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0288. Ezra Murray Meader (1842 - 1873)
Born: 1842
Died: 1873

0288. Ezra Murray Meader (1842 - 1873)
Ezra Murray Meader, son of Oliver Meader (1815-1892) [0159] and Elizabeth M. Meader (1815-1847), was born in 1842, possibly in Berwick, ME, and died April 22, 1873. June 29, 1871 he married Mary E. Cox, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Cox of New Garden, NC. After Ezra's death his widow married James E. Cartland, son of Elijah Pope and Sarah Brackett Partridge Cartland.
He went to North Carolina in 1866 as a teacher, and he taught most of the time until his death, first at the Deep River, Lenoir, NC Monthly Meeting, then at New Garden at various times. He also taught at Company Shops [not in atlas] and Moses Brown School in Providence. He was at New Garden for 2 1/2 years before his death.
The only child of tender parents, and of a father who was a member of the Society of Friends, from a sense of religious duty he left home and friends in Rochester, NH and went forth a young man to a strange land, not knowing what might befall him. He was well qualified to identify himself with a people suffering from the devastations of the Civil War. In all the schools where he taught, the seed sown by him brought forth good fruit. During the last winter of his life he grew more devoted, making the interest of the school a subject of prayer. In his last illness, he requested a telegram be sent his father, who reached his bedside a day before his death.
The child of Ezra Meader and Mary Cox was:
1188 i. Elizabeth White Meader, born March 1, 1873.