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0386. Calista Caroline Meader (1838 - 1898)
Born: 1838
Died: 1898

0386. Calista Caroline Meader (1838 - 1898)
Calista Caroline Meader, daughter of Franklin Meader (1815-1891) [0249] and Sarah Frost (1805-1833), was born January 8, 1838 in Atkinson, ME and died suddenly in her 61st year on February 26, 1898. She married Captain Joseph Grow Stover on May 19, 1874 as his second wife. He was born April 2, 1817 and died April 21, 1892. She accompanied him on his voyages around the world. She was the Preceptress of the Eastern Maine Conference Seminary in, Bucksport, ME. She prepared herself to be a missionary, but she could not gain the consent of her parents. She survived a stroke of paralysis but two days.
Captain Stover died at Seattle, Washington. He sailed from New York in the ship "Daniel Barnes" in July, 1892 for San Francisco and then to Port Blakely, WA. Before arriving at the latter place he was taken ill on the ship, and on his arrival he was taken to the hospital. He arranged to meet his ship later in Philadelphia, but he grew worse and on Thursday noon he expired. His remains were sent home and interred at Bucksport. He had commanded a ship for fifty years and was known in every foreign port. He left four children, two by his first wife, Maria B. Noyes of Bucksport.
The children of Calista Meader and Joseph Stover were:

i. Maria Calista Stover, born October 18, 1875. She traveled with her parents on their voyages and was educated by her mother. She was sent to the Bucksport Seminary and was graduated from the Latin, Scientific and Music Department on June 5, 1895. She was immediately engaged as a teacher in the State Industrial School for Girls. She lived in Bangor, ME.
ii. Edward Sewall Stover, born October 16, 1880.