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David MeadsAge: 8418521936

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

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

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

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

Death of a daughterMargaret Rachel Meads
23 November 1897 (Age 45)
Marriage of a childSidney Arthur MeadsJean Black ShandView this family
12 February 1908 (Age 56)
Death of a half-brotherJoseph Meads
15 January 1909 (Age 57)
Birth of a grandson
#1
Humphrey Shand Meads
9 February 1909 (Age 57)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Constance Albertina Meads
3 January 1910 (Age 58)
Birth of a grandson
#3
Sidney Marshall Meads
18 April 1911 (Age 59)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Ngaire Doreen Meads
17 January 1913 (Age 61)
Death of a half-sisterMartha Meads
26 January 1921 (Age 69)
Cause: Heart failure
Burial of a half-sisterMartha Meads
28 January 1921 (Age 69)
Death of a wifeBertha Dopka
12 April 1922 (Age 70)
Death of a daughterJane Christina Meads
2 October 1926 (Age 74)
Cause: Complications of Childbirth infant undelivered
Death of a brotherBenjamin Jefferson Meads
1928 (Age 76)
Death of a brotherAdam Meads
25 October 1936 (Age 84)
Death of a brotherNathaniel Meads
25 October 1936 (Age 84)
Burial of a brotherAdam Meads
29 October 1936 (Age 84)
Burial of a brotherNathaniel Meads
29 October 1936 (Age 84)
Death 1936 (Age 84)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 24 December 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: 12 November 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: 3 January 1803Birstall, Yorkshire, England
Death: 7 April 1842Potter Newton, Chapeltown, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Marriage: 25 December 1823Birstall, Yorkshire, England
18 months
half-brother
4 years
half-brother
Joseph Meads
Birth: April 1829 26 26Birstall, Yorkshire, England
Death: 15 January 1909Greytown, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand
23 months
half-brother
Father’s family with Ann Coates - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: 8 July 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
Amelia ‘Emily’ Meads
Birth: 12 August 1886 34Silverhope, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 29 September 1961Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
Margaret Rachel Meads
Birth: 1892 40Silverhope, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 23 November 1897Silverhope, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Walter Kreger + Bertha Dopka - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: before 1873
6 months
step-son
Gustav Albert Fredrick ‘Gus’ Kreger
Birth: 11 July 1873Germany
Death: 17 January 1935Rangawhahia, Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
3 years
step-daughter
23 months
step-daughter
2 years
step-son
Walter John Kreger
Birth: 20 March 1880New Zealand
Death: 17 June 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.