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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mrs. Solomon Stoddard Mead (Mary Sands), North Greenwich.

Caroline Mills Smith Mead's Real Estate Developments in Cos Cob

In the June 11, 1910 announcement of Caroline Mills Smith Mead's funeral it was mentioned that: 

Mrs. Mead owned a large acreage of Cos Cob property, and although advanced in years was deeply interested in building up that part of the town, opening up her land into desirable building lots, handsome cottages having been built on many, Mrs. Mead's wish being that only a good class of houses be constructed, and the attractive section known as Mead Circle, which has so rapidly built up the past few years, was a part of her holdings. 

A recent trip to the Greenwich Town Clerk's office reaped a reward in the form of maps of Caroline's subdivisions and and developments in Cos Cob:

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Obituary: Agnes Smith (Milo Mead, 1900)

Source: Greenwich Graphic. January 13, 1900. Page 1.

Died at Milo Mead's

Agnes I. Smith died at the residence of writer Jan. 5th, aged 60 years. She was born in the North of Ireland and came to this country in a sailing vessel when she was about eighteen years of age. The vessel was several weeks in making the passage and came near being lost.

She attended Mrs. Deacon Mead three and a half years and has since been employed in my home where she would have been, if she had lived until the 31st of March next, twenty-seven years.

She was taken sick with pneumonia years ago and after she recovered from it, her constitution was enfeebled and she became liable to an attack of asthma, from the effects of which, she suffered much sickness and distress.

She was rather an exceptional person in fidelity and ability to manage house hold affairs, she had the esteem of many neighbors. She was a member of the Second Congregational Church of Greenwich.