Source: Greenwich Graphic. April 21, 1894. Page 1.
Mr. Elkanah Mead, who died at his home in Stanwich on Thursday of last week, aged 76 years, was an old resident of Greenwich, and had always taken a deep interest in the welfare of the town. For three years he was selectmen, and was at one time captain of a Greenwich company of the Fourth regiment. He had been a member of the second congregational church for fifty-five years, and a deacon in the church for twenty-four years and was a prominent worker in the cause.
He was universally respected and looked upon as a straightforward, earnest and Christian man. The funeral services were held on Monday, and there was a large attendance. Rev. Russell T Hall conducted the services, and there was appropriate singing by the quartette.