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1080. Ira Carpenter Meader (1883 - 1963)
Born: 1883
Died: 1963

1080. Ira Carpenter Meader (1883 - 1963)
Ira Carpenter Meader, son of Oscar Meader (1843-e.1888) [1045] and Eva May Morgan (  -  ), was born June 9, 1883 at Coleman, MI and died December 22, 1963 following a tractor-car accident, at his home in Birch Run, MI. March 12, 1908 he married Olive Wendell James, born March 12, 1889 at Carrolton, MI daughter of Edward James and Martha Wendell and died May 31, 1960 at Birch Run of congestive heart failure. They are buried in the Meader plot of Riverside Cemetery, Vassar, MI.
Following the death of his father when Ira was five, he was raised by the Will Hall family at Vassar. He was a lifelong farmer but worked at the Buick Motors plant in Flint for a short time [assumedly during World War 11]. He was an epileptic. He retired in 1959. His wife worked as a waitress at Zender's Hotel, Frankenmuth but was a housewife at the time of her death.
The children of Ira Meader and Olive James were:

1115 i. Lula Mae Meader, born April 5, 1909 (1908?).
1116 ii. Geraldine Meader, born in May, 1911.
1117 iii. Viola Hazel Meader, born February 17, 1913 and died March 19, 1972.
1118 iv. Harold. Edward Meader, born January 13, 1914.
1119 v. Leota Meader, born about 1917 and died September 5, 1953.
vi. Norma L. Meader, born February 27, 1921, probably at Vassar, and died September 8, 1923 at Vassar from poisoning caused by eating green wheat at threshing.
1120 vii. Austin Oscar Meader, born September 23, 1923.
1121 viii. Bernard Jared Meader, born May 17, 1926.
1122 ix. Darlene Meader, born about 1930.
- Jane Meader Nye, Ballston Lake, NY