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0224. John Joseph Meader (1834 - 1897) Gender: M
Born: 1834
Died: 1897

0224. John Joseph Meader (1834 - 1897)
John Joseph Meader, son of John Meader (1797-1860) [0115] and Elizabeth Hoag Taber (1793-1881), was born in North Berwick, Maine June 3, 1834 and died September 25, 1897 in Providence, RI. October 18, 1865 he married Jane Ann Longstreet, daughter of Richard Longstreet and Jane Ann Roberts Nesbitt and descendant of General James Armstrong of the British Army. She was born September 30, 1842 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
A Providence newspaper carried the following obituary:
“Mr. John J. Meader died at his residence, 129 Wood St., September 25, 1897 at 3:15 a.m. He only retired from active life when stricken with a stroke of paralysis. He was born at North Berwick, Maine, the son of John and Elizabeth Meader, distinguished Quaker preachers. He obtained his education in this city, concluding his course of study at the Friends' School. He was associated with his father in a grocery store on North Main Street, and he remained in the business for several years after his father had disposed of it to F. H. Perry. Later he was bookkeeper in the printing house of Millard & Barker, and he left them to enter the employ of the Union Railroad Company, When he left the employ of the Company, he had been with it more than 22 years.
“When a young man his tastes took a literary bent, and his contributions in prose and verse appeared in the public press in all parts of the world. At the time of his death he had compiled a large work containing the genealogy of the Meader family. His collection of Rhode Island and general historical works was a creditable one. Mr. Meader never lost his interest in his books, and during the last nine years of his life, when he was quite unable to leave his house, he spent his time entirely among them.”
The children of John Meader and Jane Longstreet were:

i. An unnamed daughter, born and died August 31, 1866.
1725 ii. John Richard Meader, was born in Providence December 12, 1870.
1726 iii. Huldah Elizabeth Meader, born in Providence March 30, 1873. She married C. P. Brown of Providence.