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Alfred H. Mead

and

Margaret Hammond

by:

Peggy Gardine

Port Byron Globe, 2 November 1900

Margaret Hammond was born 26 May 1819 at Roxbury, Delaware County, New York and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hansie M. Pratt at Yates Center, Kansas on 27 Oct 1900, aged 81 years, 5 months, 1 day. She spent her childhood in the vicinity of her birth. On 21 Nov 1837, she married Alfred H. Mead; they were married for 25 years. He was a Civil War veteran, serving with the 4th Illinois Cavalry and died 20 June 1862 at the U. S. Military Hospital in St. Louis, after being wounded at the battle of Shiloh. Nine years after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Mead had moved to Belvidere, Illinois where they remained for four years and in the spring of 1850 they came to Rock Island County where she has lived since. They had four children, one daughter died a few months after the father died. The remaining three children are Edward G. Mead of Gentryville, Missouri; Mrs. Hansie Pratt of Yates Center, Kansas; and Arthur L. Mead. She joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at the age of 22 years, but after coming to Rock Island County, she joined the United Brethren Church at Canoe Creek. The funeral was Monday at Zuma M. E. Church with Burial in the Zuma Cemetery beside her husband.

Peggy's father Earl Lawrence, a GG Grandson of Alfred Mead served 26 years in the US Army and retired. He is proud of his service record and that of his GG Grandfather Alfred Mead.

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