James H. Mead

13 March 1859–1 April 1928 (Age 69)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of James H.

When James H. Mead was born on 13 March 1859, in New Jersey, United States, his father, William Mead, was 28 and his mother, Julia Ann Carman, was 20. He married Cora M. Squier on 20 December 1883, in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Wantage Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States in 1860 and Brooklyn Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 1 April 1928, in Brooklyn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Brooklyn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James H. Mead
Cora M. Squier
Marriage: 20 December 1883
Bernice Idell Mead
Sarah Frances Mead

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    Cora M. Squier


20 December 1883
Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 20

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

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)

  • James H Mead in household of William Mead, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James H Mead, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James H Mead, "United States Census, 1920"

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