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0286. John Eastman Meader (1850 - 1909) Gender: M
Born: 1850
Died: 1909

0286. John Eastman Meader (1850 - 1909)
John Eastman Meader, son of Levi Meader (1813-1885) [0156] and Amanda Eastman (1817-1888), was born August 29, 1850 in Rochester, NH and died August 5, 1909. He attended public schools and Moses Brown School in Providence. He started in the woolen mills at Gonic, rose through the ranks and was eventually superintendent of the Gonic Mills. He was a member of the Society of Friends and was elected to the State legislature in 1888 and 1897. He married Clara E. Varney, born in Rochester August 30, 1855 the daughter of John W. Varney and Harriet H. Foss, on June 16, 1876. She died June 23, 1933.
The children of John Meader and Clara Varney were:

0419 i. John Levi Meader, born September 17, 1878 and died April 10, 1947.
0420 ii. Harry Hanson Meader, born May 1, 1883 and died December 12, 1957.
iii. Walter Meader, born January 9, 1889 and died February 15, 1900.
iv. Julia V. Meader, born in July, 1890 and died April 1, 1892.

Family of John Eastman Meader, L to R: wife Clara Varney, holding Julia, Harry, John Levi, John Eastman holding Walter