Alfred Mead 1866 - 1937

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Front row[ my 2009 assumption!]: left to right seated: - Alfred. William, Walter, Benjamin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back row, left to right: - prob. Thomas & maybe George Goodey who had married Susannah in 1888. .Photo, from Keri Jones, probably taken at the funeral of their mother, Elizabeth Mead/Savill in 1893

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From the left: Alfred, Walter & Benjamin. As early as 1887?.

Alfred Mead 1866-1937 . Born. ‘Dec’ 1866 at the Wheatsheaf  to parents Thomas Mead & Elizabeth Savill . Baptised in G.D. Church , 26 Oct., father a Publican. [ERO]. Family tree on father's page.

1871C. Aged 4 and already at school

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1881C, aged 14, still at school.

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1887. He was the informant on his father's November d.c: his address is given as 19 North Street.[ Rachel Meade has d.c.].

1891C, aged 24, brewer, single, living with his brother Walter Mead at the Wheat Sheaf. He is seen above with brothers Walter & Benjamin, probably 1893.

1900. Alfred Mead joined the Essex Regiment on 13/1/1900, on a short service, 1 year, contract, and went out to South Africa - Boer War. His occupation was brewer, and next of kin was brother, Walter Mead, The Wheatsheaf, Dunmow. When he came back he left, at his own request, on 16/61901, receiving a gratuity of £6.7s.

1901C. Not in it due to being in South Africa.

1902 'Mar', probably marries Mary Ann Campen Chelmsford.. Not in Chelmsford Church-SEAX- but could be in a surrounding parish

1905. C/E 1/2/17 Electoral Roll has Alfred Mead in North Street, G.D.

1911C. Living, aged 44 , brewers lab., b.Dunmow, with wife Mary Ann, 39, married 10 years, no children, b.Plessey , in North Street [7 doors away from the Wheatsheaf], Dunmow, in 4 rooms.

1918. Alfred & Mary Ann Mead are in the 1918 Electoral Roll, living in North Street

Stayed living at 19 North Street for the rest of his life.

2 postcards were found in Benjamin's possessions in 1997, sent from Alfred/Shadow, at 19 North Street, to Benjamin , the righthand one in 1928, the lefthand one in 1931.Keri thought he was known in the family as Shadow: this was also the nickname of one of his 4 eldest brothers [Abner?]. The righthand card confirmed he was married as it says 'love from us both' . Dunmow Electoral Rolls, 1901-1937 could be helpful in determining when he started living at 19 North St. .

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1937 Dies 21/1/1937, buried 25/1/1937, address 19 North Street, aged 70 . His wife Mary Ann Mead dies, aged 74, Mar 1941 Dunmow. Have not found her burial - seemingly not in G.D. church .

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