John Collier Mechem

Male1 January 1886–4 September 1955

Brief Life History of John Collier

When John Collier Mechem was born on 1 January 1886, in Michigan, United States, his father, Floyd Russell Mechem, was 27 and his mother, Jessie P Collier, was 29. He married Barbara Thompson on 28 November 1914, in Lake Forest, Lake, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1947 and lived in Boston Ward 8, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and Lake Forest, Lake, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 September 1955, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Collier Mechem
Barbara Thompson
Marriage: 28 November 1914
John Slason Mechem
Robert Collier Mechem
Barbara Mechem
Richard W. Mechem

Sources (21)

  • John Meechem, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John C Mechem, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • John Collier Mechem, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1914Lake Forest, Lake, Illinois, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1887 · Monotype Type-Casting Machine

    Age 1

    June 7, 1887, Tolbert Lanston patented his Monotype machine. It typed individual characters instead of lines like the Linotype machine.

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 20

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Meacham .

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

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