Mordica W Mead

24 May 1843–4 July 1920 (Age 77)
Beemerville, Sussex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Mordica W

When Mordica W Mead was born on 24 May 1843, in Beemerville, Sussex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Amos Mead, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Appleman, was 42. He married Jane L Riker in 1867. He lived in Brooklyn Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Brooklyn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 4 July 1920, in Skippack, Skippack Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Mordica W Mead
1843–1920
Jane L Riker
1847–1917
Marriage: 1867

Spouse and Children

    Male1843–1920Male

    Jane L Riker

    Female1847–1917Female

MARRIAGE
1867

Parents and Siblings

    Amos Mead

    Male1803–1896Male

    Elizabeth Appleman

    Female1801–1882Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1844

Age 1

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 20

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 34

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

Name Meaning

English:1. topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Middle English mede ‘meadow’ (Old English mǣd). 2. metonymic occupational name for a brewer or seller of mead (Old English meodu), an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mordecai W Mead, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mordicia W Mead, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mordica Mead in household of Amos Mead, "United States Census, 1850"

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