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David MeadsAge: 84 years18521936

Name
David Meads
Given names
David
Surname
Meads
Birth about 1852 49 21
Birth of a brotherNathan Meads
May 22, 1854 (Age 2 years)
Christening of a brotherNathan Meads
September 30, 1854 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a brotherAlfred Meads
about 1856 (Age 4 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingWilliam MeadsCaroline HarmanView this family
March 9, 1857 (Age 5 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherBenjamin Jefferson
June 29, 1857 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherFrancis “Frank” Meads
1861 (Age 9 years)
Death of a brotherAlfred Meads
November 12, 1861 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherBenjamin Jefferson Meads
1862 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherNathaniel Meads
March 2, 1863 (Age 11 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingZachariah “Zac” MeadsMarie Irma “Mary” LazareView this family
June 22, 1865 (Age 13 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingJohn JeffersonElizabeth MeadsView this family
November 23, 1865 (Age 13 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingAndrew “Mac” GreenMartha MeadsView this family
July 12, 1866 (Age 14 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingZachariah “Zac” MeadsElizabeth Mary GrayView this family
about 1867 (Age 15 years)
Marriage of a siblingAdam MeadsHenrietta Mildred PrinceView this family
July 17, 1873 (Age 21 years)
Marriage of a siblingNathan MeadsDeborah GreenView this family
1873 (Age 21 years)
Marriage of a siblingFrancis “Frank” MeadsLouisa GreenView this family
June 11, 1878 (Age 26 years)
Death of a fatherJoseph Meads
January 9, 1880 (Age 28 years)
Cause: Enlargement of the abdominal gland. Gangrene
Citation details: 127
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a motherElizabeth “Betsy” Jefferson
March 1, 1880 (Age 28 years)
Cause: Carcinoma of the pancreas
MarriageBertha DopkaView this family
about 1881 (Age 29 years)

Birth of a son
#1
Sidney Arthur Meads
January 10, 1883 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Amelia “Emily” Meads
August 12, 1886 (Age 34 years)
Marriage of a siblingBenjamin Jefferson MeadsMary VoltzView this family
1887 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Jane Christina Meads
August 1, 1889 (Age 37 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah “Sary” Gordon
September 11, 1889 (Age 37 years)
Death of a half-sisterElizabeth Meads
August 16, 1890 (Age 38 years)
Cause: Cancer of liver
Burial of a half-sisterElizabeth Meads
1890 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Margaret Rachel Meads
1892 (Age 40 years)
Marriage of a siblingNathan MeadsElizabeth TaylorView this family
about 1895 (Age 43 years)
Death of a half-brotherWilliam Meads
July 26, 1897 (Age 45 years)
Cause: Phthisis Pulmonalis; Haemophsis
Burial of a half-brotherWilliam Meads
July 1897 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a siblingNathaniel MeadsLucy Elizabeth “Lues” CleaverView this family
October 1897 (Age 45 years)

Death of a daughterMargaret Rachel Meads
November 23, 1897 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childSidney Arthur MeadsJean Black ShandView this family
February 12, 1908 (Age 56 years)
Death of a half-brotherJoseph Meads
January 15, 1909 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1
Humphrey Shand Meads
February 9, 1909 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Constance Albertina Meads
January 3, 1910 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3
Sidney Marshall Meads
April 18, 1911 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4
Douglas Francis Thompson
June 12, 1912 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Ngaire Doreen Meads
January 17, 1913 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6
Mervyn Walter Thompson
August 3, 1913 (Age 61 years)

Birth of a grandson
#7
Stanley John Thompson
May 12, 1915 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8
Leslie Herbert Thompson
June 9, 1917 (Age 65 years)
Citation details: Email 24 July 2007
Death of a half-sisterMartha Meads
January 26, 1921 (Age 69 years)
Cause: Heart failure
Burial of a half-sisterMartha Meads
January 28, 1921 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Myra Jean Thompson
March 4, 1922 (Age 70 years)
Death of a wifeBertha Dopka
April 12, 1922 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10
Vernon Arthur Thompson
May 19, 1926 (Age 74 years)
Death of a daughterJane Christina Meads
October 2, 1926 (Age 74 years)
Cause: Complications of Childbirth infant undelivered
Death of a brotherBenjamin Jefferson Meads
1928 (Age 76 years)
Death of a brotherAdam Meads
October 25, 1936 (Age 84 years)
Death of a brotherNathaniel Meads
October 25, 1936 (Age 84 years)
Burial of a brotherAdam Meads
October 29, 1936 (Age 84 years)
Burial of a brotherNathaniel Meads
October 29, 1936 (Age 84 years)
Death 1936 (Age 84 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 24, 1850Wellington, New Zealand
9 months
elder brother
15 months
himself
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Alfred Meads
Birth: about 1856 53 25Leedstown, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: November 12, 1861Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
6 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
Benjamin Jefferson Meads
Birth: 1862 59 31Leedstown, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 1928Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
14 months
younger brother
Father’s family with Maria Lords - View this family
father
step-mother
Maria Lords
Birth: January 3, 1803Birstall, Yorkshire, England
Death: April 7, 1842Potter Newton, Chapeltown, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Marriage: December 25, 1823Birstall, Yorkshire, England
18 months
half-brother
4 years
half-brother
Joseph Meads
Birth: March 23, 1829 26 26Birstall, Yorkshire, England
Death: January 15, 1909Greytown, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand
23 months
half-brother
Father’s family with Ann Coates - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: July 8, 1842Birstall, Yorkshire, England
11 months
half-brother
18 months
half-sister
2 years
half-sister
Family with Bertha Dopka - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1881
2 years
son
4 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
Margaret Rachel Meads
Birth: 1892 40Silverhope, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: November 23, 1897Silverhope, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Walter Kreger + Bertha Dopka - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: before 1873
6 months
step-son
3 years
step-daughter
23 months
step-daughter
2 years
step-son
Walter John Kreger
Birth: March 20, 1880New Zealand
Death: June 17, 1905Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

Note
David was probably born in Wellington, as the brothers on either side of him in the family were born there. We have the family going to the Waiapara in 1856. After his marriage he farmed around the Silverhope area for some years as all the children were born in this area. His younger daughter Margaret Rachel b. 1892 in Silverhope and they were still in this area when she died 23/11/1897. She is buried in the Tutaenui Cemetery. David's step-son Walter died 17/6/1805 and is also buried in the Tutaenui Cemetery but whether David was resident in the Rangitikei area at this time is not clear. David is listed in the land ownership records of 1882 as a settler and owning land at Halcombe Borough to the value of 20 pounds. David farmed at the foot of the Ruahine rages out from Rangiwahia. He gave/sold the farm to his sons and retired to the Hawkes Bay where Bertha died. not yet sorted why he was up at Waitara when he died but he was probably on holiday. He died at the residence of his brother Nathan.