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0593. Henry Carleton Meader (1889 - ) Gender: M
Born: 1889

0593. Henry Carleton Meader (1889 - )
Henry Carleton Meader, son of Percy Ellis Meader (1853-1905) [0486] and Jennie Sturm (1860-1952), was born in Eugene, IN March 7, 1889. He was graduated from the Law School of the University of Alabama and admitted to the Alabama Bar in August, 1916. He enlisted in the Army in May, 1917 and attended the first Officers' Training Camp at Fort McPherson, Georgia. As Adjutant of the 307th Field Signal Battalion, he
"landed at Le Havre June 4, 1918. After seven days in a rest camp there, was about to be sent to the Western Front to be brigaded with the British, when General Pershing was successful in his effort to establish an American Army, and the train took the outfit to the Eastern Front. Saw active service during the St. Mihiel Drive. Upon the success of that action, in late September, 1918, the outfit was transferred to the Argonne Forest and spent the month of October in the Battle of the Meuse-Argonne. While the line of march of the outfit was halted in front of the birthplace of Joan of Arc at Don Remy, on the morning of November 11 at 11 a.m., for the usual five-minute rest period, trucks came down the highway with copies of the Paris edition of the New York Herald with great headlines declaring ‘C'est L'Armistice.'"
Discharged with the rank of first lieutenant, he commenced the practice of law in Montgomery. In 1920, while Registrar of Voters for Montgomery County.
"(the only political office ever held), [he] had the privilege of registering his mother as the first woman voter in the County."
In August, 1926 he accepted the position of Trust Officer of The First National Bank of Montgomery, resigning that position in October, 1935 to return to his first love, the practice of law.
He married:

1) Virginia Chandler Hamburger of Montgomery February 23, 1921 in Montgomery. She was born July 11, 1889 the daughter of Louis Hamburger and May Iverson. There were no children.

2) Rosalie Patrick Adams, widow of Richard J. Adams, in Montgomery May 6, 1967. She was born in 1909 the daughter of Bonner Patrick, and died May 16, 1967 [ed: ten days after her marriage?]. She brought to her marriage a married son with two children and a married daughter with four children.