Noted events in her life were:
1. Census in 1880 in Lagrange, LaGrange, IN. 1 2 Arthur Beecher, dentist, 26, is listed in the 1880 census as son-in-law living with his wife, Alice, 24, in her mother's household: Ester Speed, 46, Postmistress. Ester's daughter Emma lives with her, age 19, occupation "works in post office". Arthur and Alice have two children: Charles, 4; and Vivian, 2. Arthur and his father were born in Ohio, his mother in New York. Alice and her children were born in Indiana, her parents in New York.
Ester married Edward B. Speed. (Edward B. Speed was born on 7 Sep 1825 in Troy, Rensselaer, NY,3 died on 15 Sep 1864 in Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN 3 and was buried in Lagrange: Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange, IN 3.)
1 1880 United States Census, Indiana, LaGrange County, LaGrange, Series: T9 Roll: 291 Page: 373.
2 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32550694.
3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64952867.