Courtesy of Marc MoschetteChristmas card, courtesy of Marc MoschetteBorn: June 28, 1874

Died: August 7, 1948

Oley Speaks was a composer, songwriter and vocalist.  He wrote On the Road to Mandalay, using the words of Rudyard Kipling's poem "Mandalay". The song sold over a million copies.  He wrote more than 250 published songs.

Speaks is known to have stayed at the Lake Clear Inn the summers of 1913 and 1922.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 16, 1922

Brooklyn Colony At Lake Clear

…Oley Speaks, composer, is among those from Manhattan recently arrived to spend the season at Lake Clear Inn.






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