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.
English: variant of Meacham .