Mary Edith Mead

Female19 February 1874–30 November 1957

Brief Life History of Mary Edith

When Mary Edith Mead was born on 19 February 1874, in Deep River, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, her father, Eli Redman Meade, was 29 and her mother, Ruth Ann Ford, was 24. She married John R. Ford on 19 February 1894, in Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Heyburn, Lincoln, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Paul, Minidoka, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 November 1957, in Rupert, Minidoka, Idaho, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Paul, Minidoka, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John R. Ford
Mary Edith Mead
Marriage: 19 February 1894
Nettie May Ford
Bessie Ford

Sources (19)

  • Mary E Mead in household of Eli R Mead, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Edith M Ford in household of John R Ford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edith M. Mead in entry for Ford, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 February 1894Marshall, Iowa, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 1

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


    Age 18

    Historical Boundaries 1892: Logan, Idaho, United States 1895: Lincoln, Idaho, United States 1913: Minidoka, Idaho, United States

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 22

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning


    topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Middle English mede ‘meadow’ (Old English mǣd), or a habitational name from one or more of the many places so named, such as Meads in Harford (Devon).

    perhaps from Middle English mede ‘mead, alcoholic drink of fermented honey and water’, possibly denoting one who was fond of the drink or who made or sold mead. Compare Meader .

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

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