there from around 1931, until a few months before her death in 1968. Will took a job as manager of a ranch on Orangethorpe (in Fullerton) across from Retta's place. He lived in a garage apartment.

      Lenore and Will visited back and forth. They fixed a clapboard room and a curtained room in the basement at 1342 Shatto St. There were two double beds and a day bed there. Sometimes Lenore stayed with Will, sometimes at Hanna's ranch nextdoor to Retta.

      In Fullerton, Lenore accepted care of Jeannie and Gloria Crawford children of Ted Crawford, a musician. Lenore had a lasting relationship with Ted. There were rumors. At the least he was a very gallant son. She gave him money from time to time. He was always in the hole.

      There were also rumors about Will at the same time with a relationship with Mary Milrick, a fashionable Anaheim dressmaker. At the least Will and Mary played cards together with the Simths.

      The Smiths were all great card players. Poker and Bridge. Will played cards regularly, much to Lenore's chagrin. he wouldn't play anything except rummy and a little casino. She usually did her iorning evenings while Will played with his sisters. There was a lot of ironing and it was still done with a flat iron, heated on a wood stove. But they had an automobile. Lenore was very proud of her home, her china and silver, and her position as a respected family in the community.
    Person ID I49  Bratt Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2016 

    Father Joesph Frances Speidel,   b. 22 Jul 1849, Buffalo New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1917, Alhambra, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Harriet Elizabeth Luper,   b. 16 Dec 1853, Tangent, Linn, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1951, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1874  Nr. Albany OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Speidel, Joesph and Harriet E. Luper
    Speidel, Joesph and Harriet E. Luper
    On their wedding day
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Jasper Smith,   b. 22 Jan 1874, Fullerton, Orange, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1938, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1898  Buena Park, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Harry Frances Smith,   b. 16 May 1901, Buena Park, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1967, Manhattan Beach, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Stanley Dunbar Smith,   b. 20 Mar 1907, Buena Park, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1973  (Age 65 years)
    +3. William Leslie Smith,   b. 21 Feb 1909, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1998  (Age 88 years)
    +4. Katherine Elizabeth Smith,   b. 29 Aug 1913, Fullerton, Orange, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1986, El Segundo, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2015 14:42:23 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 42y - 1920 - Fullerton, Orange, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 42y - 7 Jan 1920 - Fullerton, Orange, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - None - 7 Jan 1920 - Fullerton, Orange, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 52y - 29 Apr 1930 - Fullerton, Orange, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - None - 29 Apr 1930 - Fullerton, Orange, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 62y - 14 Apr 1940 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - None - 14 Apr 1940 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Dec 1968 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Speidel, Lenore (16yrs) (crop)
    Speidel, Lenore (16yrs) (crop)

    Keywords: Picture
    Speidel, Lenore Frances and Morneen (Miki) Cutter
    Speidel, Lenore Frances and Morneen (Miki) Cutter
    Speidel, Lenore Frances (Smith)
    Speidel, Lenore Frances (Smith)
    Smith, Harry and Lenore F. Speidel (Smith)
    Smith, Harry and Lenore F. Speidel (Smith)
    Speidel, Lenore F.
    Speidel, Lenore F.
    Age 16 years old
    Speidel, Lenore
    Speidel, Lenore
    Cutter, Morneen (Miki), Lenore Speidel Smith, Louise Conkey (Ringo)
    Cutter, Morneen (Miki), Lenore Speidel Smith, Louise Conkey (Ringo)
    At Miki Cutter and Gerrit Bratt's wedding
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Luper, Hattie (Speidel), L Speidel-Smith, K. E. Smith-Cutter, MK Cutter
    Luper, Hattie (Speidel), L Speidel-Smith, K. E. Smith-Cutter, MK Cutter
    Speidel, Lenore (Smith) and M. K. Bratt
    Speidel, Lenore (Smith) and M. K. Bratt
    Presumed taken at the "Fullerton Ranch"

    Headstones
    Speidel, Lenore (Smith)
    Speidel, Lenore (Smith)
    Headstone

  • Sources 
    1. [S167] Smith, William Jasper, 1900, Census, USA, Buena Park, California, (Supervi Dist 6, Enumeration Dist 141 Sheet 10).

    2. [S168] Smith, William Jasper, 1910, Census, USA, Encinitas Township, San Diego, California, (Encinitas Super Di 8, Enumeration 130, Sheet 5).

    3. [S170] Smith, William Jasper, 1920, Census, USA, Fullerton, Orange, California, (Part of 1st Pricinct Sup dist 9, Enum dist 54, Sheet 3).

    4. [S171] Smith, William Jasper, 1930, Census, USA, Fullerton, Orange, California, (ENum Dist 30-26, Sup. Dist 20, Sheet 4).

    5. [S175] Luper, Harriet Elizabeth, 1940, Census, USA, Los Angeles, California, (SD 14, ED 60-1001, Sheet No 5).