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0597. Raymon Francis Meader (1897 - 1987)
Born: 1897
Died: 1987

0597. Raymon Francis Meader (1897 - 1987)
Raymon Francis Meader, son of Artie Meyer Meader (1867-1953) [0491] and Nancy Hastie (1864-1906), was born in Whitinsville, MA December 7, 1897 and died at Brewster, MA on April 26, 1987. He graduated from Northbridge High School, Worcester Academy, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1920 with a BS(ME) degree.
"During 1918 I served a short time in the Armed Forces, and when discharged I held a commission as 2nd lieutenant in the Field Artillery. Upon my graduation from Worcester Tech I entered the employ of the Whitin Machine Works in the Foundry Department, and continued there to 1953, serving as Assistant Foundry Superintendent from 1926-37 and then as Foundry Superintendent. I am a member of the American Foundrymen's Society and of the New England Foundrymen's Association, serving as President of the latter in 1942-3."
January 2, 1963 he retired. He served a year on the Road Commission, three years as Town Moderator and nine years on the Northbridge School Committee, the last three as Chairman. Since his retirement he has been a faculty member of the Training and Research Institute of the American Foundrymen's Society and lectured extensively in the United States and Canada on the Gating and Risering of Gray Iron Castings. In 1969 he received the Institute Trustees' Award for exceptional contributions on that subject. He was a 50-year Mason, a life member and past master, Granite Lodge, A.F. & A.M., an honorary life member and past president of the New England Chapter of the American Foundrymen's Society, and a member of the Village Congregational Church in Whitinsville.
He married:

1) Dorothy Gertrude McGown. October 15, 1921 at Worcester. She was born January 2, 1895 in Graniteville, the daughter of Andrew B. McGown and Mary Morgan. She attended Wheaton College. Before her marriage she worked for the Worcester Evening Gazette and later was secretary to her father, who for many years was General Agent for the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company. She died October 9, 1962.

The children of Raymon Meader and Dorothy McGown were:

0679 i. Raymon Francis Meader, Jr., born August 7, 1922.
0680 ii. Robert Andrew Meader, born December 27, 1923.
0681 iii. Philip Warren Meader, born July 10, 1925.
0682 iv. Barbara Dorothy Meader, born May4, 1933.
2) Edith (Longworth) Burson December 23, 1966 in Chatham, MA. There were no children of this marriage.