Lena Winifred Speakes

Female 1916 - 1998


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  • Born  14 Nov 1916  Clifton Station, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Died  9 Feb 1998  Thurmont, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Resthaven Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I73044  Virts
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2019 

    Father  Moses Speakes,   b. 21 Jul 1892, Manassas, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1970, Beallsville, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Irene Mock,   b. 16 Dec 1896, Centreville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1979, Beallsville, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Jul 1911  Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F29642  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Erich Karl Otto Waldow,   b. 7 Dec 1907, Berlin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1985, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified  1 May 2016 
    Family ID  F29653  Group Sheet

    Family 2  William H. Foster,   b. 1905,   d. 1947 
    Married  23 Jan 1934  Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Charles Foster,   d. Bef 1998
    Last Modified  1 May 2016 
    Family ID  F29654  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Herald Mail, February 10, 1998

      THURMONT, Md. - Lena Winifred Speakes Waldow, 81, of 12 Hammaker St., died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at her home.

      Born Nov. 14, 1916, in Clifton Station, Va., she was the daughter of the late Moses and Irene Moch Speakes.

      She was preceded in death by her husband, Eric Waldow, in 1985.

      She worked as a nurse's aide in several hospitals including Frederick Memorial Hospital. Earlier, she was employed at Leland Memorial Hospital, Hyattsville, Md.

      She is survived by nine children, Eric Waldow of Upper Marlboro, Md., William Foster of Hagerstown, Shirley A. Myers of Fayetteville, Pa., Clyde Foster of Deerfield, Fla., Alice J. Amaya of Whittier, Calif., Thelma McGuire of Cavetown, Margaret L. Slusser of Monrovia, Md., Winnifred Payne of Thurmont and Carl R. Waldow of Emmitsburg, Md.; one sister, Lora Cooper of Charles Town, W.Va.; two brothers, Alfred Speakes of Chesapeake Beach, Md., and Ralph Speakes of Greenbelt, Md.; 26 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Foster; two grandchildren, Gary McGuire Jr. and Pam Stevenson; a great-grandson, Shawn Sanchez; one sister, Helen Lee; and one brother, Leonard Speakes.

      Memorial services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Thurmont, 7 Sunny Way, Thurmont. The Rev. James L. Rousey will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.

      The family will receive friends Friday one hour prior to the service at the church.

      In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to First Baptist Church of Thurmont, 7 Sunny Way, Thurmont, Md. 21788; or to a charity of one's choice.

      Arrangements are by Thurmont Funeral Home of Robert E. Dailey and Son, Thurmont.

  • Sources 
    1. [S11447] Herald Mail, February 10, 1998.

    2. [S1549] District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950.