Alice <I>Delong</I> Mead

Alice Delong Mead

Oswego County, New York, USA
Death 7 May 1967 (aged 101)
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Burial Lacona, Oswego County, New York, USA
Plot Sec 6
Memorial ID 49569251 · View Source
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Mrs. Alice Mead Dies in Her Sleep at 101
~By Alta Nemier

SOUTH BOYLSTON - Our community was saddened by the passing away of Grandma Mead Sunday A.M. May 7, 1967. She slipped away in her sleep to a rest in her heavenly home, a place she had more than earned, over the many years of service for Him.

After a busy day this correspondent always got a lift by going to call on her. Often she would be in bed with Sunday
School papers to be read. To me, such a little lady in a big
bed, but the smile and light that shone from her face could not be measured.

Often I'd take a cup of first berries and a bunch of daisies or violets or whatever was in season. She could shake the flowers around and turn them into a nice bouquet. When it was pansies, she would arrange them flat so she could look on each face.

To me, it is not "Goodbye", but "Good night," as in the
morning she will be there just inside the "Pearly Gates," waiting for all her big family olf' relatives and friends, with the snow white, fluffy hair, sparkle in her eye, inviting smile, and a handclasp that will be such a reward for trying to follow in her example.

She often told me in the fall when getting ready to go to
her daughters— Mrs. and Mrs. Ray Given's home in Syracuse,
"Its for winter, but God willing, I'll be back home in time
to see the flowers and things next spring." It was not His plan for her to come back to her country home this year, but to move up there to her heavenly home.

This old world is a little better place for the 101 years she helped to make it so. Mrs. Alice Mead was born April 14, 1866 in the town of Boylston, a daughter of Philando and Mary Sweet DeLong.

Her father was one of the early settlers there and cleared and worked what in later years was the Harvey Nemier farm. She attended school in Boylston and was married Dec. 16, 1885 to Edward D. Mead. Their farm home was in Boylston, where their son, Walter Mead, now lives. Mr. Mead died in 1935.

Member of Vorea Church

Mrs. Mead was a member of the Vorea Church of Christ, her husband having been one of its founders.

Mrs. Mead is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Ray (Gertrude) Given, with whom she spent her winters in Syracuse; and two sons, Foster Mead of Mannsville and E. Walter Mead of Boylston. Two other daughters, Mrs. Seymour (Mary) Davis and Mrs. Everard (Natina) Baker and one son, D. P. Mead; have died.

She leaves 17 great-great-grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 11 grandchildren; Mrs. Merle Ridgeway, Lacona; Mrs. James (Evelyn) Ridgeway, Lacona; Mrs. Clayton (Erma) Yerdon, Redfiejd; Mrs. Hildrich (Minnie) Rosen, Sandy Creek; Mrs. Ray (Alice) Darin, Central Square; Mrs. John (Eleanor) LaCelle of Pleasant Valley; Mrs. Roland (Frieda) Janacek, Sandy Creek; Mrs. Herbert (Virginia) Smith, Richland; Miss Wanda Mead, Richland; Harwood Mead, Rochester, and Henry Davis Of Wichita, Kans.

Mrs. Mead had enjoyed good health in spite of her advanced years. She was the guest of honor at an Open House on her 100th birthday last year, about 150 friends and relatives gathering at Orwell Town Hall to greet her.

Funeral on Wednesday

Her funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Foster Funeral home in Pulaski. Pastor Elwin Fitch of Vorea Church of Christ and the Rev. Selden Ward, now pastor of Clayton Baptist church, officiated. Burial was in Wesleyan Cemetery, Lacona.

Source: Sandy Creek News, May 11, 1967

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