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Birth: Jun. 16, 1841
Allegany County
New York, USA
Death: May 19, 1927
Allegany County
New York, USA

Civil War Soldier
Pvt. William Amos Mead
136th New York Infantry

Adjutant General:
Mead, William A.--Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 21, 1862, at Bolivar, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, September 26, 1862; discharged for disability, May 27, 1865, at hospital, Alexandria, Va.
Suffered from chronic diarrhea.
Occupation: Farmer
Married: Louise L. Pratt
Bolivar Free Library
Bolivar, New York
Bolivar Breeze
May 26, 1927


William A. Mead, Life-long Resident of Bolivar, Died on May 19, Aged 86.

William A. Mead, a veteran of the civil war and a life-long and highly respected resident of Bolivar, died at his home on South Main street Thursday afternoon, May 19, 12:30 o'clock. He had been in poor health for the past several years, the infirmities of age causing his death. He was aged 86 years.
Mr. Mead was born in Bolivar on June 16, 1841 where he obtained his early education, and for many years was engaged in farming and in the oil business. During the civil war he enlisted in Co. A, 136th New York Infantry, being honorably discharged from the service on May 25, 1865. He was a former member of the local H.C. Gardner Post G.A.R., as well as a pensioner.
On December 16, 1866, Mr. Mead, who was a son of Hiram and Hannah Mead, was united in marriage to Louise Pratt, daughter of Smith and Polly Pratt. The ceremony was performed by Justice E.R. Kilbury. To this union was born two sons, E.H. Mead, deceased, and C.W. Mead of Bolivar. Besides his widow and this son he also is survived by two grandchildren, Mrs. George D. Green and Charles Mead, Jr., three great grandchildren, Acena, Louise and Dorothy Green, all of Bolivar; one sister, Mrs. Sophia Garthwait of Port Allegany and two brothers, Frank Mead of the same borough, and Arthur Mead of Fort Smith, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held from the house Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. O.C. Baker officiating, with a solo, "Beautiful Land," by Miles Wagnor of Bradford, Pa., accompanied by Mrs. Wagnor at the piano. The pallbearers were members of the local American Legion Post. The interment was made in Maplelawn cemetery.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Frank Mead, Guy Mead and family, Margaret Mead, Mrs. Sophia Garthwait, Miss Cora Walace, John Holcomb and family and Joseph Baxter, all of Port Allegany, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Ward Crandall and Charles Weltz of Salamanca, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Faulkner and son of Bradford, Pa., John Mead, Mrs. Emily Mead, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore McDonald, Gerald Faulkner of Friendship, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Boyer and Mrs. V.K. Boyer of Perry, N.Y., Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Gleason of Belfast, Emery Pratt, and Mrs. John Coughlin of Olean, Earl Crandall of Little Genesee, Mrs. Lilly LeMaster, Mrs. Orin Ingalls and daughter and Ward Withey of Allentown, Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Barnes and Mrs. Will Ingley of Shinglehouse.
Obituary courtesy of Rose Feenaughty.
Son of Hiram Mead and Hannah Mulkin

Family links: 
  Hiram Mead (1813 - 1888)
  Hannah Mulkin Mead (1821 - 1922)
  Louise Pratt Mead (1841 - 1929)
  William A Mead (1841 - 1927)
  Alonzo H. Mead (1846 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Maple Lawn Cemetery
Allegany County
New York, USA
Created by: L. Moore
Record added: Feb 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84351918
Pvt William A Mead
Added by: CryptoGrammy
Pvt William A Mead
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Pvt William A Mead
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- L. Moore
 Added: May. 10, 2013
As the Historian for the 136th. New York Vols. Descendants Group, I would like to honor a fallen soldier. John Du Bois
- John Du Bois
 Added: Feb. 2, 2012

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