Dr Margaret Meade

Brief Life History 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

Sources (41)

  • Margaret Bateson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Margaret Meade, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
  • Margaret Mead, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

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

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.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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