Dr. Edward Colton or Eward Meek Jr.

20 June 1919–17 June 2006 (Age 86)
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

The Life of Edward Colton or Eward

When Dr. Edward Colton or Eward Meek Jr. was born on 20 June 1919, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, his father, Edward Colton Meek, was 27 and his mother, Rosine Sieler, was 29. He married Elizabeth Jean Ward in 1949. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Wilsonville, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 2004. He died on 17 June 2006, at the age of 86, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Dr. Edward Colton or Eward Meek Jr.
Elizabeth Jean Ward
Marriage: 1949
Thomas Ward Meek

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    Thomas Ward Meek


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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 23

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname for a self-effacing person or a gentle and compassionate one, from Middle English meke ‘humble’, ‘submissive’, ‘merciful’ (Old Norse mjúkr).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward Colton Meek in household of E Colton Meek, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Colton Meek Jr. in household of Colton E Meek, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward C Meek in household of Edward C Meek, "United States Census, 1920"

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