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Fonds Meade family
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- Variations in title: Previously known as Fonds Michael Meade.
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- 62 photographs
- 3 textual records
- 1 object: pin
- 2 postcards
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Joseph Meade (1843-1910) emigrated from England in 1880, settling with his family in the Coaticook area. He was married to Lydia Timson and together they had 6 children, including Frank (1871-1943) – a manager at Belding-Corticelli from 1922 to 1939 – and Sydney A. – a surveyor and engineer.
Sydney A. Meade (1882-1961) first married Pearl Johnson (1884-1918) in 1909 and together they had two children: Sydney (b. 1911) and Cecil (b. 1916). Following the death of Pearl, Sydney married second Eva Jane Robinson in 1920. Sydney A. Meade was admitted to the Quebec Order of Surveyors on 19 December 1908. He was active in the Coaticook and Sherbrooke areas.
Cecil Meade (1916-1998) was born in Coaticook on 24 December 1916. After studying at Coaticook High School and Bishop’s University, he worked as a surveyor’s assistant with his father, Sydney, for a few years before beginning serious study of music at the Toronto Conservatory. This was followed by military service overseas during World War II and study of music at McGill University, and a number of varied work pursuits. He received a Bachelor of Music from McGill University in 1957 and spent much of his life working in different countries and on various musical projects.
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Fonds contains information on the activities of the Meade family in Coaticook from about the 1890s to 1963. It is also a source of information on the Anglican churches, Boy Scouts, and the hydro dam in Coaticook. It consists of photographs, a programme, postcards, and an annual report. The fonds is composed of the following series: Churches, Sports and leisure, Hydroelectric dam, Views of Coaticook, Music.
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Fonds donated by Michael Meade and Marguerite Gravel.
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