Dr Margaret Meade

16 December 1901–15 November 1978 (Age 76)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Dr Margaret Meade was born on 16 December 1901, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Dr Edward Sherwood Mead, was 27 and her mother, Emily Fogg, was 30. She married Luther Sheeleigh Cressman in 1923. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1934 and lived in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1978 and Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States in 1978. In 1926, her occupation is listed as anthropologist in World. She died on 15 November 1978, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Buckingham, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Gregory Bateson
Dr Margaret Meade
Marriage: 1936
Mary Catherine Bateson

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    World Events (8)

    1902 · So Much Farm Land
    Age 1
    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
    1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World
    Age 12
    At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
    1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting
    Age 21
    In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: habitational name from Midheach, the Gaelic name of County Meath in Ireland. Its Anglicized forms are now indistinguishable from those of the English name Mead .English: variant of Mead .

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

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    Sources (40)

    • Margaret Meade, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
    • Margaret Fortune in household of Rea Fortune, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Margaret Mead, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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