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Some Speik family photos for our friends and family
Frederick Adolf Speik and Edith Tillinghast Lawton
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FAS, All American/Captain, University of Chicago,
posing for the Chicago press in 1904
FAS showing the safety pads of the day
to the Chicago press
FAS, All American End, University of Chicago,
in the gym in 1904
Football fans going to the
Purdue/Northwestern game in 1908
Watch a stunning
film of San Francisco's main thoroughfare as seen from the front window of a
moving Market Street cable car,
before the downtown area was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire.
Downtown Chicago shoppers in 1908!
FAS, Football Coach at Perdue 1908-1909,
posing for the Chicago Press
Perdue Coach Speik making a presentation for the Chicago Press 1909
(These photos and more were obtained from the internet after I Googled my father's name!)
Young Doctor FA Speik did well in the 1920's buying this grand house in South Pasadena, California. He specialized in stomach ulcers, prescribing a high cholesterol diet
which at the time was thought to protect the walls of the stomach. He administered to many Hollywood Directors and Actors in the 1930's. Fred Speik, the All American football hero,
became portly Dr. Speik who died in 1940 at age 57 from the effects of massive coronary artery blockage. Edith Speik also died before her time from the effects of
the high fat protective diet, that was state of the art at the time.
Doctor Frederick Adolph Speik and Edith Tillinghast Lawton were married shortly after they both graduated with Honors from the University of Chicago.
My mother was one of the first women to graduate from the University.
These images are not contemporary. They were the same age, so my mother's picture might have taken ten years earlier,
when she was in her forties. The Speik Family included five children - three girls and two boys. I was the youngest child.
Read more . . .
Frederick Adolph Speik and Edith Lawton Speik
Lawrence Dorland Thompson and Lilian Ardell Stone
Robert Lawton Speik
Margaret Thompson Speik
The kids and grandkids
Baron Max von Munchausen