Lavina Otis Meader

1888–1964 (Age 75)
Camden, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Lavina Otis

When Lavina Otis Meader was born on 22 March 1888, in Camden, New Jersey, United States, her father, James V Meader, was 41 and her mother, Catherine Case, was 23. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Irving Howard Agard. She lived in Rollinsford, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States in 1900 and Spencer, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years. She died in 1964, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Lavina Otis Meader
Irving Howard Agard
Evelyn A Agard
Ruth M Agard
Irving Howard Agard Jr.
Robert V Agard

Spouse & Children



  • Evelyn A Agard


  • Ruth M Agard


  • Irving Howard Agard Jr.


  • Robert V Agard


Parents & Siblings

  • James V Meader


  • Catherine Case




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 6

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English:1. topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Mead 1 + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant. 2. occupational name for a brewer or seller of mead, Middle English med(i)er ( see Mead 2).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lavina O Meader in household of James V Meader, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lavina Agard in household of Irving Agard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lavina O Agard in household of Irvin H Agard, "United States Census, 1930"

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