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0654. Jane Doris Meader (1930 - ) Gender: F
Born: 1930

0654. Jane Doris Meader (1930 - )
Jane Doris Meader, daughter of Jerome C. Meader (1902-1970) [0562] and Doris Conner (b.1906), was born in Schenectady, NY January 3, 1930. June 30, 1952 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi she married Dow Nye, born September 2, 1925 in Nelsonville, OH the son of Melissa Idean Ray and George Alfred Nye.
“After three years at Keuka College with a major in English and a minor in psychology, I transferred to the University of Oklahoma Art School for one year. I met my husband while working for General Electric in Cleveland, OH, and following our marriage we lived for a short time in New Orleans. My husband had been a merchant seaman for 8 years, but not liking the separation we returned to my home area in New York State where he attended Union College and started work at the General Electric Company in Schenectady. When my children were of nursery age I became involved with a cooperative nursery school and soon found myself chairman, a position I held for four years, accomplishing incorporation of the school and purchase of a rural schoolhouse. At this point, as classes were to begin for the school year, our teacher could not fulfill her contract, and I agreed to teach until a teacher could be hired. I taught for 6 years, became active in the NY State Association for the Education of Young Children, supervised student teachers and was editor of the New York Early Education Reporter. Later I was employed as a bookkeeper for a local heating oil company.”
She was the secretary, treasurer and prime moving force behind the Meader Family Association.
The children of Jane Meader and Dow Nye were:

i.-ii. Twin girls, 1953. They lived a few hours.
iii. Sara Melissa Nye, born May 7, 1955. May 10, 1975 she married Leonard James Atchinson, Jr. They were legally separated in 1977.
iv. Leah Ellen Nye, born May 18, 1957. She married Richard Nolen of York, ME September 25, 1981 in Monterey, CA, where both were studying Russian at the Army Language School.
v. Greta Idean Nye, born May 9, 1961.
- Jane Meader Nye, Ballston Lake, NY