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 Claiborne Mead

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Claiborne Mead

  • Birth 8 May 1916 Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA
  • Death 2 Oct 1964 Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Amarillo, Randall County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section T Lot 439 Space 3
  • Memorial ID 19920887

Claiborne Mead was born to Fannie Margaret Cheser and Louie Bowen Mead, at 10 AM, on May 8th of 1916, in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. This information comes from his birth certificate.

His Social Security number was 452-07-2074.

He is listed on the 1930 Amarillo, Potter County, Texas Census at the age of 14. He is listed in the household with his parents, Fannie Cheser and Louie Mead, as well as his brother, Cheser, and his sister, Ethel. Other persons listed in the household are a Richard C. Thrasher, Ethel M. Thrasher, Edna G. Thrasher and Richard C. Thrasher Jr.. I have no knowledge of the Thrasher family or their connection to the Mead family. It is possible that the two families were boarding together.

His death certificate mentions his passing at St. Anthony's Hospital on October 2nd of 1964 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. It lists his occupation as 'bricklayer' and gives his address as 608 North Grant. His cause of death was an acute myocardial intarction along with "far advanced pulmonary emphysema" as a contributing factor.

(Published in Amarillo Globe-Times, October 2, 1964)

Claiborne Mead, 48, of 608 N. Grant, died at 3:40 a.m. Friday in St. Anthony's Hospital. Mr. Mead was a bricklayer and was born in Amarillo in 1916.

Surviving are his wife, Lorene; five daughters, Sandra, Linda and Sharon and Vickie Mead of Amarillo and Mrs. Geneva Riggs of Phoenix; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louie Mead of Amarillo; and a brother, Chesser Mead of Amarillo.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Blackburn-Shaw Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Nolan Rucker, a Baptist minister, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Leo McMahan of the Cliffside Baptist Church.

Burial will be in Llano Cemetery under direction of Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors.


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  • Maintained by: Ancestor Hunter
  • Originally Created by: Walter Dunn
  • Added: 16 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19920887
  • Ancestor Hunter
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Claiborne Mead (8 May 1916–2 Oct 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19920887, citing Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Randall County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Ancestor Hunter (contributor 47957262) .