Florence Mead

Brief Life History of Florence

When Florence Mead was born about 1853, in Ingham, Michigan, United States, her father, William S Mead, was 50 and her mother, Susan T. Leach, was 38. She married Albert Henry Hosmer on 24 November 1875, in Jackson, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Spring Arbor, Spring Arbor Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States for about 20 years and Washburn, Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States in 1900. She died in 1920, in Ashland, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Glidden, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Henry Hosmer
about 1853–1930
Florence Mead
about 1853–1920
Marriage: 24 November 1875
Edith Hosmer
Jessie Marie Hosmer
Jessie M. Hosmer
William H Hosmer
Viola Mary Hosmer

Sources (19)

  • Florense Hasmer in household of Albert Hasmer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Flora Mead, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Florence Mead Hosmer, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.


Historical Boundaries: 1860: Ashland, Wisconsin, United States

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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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