William F Mead

Wisconsin, United States

The Life of William F

When William F Mead was born in 1861, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Andrew Philip Mead, was 45 and his mother, Harriet A Hendee, was 38. He married Elva Jane Oakes about 1881. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Foley, Benton, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Borgholm Township, Mille Lacs, Minnesota, United States in 1930.

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Family Time Line

William F Mead
Elva Jane Oakes
Marriage: about 1881
George Ellsworth Mead
Florence May Mead

Spouse and Children

about 1881


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Philip Mead





    Isaac Mead


    Andrew Mead


    Charles Ernest Mead


    James B. Mead



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · The Dakota Conflict/War

Age 1

The Dakota War was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of Dakota Native Americans. It began along the Minnesota River four years after Minnesota was admitted as a state. The Dakota made attacks on hundreds of settlers, which resulted in their deaths. A military tribunal sentenced 303 Dakota men to death for their crimes but 264 of them were exonerated. The remaining 38 were apart of a mass hanging on December 26 that same year. It was the largest mass execution in United States history.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 32

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.

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)

  • William Mead in household of John A Lindsten, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William F Mead, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Mead in household of George Mead, "United States Census, 1910"

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