Mary Edith Mead

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

The Life Summary 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

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  • Marriage
    19 February 1894Marshall, Iowa, United States
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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

    (1997: 9083;2007: 17272; 2010: 22727)English: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).

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Edith M. Mead in entry for Ford, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
    • Mary E Mead in household of Eli R Mead, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
    • Edith M Meade, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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