Vivian May Mead

30 December 1914–20 March 1996 (Age 81)
Bald Knob, White, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Vivian May

When Vivian May Mead was born on 30 December 1914, in Bald Knob, White, Arkansas, United States, her father, Robert Henry Mead, was 25 and her mother, Ona May Waggoner, was 22. She lived in Jonesboro, Craighead, Arkansas, United States in 1930. She died on 20 March 1996, in Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 81.

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Robert Henry Mead
Ona May Waggoner
Virgil Allen Mead
Vivian May Mead
Howard Franklin Mead
Reba Nell Mead

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 15

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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  • Vivian Mead in household of Robert H Mead, "United States Census, 1930"

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