Earnest Mead

Male3 July 1865–18 January 1944

Brief Life History of Earnest

When Earnest Mead was born on 3 July 1865, in California, United States, his father, Thaddeus Wood Mead, was 27 and his mother, Mary Rebecca Honn, was 23. He lived in Willits, Mendocino, California, United States in 1910 and Little Lake, Mendocino, California, United States in 1930. He died on 18 January 1944, in Mendocino, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Thaddeus Wood Mead
Mary Rebecca Honn
George E. Mead
Thaddeus Honn Mead
Earnest Mead
William Danforth Mead
Jennie Mae Mead
Royal Delamater Mead

Sources (7)

  • Ernest Meade in household of George R Meade, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ernest W Mead, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Ernest W Mead in household of George E Mead, "United States Census, 1920"

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Siblings (6)

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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 4

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.


Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning


topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Middle English mede ‘meadow’ (Old English mǣd), or a habitational name from one or more of the many places so named, such as Meads in Harford (Devon).

perhaps from Middle English mede ‘mead, alcoholic drink of fermented honey and water’, possibly denoting one who was fond of the drink or who made or sold mead. Compare Meader .

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

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