A Narrative History
The People of Iowa
SPECIAL TREATMENT OF THEIR CHIEF ENTERPRISES IN
EDUCATION, RELIGION, VALOR, INDUSTRY,
EDGAR RUBEY HARLAN, LL. B., A. M.
Curator of the
Historical, Memorial and Art Department of Iowa
THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Inc.
Chicago and New York
CHESTER LAWRENCE MEADE is a Doctor of Dental Surgery, a native of Iowa, and has practiced his profession at Mason City for the past twenty years. His offices are in the First National Bank Building.
He was born on a farm in Poweshiek County, Iowa, June 14, 1887, son of James L. and Fannie (Baxton) Meade. The Meade family is of Scotch-Irish descent and his father was born in Whiteside County, Illinois, and spent his active career as a farmer. He had a brother, Eli Meade, who enlisted in an Illinois regiment and served in the Union army. Doctor Meade's mother was born in England. After leaving the farm the parents moved out to California, and made their home at Riverside for twenty years, James L. Meade died there September 17, 1926, and his wife, September 20, 1924. He
was a Republican in politics, and took a keen interest in the local affairs of his Iowa community. He was senior elder of the Christian Church for many years and his wife was a talented musician and had much to do with church music. James L. Meade and wife had three children, Pearl, wife of Albert Haas; Chester Lawrence; and Mattie, wife of Ernest Rea. Both daughters are living at Riverside, California.
Chester Lawrence Meade was graduated from the high school of Marshaltown,
Iowa, in 1905, and completed his course in dental surgery at the University of
Iowa in 1908. Since that date he has been engaged in practice at Mason City,
and is one of the outstanding representatives of his profession in that
community. He is a member of the District, State and National Dental
Doctor Meade did some valuable work with local committees during the World
war, and is a member of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce and in 1921 became
a charter member of the Glee Club. He is affiliated with the B. P. O. Elks
and Congregational Church.
Doctor Meade married, June 14, 1910, Miss Rena V. Ikenberry, of Mason City.
By this marriage she has two children, Lawrence K., born July 14, 1913, and
Gwendolyn Joyce, born December 10, 1915. Lawrence is preparing for entrance
to West Point Military Academy. Doctor Meade on January 1, 1924, married
Mabel A. McQuaters, of Northwood, Iowa, daughter of Elam and Alice McQuaters.
Mrs. Meade has a sister, Vera, Mrs. Guy Bosswell, of Los Angeles, and a
brother, Donald, living in Des Moines.
Debbie Clough Gerischer
Iowa History Project
posted at this site with Debbie's permission
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