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Friday, April 24, 2020

Daniel S. Mead House, Greenwich Avenue




This is the Daniel S. Mead House. It was located on the east side of Greenwich Avenue in the area where Richard's Store is today. (Photo credit: Greenwich Historical Society).

We are assuming that the picture above includes Daniel S. Mead and his wife, Huldah, who died in 1882. 

Their shared gravestone is located on the north side of the New Burial Grounds Association Cemetery next to the Second Congregational Church. 


Monday, April 20, 2020

Rev. Ebenezer Mead 1803-1848 Found

Life is full of discoveries. I found this gravestone under several inches of sod in the cemetery next to the Second Congregational Church in Greenwich. 

The toppled gravestone is for Rev. Ebenezer Mead. He was born in 1803 and died in 1848. The inscription states that he graduated from Yale in 1823 and Auburn Theological in 1827. 

He died quite young. Apparently he was a "circuit pastor" for eleven years in Western New York State.


Friday, April 3, 2020

Photos: The Cemetery at Lot & Drake Mead's Corner (July 2010)






From Spencer P. Mead's Abstracts of Records and Tombstones of the Town of Greenwich, 1913. This refers to the cemetery at 2 Taconic Road, Greenwich. 


From Spencer P. Mead's Abstracts of Records and Tombstones of the Town of Greenwich, 1913. Note that the Mead names included here. The cemetery referred to here is known as the Ferris Farm Cemetery, located at the intersection of Taconic and Hunting Ridge roads, Greenwich. The Mead gravestones and graves were apparently removed to the family plot after April, 1908.


Thursday, February 27, 2020

THE UNKNOWN DONOR PROVES TO BE N. B. MEAD (1920)


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The handsome bronze memorial war tablet presented to Second Congregational Church by an anonymous donor was dedicated last Sunday morning at the church, and the name of the giver was discovered to be Nelson B. Mead. he gave it away in his own speech of presentation. The gift was received by Dr. Huckel on behalf of the congregation. 

The former pastor, Rev. Charles F. Taylor, who had two sons in the war, one of whom died in service, made the address; and Dr. Huckel read an original poem for Armistice Day. The choir rendered special music, among the selections being an ode with words by Brian Hooker and music by Horatio Parker of Yale.

The tablet is placed on the walls of the spire vestibule. It was made by the Gotham Company of New York, and contains 84 names of those of this congregation who answered the call of their country in the great war. 

Seth Mead Stops Second Runaway (1920)



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Seth Mead, Greenwich's most enthusiastic sporting fan and incidentally a young man of true courage, is in line for a Carnegie Medal for bravery. It was not so many months ago that he halted a runaway team, and he repeated the feat again on Thursday.

"Seth" was standing on the sidewalk near the Thayer taxi stand on Greenwich Avenue. A driver of a team from Semloh Farm, the H.T. Holmes estate, pulled up in front of the Boles store and left the horses untied.

A passing trolley car started the excitement. The team, perhaps impatient from the snappy cold air or frightened by the noise of the trolley, started on a mad dash up Greenwich Avenue. "Seth" saw the horses start, realized the situation instantly, gladly and without thought of self, yielded to the impulse suggesting action on his part.

He ran into the street, grasped the reins of the near horse, leaped about in front of the two galloping animals, got a good hold on the bridal of the far horse and held on grimly. The team failed in its attempt to shake him loose and finally halted.

"Seth" was congratulated by spectators and thanked warmly by the driver. His quick work possibly prevented all kinds of damage being done. The boys at Whalen's, 'tis said, are preparing a petition to be forwarded to the Carnegie Bravery Medal Commission.