Mary Edith Mead

19 February 1874–30 November 1957 (Age 83)
Montezuma, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Edith

When Mary Edith Mead was born on 19 February 1874, in Montezuma, 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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John R. Ford
Mary Edith Mead
Marriage: 19 February 1894
Nettie May Ford
Bessie Ford

Spouse and Children

19 February 1894
Marshall, Iowa, United States



    Bessie Ford


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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: Blaine, 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

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Edith M Ford in household of John R Ford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary E Mead in household of Eli R Mead, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edith M Ford in household of John R Ford, "United States Census, 1930"

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