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  • Born 23 February 1879 - Polk City, Polk County, Iowa
  • Deceased 20 December 1954 - Longmont, Boulder, Colorado,aged 75 years old
  • Buried 24 December 1954 - Longmont, Boulder, Colorado

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On the side of Mary Mariah HARVEY 1851-1929

 Notes

Individual Note

May have been born in Madrid, Boone County, Iowa.

Per his obit, he died suddenly of a heart attack. A second article said that he had spent the day (Monday) visiting relatives in Denver. En route home he and his wife stopped at South Ideal Market. They "had just left the store when the fatal attack occurred. He died before assistance could reach him." He was a retired farmer who had lived in Longmont since 1920. Another article said that he has been in failing health for the four years preceding his death. Charles and Donna Kevan say that he had not been visiting relatives in Denver, that Grandma Gene and Grandpa Al had come to Longmont.

He was a native of Polk City, Iowa. He farmed in Elbert County, Colorado from 1894 to 1909 and later farmed near Erie for several years.

"The family moved to Longmont in 1920. Since that time he had worked for both county and state highway departments for a number of years. Later he was custodian at the high school, and worked 18 years in all at Great Western Sugar Factory." It was reported that he belonged to the LDS Church, but Charles LeRoy Kevan says that he was adamant about NOT joining the church.

Per Charles L. Kevan, he was a farmer, carpenter, power house operator at the East Portal of the Moffat Tunnel.
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1920 census for Valmont Precinct (on Eight Mile Road), Boulder County, Colorado, line 79, lists him at age 39 which would have made him born about 1881 (enumeration as of January). Occupation - farmer.

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Ancestry.com Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908: Meader, David A., Township/Direction: 9/South, Range/Direction: 62/West, Book: Register of Homestead Entries, 5. vols., Bureau of Land Management: 6, Application #: 20399.00.

 Sources

  • Birth:
    - Gravestone - Gravestone - Gravestone
    . - 0 - Footnote - Gravestone - ShortFootnote - Gravestone - Bibliography - Gravestone
    .3 _TMPLT - Page Mtn View Cemetery, Longmont, CO for David A. Meader, 1879 - 1954. Personal visit and photo taken June 2002.
    - Family Bible - Family Bible - Family Bible
    . - 0 - Footnote - Family Bible - ShortFootnote - Family Bible - Bibliography - Family Bible
    .3 _TMPLT - Page Grandma Hanna's (presumably this means Mary Mariah Harvey Meader Hanna) family Bible. Who currently has the Bible is unknown. Someone copied the information from it many years ago but verifies that it is "in her hand writeing [sic] just as she had entered it." No birth place given, just date of 23 Feb 1879.
  • Death:
    - Gravestone - Gravestone - Gravestone
    . - 0 - Footnote - Gravestone - ShortFootnote - Gravestone - Bibliography - Gravestone
    .3 _TMPLT - Page see citation for birth
    - Family Bible - Family Bible - Family Bible
    . - 0 - Footnote - Family Bible - ShortFootnote - Family Bible - Bibliography - Family Bible
    .3 _TMPLT - Page Grandma Hanna's (presumably this means Mary Mariah Harvey Meader Hanna) family Bible. Who currently has the Bible is unknown. Someone copied the information from it many years ago but verifies that it is "in her hand writeing [sic] just as she had entered it." Interestingly, the entry for his death lists him as Arthur David and a date of 22 Dec 1954 which disagrees with the death certificate.
    - Death Certificate - Death Certificate - Death Certificate
    . - 0 - Footnote - Death Certificate - ShortFootnote - Death Certificate - Bibliography - Death Certificate
    . - State File #12120, Registrar's #144 - 18.3 _TMPLT - Page - State File #12120, Registrar's #144 - 18. State of Colorado death certificate - date of death 20 Dec 1954, buried 24 Dec 1954 in Mtn. View Cemetery in Longmont, CO.
  • Burial:
    - Gravestone - Gravestone - Gravestone
    . - 0 - Footnote - Gravestone - ShortFootnote - Gravestone - Bibliography - Gravestone
    .3 _TMPLT - Page see birth citation
    - Funeral card or announcement - Funeral card or announcement - Funeral card or announcement
    . - 0 - Footnote - Funeral card or announcement - ShortFootnote - Funeral card or announcement - Bibliography - Funeral card or announcement
    .3 _TMPLT - Page copy in my possession - dkf

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Valentine MEADER 1810-1893 Sarah MC CONAUGHY †1886 Steven HARVEY 1823-1900 Martha Jane BOWERS 1823-1899
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Alexander MEADER 1850-1884 Mary Mariah HARVEY 1851-1929
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David Arthur MEADER 1879-1954