Clement Preston Mead

Brief Life History of Clement Preston

When Clement Preston Mead was born on 27 August 1883, in Nora Springs, Floyd, Iowa, United States, his father, Frederick Martin Mead, was 34 and his mother, Frances M. Hollenbeck, was 24. He married Pearl A. Harris on 23 December 1908, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. He lived in San Carlos, San Mateo, California, United States for about 5 years and Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 13 June 1973, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Clement Preston Mead
Effie Ann Donley
Marriage: 8 March 1920
Maxine Louise Mead

Sources (19)

  • Clement P Mead in household of F M Mead, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Clement P Mead, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Clement P Mead, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1907 · Not for profit elections

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning


topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Middle English mede ‘meadow’ (Old English mǣd), or a habitational name from one or more of the many places so named, such as Meads in Harford (Devon).

perhaps from Middle English mede ‘mead, alcoholic drink of fermented honey and water’, possibly denoting one who was fond of the drink or who made or sold mead. Compare Meader .

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

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