Anson Mead

25 April 1841–1916 (Age 74)
Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life of Anson

When Anson Mead was born on 25 April 1841, in Saratoga, New York, United States, his father, Lewis Mead, was 47 and his mother, Sarah Huested, was 38. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Cornelia Mead. He lived in Glenville, Schenectady, New York, United States for about 30 years. He died in 1916, in Ballston, Saratoga, New York, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Burnt Hills, Ballston, Saratoga, New York, United States.

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Anson Mead
Cornelia Mead
Russel Mead
Atwood Mead
Ada Mead

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    Cornelia Mead




    Russel Mead


    Atwood Mead


    Ada Mead


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World Events (7)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 22

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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)

  • Anson Mead in household of Louisa M Wheeler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Anson Miad, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Anson A Mead, "New York State Census, 1905"

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