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0530. Leon B. Meader (1908 - )
Born: 1908

0530. Leon B. Meader (1908 - )
Leon B. Meader, son of Albert Eli Meader (1875-1974) [0424] and Eunietta Scruton (1879-1917), was born in Rochester, NH November 27, 1908. June 25, 1936 in Vassar, MI he married Mary Almetta Jacobus, born August 26, 1911 in Detroit the daughter of James W. Jacobus and Hester Z. McCullough. They lived in Acton, MA.
He was graduated from Wheaton College, IL with his A.B. in 1935, and from the university of Maine with his M.Ed. in 1954. He taught high school 20 years in Maine: 19 years at Higgins Classical Institute, where he was Headmaster from 1954 to 1958, and Principal of Monson Academy, 1953-4. He taught mathematics at the Waltham, MA Senior High School, 1958-76. He was Pastor of the Brooklin, ME Baptist Church, 1935~8 and of the Charleston, ME Baptist Church, 1938-53.
The home farm in the Meaderboro section of Rochester, in the family since 1770, was owned by Leon's father Albert and his uncle Dana [0425]. After Dana's death his half ownership went to his seven children. Six each signed his share to Marion Edna Meader, the only one of the children then living on the farm. Albert lived in the other side of the duplex house. When Marion Meader was terminally ill, she sold her share to her uncle Albert. On his death, the property went to his five children. In December, 1975 the other four children sold their shares to Leon. During the Bicentennial this was designated the Meader Heritage Farm, having been in the same family for more than two hundred years.
The children of Leon Meader and Mary Jacobus were:

0636 i. Leon B. Meader, born March 6, 1941.
0637 ii. David James Meader, born April 17, 1943.
2148 iii. Neil A. Meader, born August 9, 1952.