Lawrence L Pappy Mead

10 March 1896–3 August 1965 (Age 69)
Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of Lawrence L Pappy

When Lawrence L Pappy Mead was born on 10 March 1896, in Berrien, Michigan, United States, his father, George Eldon Mead, was 25 and his mother, Phebe Ann Hopkins, was 23. He married Laura Melton on 20 November 1917, in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States. He died on 3 August 1965, in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 69.

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Lawrence L Pappy Mead
Laura Melton
Marriage: 20 November 1917

Spouse and Children

20 November 1917
South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Phebe Ann Hopkins




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 7

"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."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Lawrance Meade in household of William Mellon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lawrence L Mead in household of George E Mead, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lawrence Mead in household of George Mead, "United States Census, 1900"

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