Flossie Mead

1 March 1898–
Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of Flossie

When Flossie Mead was born on 1 March 1898, in Berrien, Michigan, United States, her father, George Eldon Mead, was 27 and her mother, Phebe Ann Hopkins, was 25. She had at least 1 son with Walter Ray Stineback. She lived in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Lake, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1910.

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Walter Ray Stineback
Flossie Mead
Ralph Raymond Stineback

Spouse and Children

    Walter Ray Stineback





    Ralph Raymond Stineback


Parents and Siblings


    Phebe Ann Hopkins




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 5

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

Age 31

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Flossie Mead in household of Harriet Baldwin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Flosa Mead in household of George Mead, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Flossie Mead in entry for Ralph Raymond Stineback, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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