Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wednesday's Child: Edwin Nelson Speiden

Manassas Journal
May 30, 1919


Five-Year Old Nelson Speiden Buried Here Monday

Edwin Nelson Speiden, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Speiden, and grandson and namesake of the late Lieut. Edwin Nelson, died Saturday morning at the home of his parents on Battle street, after an illness of less than twenty-four hours.  He was five years old and is survived by his parents and one sister, Miss Virginia Speiden, a few years his senior.

The funeral took place Monday afternoon at the Primitive Baptist Church and interment was made in the family lot in the Manassas cemetery, the services being conducted by Rev. T. D. D. Clark, pastor of the Manassas Baptist Church.  The pallbearers were Messrs. John H. and James E. Nelson, of Washington, C. Paul Nelson, of Huntington, W. Va., and A. O. Weedon, of Warrenton, brothers and brother-in-law of Mrs. Speiden.

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  1. The name SPEIDEN rang a bell when reading this. Did some checking and he was a much respected architect in Manassas, having designed the Town Hall, Hopkins Candy Factory, and the old Gibbs & Hiddings store on Center Street [now a used book store]. An article in The Washington Post includes a picture of the house that Speiden designed and lived in and where young Nelson died.