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0474. Ernest Arthur Meader (1900 - )
Born: 1900

0474. Ernest Arthur Meader (1900 - )
Ernest Arthur Meader, son of Wilbur P. Meader (1874-1947) [0363] and Mary Driscoll (1873-1908), was born September 29, 1900 in Newton, MA. March 4, 1921 in Laconia, NH he married Charlotte May Archibald, born January 20, 1901 and died March 31, 1988 at Fryeburg, ME, the daughter of Charles Everett Archibald and Bertha Jane Dooley. The couple lived in Madison, NH.
He like the other children was boarded from home to home until he found a permanent home in Freedom, NH, where he stayed until he was able to work and care for himself. He moved to Madison Village in 1920, where he was living in 1978. There he set up a business as a building contractor. Later he served as postmaster for fifteen years. He was always active in town affairs. He was Road Commissioner (1932, 1933, 1953), Selectman (1935 through 1944), Tax Collector (1947-53), Budget Committee Member (1935-53), Town Auditor (1966-8, 1973-7), Curator of Madison Historical Society for 19 years, Master of Madison Cascade Grange for 6 years, Master of White Mountain Grange for three years, and Delegate to State Grange Convention for 5 years.
The children of Ernest Meader and Charlotte Archibald were:

2077 i. Henry Meader (adopted), born March 13, 1919.
2078 ii. Laurence C. Meader, born February 2, 1922.
0583 iii. Edwin C. Meader, born November 14, 1924.
0584 iv. Wilbur C. Meader, born June 20, 1935.