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Lavinia Mercy Mead
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1859
New Lisbon
Juneau County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1941
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Lavinia was the daughter of Jabez Mead and Minerva Shirley Taylor Mead. Her full brothers and sisters, were Judge Cecil Albert Mead, Volney Coe Mead and Hester Vance Mead Harkins.

This was a second marriage for both Jabez and Shirley and they each brought children to the blended family.

Jabez married Hannah Orr about 1830 in Ohio and they had the following children : Smith, Cephas, Henry B, William C and George G , Elizabeth Eugenia Mead Macomber and Jane P Mead Hartson. Hannah died around 1849.

Shirley had been married 1st to Jacob Kniss and they had the following children: Marimee Kniss Hurlbert MD, George Wilber and Pierce Jacob, Andrew and John, Emma Marie and Ella Josephine Kniss.

So Lavinia was one of the youngest of a very large family of children.
She never married.

Lavinia was a Missionary and her travels took her around the world. She was in India for a year ,1887, and also spent many years in Japan.

Her 1923 passport application lists her as being a Missionary, first to Inda 1887-1888 then to Japan 1890-1923.
Family links: 
  Jabez C Mead (1802 - 1887)
  Minerva Taylor Mead (1816 - 1903)
  Smith Mead (____ - 1874)**
  Cephas Mead (1832 - 1916)**
  Henry B Mead (1834 - 1895)**
  Elizabeth Eugenia Mead Macomber (1836 - 1917)**
  William C Mead (1837 - 1929)**
  Pierce J Kniss (1838 - 1896)**
  George G Mead (1842 - ____)**
  Cecil Albert Mead (1855 - 1936)*
  Volney Coe Mead (1857 - 1917)*
  Lavinia Mercy Mead (1859 - 1941)
  Hester Vance Mead Harkness (1862 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Lakewood Cemetery
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Sect 20 Lot 299 grave 1
Maintained by: Kari Olson
Originally Created by: MaryT
Record added: Mar 14, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 126357664
Lavinia Mercy Mead
Added by: MaryT
Lavinia Mercy Mead
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You traveled to far corners of the earth , doing good for others. Bless you Great Aunt Lavinia... from Brian Olson
- Kari Olson
 Added: Aug. 18, 2014

- MaryT
 Added: Apr. 24, 2014

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