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|Lewis Emory Mead
July 8, 1861–October 5, 1935
|Onslow—Lewis Emory Mead was born July 8, 1861 in Carroll County, Illinois, and died October 5, 1935 at the age of 74 years, 2 months, 25 days. At an early age he moved to California with his mother, having lost his father in the Civil War. In 1888, he was married to Jennie Hanna of Onslow, Iowa. To this union were born two children: Mayme, who died in infancy, and Charles.
Mr. Mead had lived the past 47 years in Jones County. Mrs. Mead died March 22, 1922. Since then his son and wife have lived with him. With his passing a kind, generous father, will be missed and a man who never refused to aid a neighbor.
He leaves to mourn his departure is son, Charles, and wife, a grandson, Clarence, three brothers, James B. Mead, Center Jct., Iowa; Walter Westbrook, Torrington, Wyoming; Roy Westbrook, Broken Bow, Nebr. Two sisters, Mrs. Della Kitridge, Torrington, Wyoming; Mrs. Alt Steinbeck, Summerland, B. C., and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held in the home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. F. L. Provan, pastor of the Onslow Presbyterian church, officiating. Several hymns were sung by Mary Leach. Burial was made in the family lot in the Bethel (now known as Clay) cemetery. Six nephews, sons of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Mead, were pallbearers.
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