Edith Ellen Meek

b. 29 May 1869
FatherJohn Meek b. 1840, d. 3 Sep 1905
MotherEliza Smith b. c 1856, d. 28 Nov 1891
     Edith Ellen Meek was born on 29 May 1869 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Meek and Eliza Smith.

Eileen Margaret Meek

b. 22 December 1922, d. 3 March 2005
FatherArthur Benjamin Meek b. 21 May 1877, d. 5 May 1943
MotherMary Ann Bulger b. 3 Feb 1881, d. 30 Oct 1930
     Eileen Margaret Meek was born on 22 December 1922. She was the daughter of Arthur Benjamin Meek and Mary Ann Bulger.
Eileen Margaret Meek died on 3 March 2005 at Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States, at age 82.

Elizabeth Meek

b. 2 August 1870, d. August 1870
FatherRichard Meek b. 1846, d. 31 Dec 1915
MotherRose Hannah Humphries b. 12 Feb 1842, d. 1871
     Elizabeth Meek was baptized on 2 August 1870 at Christ Church, Eastbourne, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Richard Meek and Rose Hannah Humphries.
Elizabeth Meek died in August 1870 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Meek was buried on 6 August 1870 at Eastbourne St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, age 2 months.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, ""2 months old.""

Elizabeth Meek

b. 29 May 1808, d. 1810
FatherJames Meek d. 1845
MotherElizabeth Waymark
     Elizabeth Meek was baptized on 29 May 1808 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of James Meek and Elizabeth Waymark.
Elizabeth Meek died in 1810 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Meek was buried on 27 May 1810 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Eva Meek

b. 1 August 1871, d. 2 August 1871
FatherJoseph Edward Meek b. 1844, d. 5 Dec 1876
MotherSarah Humphries b. 25 Aug 1846, d. 7 Oct 1883
     Eva Meek was born on 1 August 1871 at New York, United States.
Eva Meek died on 2 August 1871 at New York, United States. She was the daughter of Joseph Edward Meek and Sarah Humphries.

Francis Floyd Meek

b. 19 August 1918, d. 29 August 1996
FatherArthur Benjamin Meek b. 21 May 1877, d. 5 May 1943
MotherMary Ann Bulger b. 3 Feb 1881, d. 30 Oct 1930
     Francis Floyd Meek was born on 19 August 1918. He was the son of Arthur Benjamin Meek and Mary Ann Bulger.
Francis Floyd Meek died on 29 August 1996 at Sitka, Alaska, United States, at age 78.

George Edward Meek

b. 1 June 1868, d. 2 March 1921
FatherJoseph Edward Meek b. 1844, d. 5 Dec 1876
MotherSarah Humphries b. 25 Aug 1846, d. 7 Oct 1883
George Edward Meek - photo from his book published 1910
     George Edward Meek was born on 1 June 1868 at 3 East St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Joseph Edward Meek and Sarah Humphries.
On 2 April 1871 George Edward Meek lived at 3 East St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, with his family.2
On 3 April 1881 George Edward Meek lived at 57 Susans Rd, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, living with his mother and step father, two brothers and a step sister.3
Sometime late 1885 George Meek travelled to the USA to stay with relatives in Warsaw, Ohio. He returned in June 1886.4
On 5 April 1891 George Edward Meek lived at 21 Duke St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, a boarder.5
George Edward Meek was a bath chairman (blind partly) on 5 April 1891.5
George Edward Meek married Sarah Mildred Kathleen Stapleton, daughter of John Stapleton and Amelia Haycock, on 23 November 1895 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.6
On 31 March 1901 George Edward Meek lived at 9 East St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, a lodger.7
George Edward Meek was a bath chairman & lecturer (partial blindness from infancy) on 31 March 1901.7
In 1910 he published his book "George Meek, Bath Chairman by Himself". A fascinating insight into his life and his family. Includes much family history information as he lived his early years with his grandparents, Benjamin and Elizabeth Humphreys.8
George Edward Meek was found on a passenger list on 17 July 1910 arriving in Quebec, Canada.9
George and his family emigrated to Canada in the hope of starting a new life but this did not work out.10
George Edward Meek was found on a passenger list on 1 September 1911 arriving Liverpool, England from Quebec, Canada on "Empress of Ireland."
George Edward Meek died on 2 March 1921 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, at age 52. He died of carcinana linguae and exhaustion.11,12
George Edward Meek was buried after 2 March 1921 at Ocklynge cemetery, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.12
OBITUARY: see image attached.
In 1996 the book "George Meek Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells" by Bill Coxall and Clive Griggs was published, providing further insights into the life and times of George Meek and is excellent reading. The family tree chart on page xvii contains a number of inaccuracies though.13

Family

Sarah Mildred Kathleen Stapleton b. 1862, d. 29 Oct 1921
Marriage*
George Edward Meek married Sarah Mildred Kathleen Stapleton, daughter of John Stapleton and Amelia Haycock, on 23 November 1895 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S79] Birth certificate of George Edward Meek, born 1 Jun 1868, registered 29 Jun 1868 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 65).
  2. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1040 folio 95 page 9."
  3. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1039 folio 66 page 17."
  4. [S192] Bill Coxall & Clive Griggs, "George Meek, Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells", New Millenium, 1st Edition (1996) 1 85845 073 X "Chapter 3."
  5. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 774 folio 71 page 15."
  6. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1895, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 185."
  7. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 883 folio 37 page 14."
  8. [S76] George Meek, "George Meek, Bath Chair-Man, By Himself", Constable & Co. Ltd., First Edition (1910).
  9. [S193] Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Canadian Passenger Lists 1865 - 1935 [database on-line].
  10. [S192] Bill Coxall & Clive Griggs, "George Meek, Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells", New Millenium, 1st Edition (1996) 1 85845 073 X "Chapter 10."
  11. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "1921, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 118, age 52 years."
  12. [S192] Bill Coxall & Clive Griggs, "George Meek, Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells", New Millenium, 1st Edition (1996) 1 85845 073 X "page 458."
  13. [S192] Bill Coxall & Clive Griggs, "George Meek, Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells", New Millenium, 1st Edition (1996) 1 85845 073 X.

Harold Louis Meek

b. 26 November 1911, d. 23 November 2002
FatherJoseph Edward Meek b. 17 Dec 1872, d. 20 May 1942
MotherAddie Ella Polley b. 1887, d. 1928
     Harold Louis Meek was born on 26 November 1911 at Bucoda, Washington, United States. He was the son of Joseph Edward Meek and Addie Ella Polley.
Harold Louis Meek married Bessie Mae Grace Degraff circa 1935 at United States.
Harold Louis Meek died on 23 November 2002 at Tacoma, Washington, United States, at age 90.

Family

Bessie Mae Grace Degraff
Marriage*
Harold Louis Meek married Bessie Mae Grace Degraff circa 1935 at United States

Harry Edward Meek

b. 5 July 1910, d. 22 February 1997
FatherJoseph Edward Meek b. 17 Dec 1872, d. 20 May 1942
MotherAddie Ella Polley b. 1887, d. 1928
     Harry Edward Meek was born on 5 July 1910 at Chehalis, Washington, United States. He was the son of Joseph Edward Meek and Addie Ella Polley.
Harry Edward Meek married Marinella Florence Pallechio on 20 November 1943 at Seattle, Washington, United States.
Harry Edward Meek died on 22 February 1997 at Federal Way, Washington, United States, at age 86.

Family

Marinella Florence Pallechio
Marriage*
Harry Edward Meek married Marinella Florence Pallechio on 20 November 1943 at Seattle, Washington, United States

Helen Mary Meek

b. February 1906, d. 4 October 1998
FatherArthur Benjamin Meek b. 21 May 1877, d. 5 May 1943
MotherMary Ann Bulger b. 3 Feb 1881, d. 30 Oct 1930
     Helen Mary Meek was born in February 1906 at Holt, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States. She was the daughter of Arthur Benjamin Meek and Mary Ann Bulger.
Helen Mary Meek was also known as Nellie.
In 1920 Helen Mary Meek lived at Moranville, Roseau, Minnesota, United States.
Helen Mary Meek died on 4 October 1998 at Lexington, Anoka, Minnesota, United States, at age 92.

James Meek

d. 1845
     James Meek married Elizabeth Waymark on 16 January 1805 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1
James Meek was a carpenter in 1813.2
James Meek married Ann Richards on 5 April 1813 at Wartling, Sussex, England, widow and widower.1
James Meek was a carpenter (on son John Meek's marriage certificate) in 1838.
On 20 Oct 1842 John William Meek and his family, along with his father James Meek, were subject to a removal order from St Magdalen, Hastings to St Clement, Hastings (ESRO: PAR 367/32/3/245). The wording in the ESRO catalogue is: "John Meek, wife Elizabeth, and their children William James (3 years), John (1 year) and an unbaptised son (3 days); from St Mary Magdalen Hastings; settlement examination of John Meek: married at St Leonards 12 Mar 1838; settlement examination of James Meek: on 17 Oct 1826 he hired a house near the gaol in St Clement Hastings from Elizabeth Breach, widow for several years; married in 1813 to his late wife Ann and John Meek is their son born 1814". The actual examination documents could hold some interesting information.
James Meek died in 1845 at Hastings, Sussex, England.
James Meek was buried on 7 June 1845 at St Clement, Hastings, Sussex, England, "70 years, [abode?]Ore", Surname spelt MEKE.3

Family 1

Elizabeth Waymark
Marriage*
James Meek married Elizabeth Waymark on 16 January 1805 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1 
Child

Family 2

Ann Richards d. 1841
Marriage*
James Meek married Ann Richards on 5 April 1813 at Wartling, Sussex, England, widow and widower.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Jocelyn Stewart Meek

b. 24 May 1898, d. 1 September 1898
FatherGeorge Edward Meek b. 1 Jun 1868, d. 2 Mar 1921
MotherSarah Mildred Kathleen Stapleton b. 1862, d. 29 Oct 1921
     Jocelyn Stewart Meek was born on 24 May 1898 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of George Edward Meek and Sarah Mildred Kathleen Stapleton.
Jocelyn Stewart Meek died on 1 September 1898 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1898, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 74."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1898, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 49."

John Meek

b. 1840, d. 3 September 1905
FatherJohn William Meek b. 1813, d. 1875
MotherElizabeth Mathis b. 1817
     John Meek was born in 1840 at Hastings, Sussex, England. He was the son of John William Meek and Elizabeth Mathis.
John Meek married Eliza Smith in 1864 at Battle, Sussex, England.1
John Meek died on 3 September 1905 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
John Meek was buried after 3 September 1905 at Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.2

Family

Eliza Smith b. c 1856, d. 28 Nov 1891
Marriage*
John Meek married Eliza Smith in 1864 at Battle, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1864, Battle, Vol 2b Page 57."
  2. [S504] Website "Findagrave" (http://www.findagrave.com/).

John Henry Meek

b. 23 January 1914, d. 2 August 1979
FatherArthur Benjamin Meek b. 21 May 1877, d. 5 May 1943
MotherMary Ann Bulger b. 3 Feb 1881, d. 30 Oct 1930
     John Henry Meek was born on 23 January 1914 at Minnesota, United States. He was the son of Arthur Benjamin Meek and Mary Ann Bulger.
John Henry Meek married Barbara May Streiff circa 1934 at Minnesota, United States.
John Henry Meek died on 2 August 1979 at Roseau, Minnesota, United States, at age 65.

Family

Barbara May Streiff b. 12 Mar 1917, d. 29 Aug 1991
Marriage*
John Henry Meek married Barbara May Streiff circa 1934 at Minnesota, United States

John William Meek

b. 1813, d. 1875
FatherJames Meek d. 1845
MotherAnn Richards d. 1841
     John William Meek was born in 1813 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. He was the son of James Meek and Ann Richards.
John William Meek was baptized on 24 October 1813 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1
John William Meek married Elizabeth Mathis, daughter of William Mathis, on 12 March 1838 at St Leonard's, Hastings, Sussex, England, surname spelt MATHIS. Marriage certificate sighted.2
On 20 Oct 1842 John William Meek and his family, along with his father James Meek, were subject to a removal order from St Magdalen, Hastings to St Clement, Hastings (ESRO: PAR 367/32/3/245). The wording in the ESRO catalogue is: "John Meek, wife Elizabeth, and their children William James (3 years), John (1 year) and an unbaptised son (3 days); from St Mary Magdalen Hastings; settlement examination of John Meek: married at St Leonards 12 Mar 1838; settlement examination of James Meek: on 17 Oct 1826 he hired a house near the gaol in St Clement Hastings from Elizabeth Breach, widow for several years; married in 1813 to his late wife Ann and John Meek is their son born 1814". The actual examination documents could hold some interesting information.
John William Meek was a labourer and fisherman on 7 April 1861.3
On 7 April 1861 John William Meek and Elizabeth Mathis lived at Bells Passage, Hastings, Sussex, England.3
On 2 April 1871 John William Meek lived at 3 Bells Passage, Hastings, Sussex, England, a widower, living with son Henry and his wife Mary.4
John William Meek was a general labourer on 2 April 1871.4
John William Meek died in 1875 at Rye Registration District, Sussex, England.5
John William Meek was buried on 18 September 1875 at Northiam, Sussex, England, "62 years". The SFHG index also records a comment "a stopper at 'Stent'". What does that mean? Original burial register needs to be checked as it may be a mistranscription.6

Family

Elizabeth Mathis b. 1817
Marriage*
John William Meek married Elizabeth Mathis, daughter of William Mathis, on 12 March 1838 at St Leonard's, Hastings, Sussex, England, surname spelt MATHIS. Marriage certificate sighted.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1838, Hastings RD, Vol 12 Page 339."
  3. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 561; Folio: 69; Page: 48; GSU roll: 542662."
  4. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 1033; Folio: 28; Page: 49;."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1875, Rye, Vol 2b Page 7. Age 62 years."
  6. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Joseph Arthur Meek

b. 7 May 1906, d. 12 August 1981
FatherJoseph Edward Meek b. 17 Dec 1872, d. 20 May 1942
MotherAddie Ella Polley b. 1887, d. 1928
     Joseph Arthur Meek was born on 7 May 1906 at Aberdeen, Washington, United States. He was the son of Joseph Edward Meek and Addie Ella Polley.
Joseph Arthur Meek married Mabel K (?) circa 1930 at United States.
Joseph Arthur Meek died on 12 August 1981 at Ocean Shores, Washington, United States, at age 75.

Family

Mabel K (?)
Marriage*
Joseph Arthur Meek married Mabel K (?) circa 1930 at United States

Joseph Edward Meek

b. 1844, d. 5 December 1876
FatherJohn William Meek b. 1813, d. 1875
MotherElizabeth Mathis b. 1817
     Joseph Edward Meek was born in 1844 at Hastings, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John William Meek and Elizabeth Mathis.
Joseph Edward Meek married Sarah Humphries, daughter of Benjamin Humphries and Elizabeth Bull, on 1 January 1868 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.2
Joseph Edward Meek was a plasterer journeyman on 1 June 1868.3
On 2 April 1871 Joseph Edward Meek and Sarah Humphries lived at 3 East St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, with two children.4
Joseph Edward Meek was a plasterer on 2 April 1871.
Joseph Edward Meek and Sarah Humphries were found on a passenger list on 20 June 1871 at New York, United States, with their child Moses.5
Joseph Edward Meek died on 5 December 1876 at Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. "burned to death in the Brooklyn Theatre fire Dec 5th 1876."6,7

Family

Sarah Humphries b. 25 Aug 1846, d. 7 Oct 1883
Marriage*
Joseph Edward Meek married Sarah Humphries, daughter of Benjamin Humphries and Elizabeth Bull, on 1 January 1868 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1844, Hastings RD, Vol 7 Page 372."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1868, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 79."
  3. [S79] Birth certificate of George Edward Meek, born 1 Jun 1868, registered 29 Jun 1868 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 65).
  4. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1040 folio 95 page 9."
  5. [S194] Ancestry.com Operations Inc., New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line].
  6. [S76] George Meek, "George Meek, Bath Chair-Man, By Himself", Constable & Co. Ltd., First Edition (1910).
  7. [S192] Bill Coxall & Clive Griggs, "George Meek, Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells", New Millenium, 1st Edition (1996) 1 85845 073 X "pp 14-16."

Joseph Edward Meek

b. 17 December 1872, d. 20 May 1942
FatherJoseph Edward Meek b. 1844, d. 5 Dec 1876
MotherSarah Humphries b. 25 Aug 1846, d. 7 Oct 1883
     Joseph Edward Meek was born on 17 December 1872 at Brooklyn, New York, United States. He was the son of Joseph Edward Meek and Sarah Humphries.
Joseph and his brother Arthur were sent to the workhouse after the death of their mother and then later to an adoption home. From here they were sent to Canada.1
Joseph Edward Meek married Addie Ella Polley in 1904.
Joseph Edward Meek died on 20 May 1942 at Tacoma, Washington, United States, at age 69.

Family

Addie Ella Polley b. 1887, d. 1928
Marriage*
Joseph Edward Meek married Addie Ella Polley in 1904. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S76] George Meek, "George Meek, Bath Chair-Man, By Himself", Constable & Co. Ltd., First Edition (1910).

Joseph Robert Meek

b. 22 August 1909, d. 2 September 1954
FatherArthur Benjamin Meek b. 21 May 1877, d. 5 May 1943
MotherMary Ann Bulger b. 3 Feb 1881, d. 30 Oct 1930
     Joseph Robert Meek was born on 22 August 1909 at Minnesota, United States. He was the son of Arthur Benjamin Meek and Mary Ann Bulger.
Joseph Robert Meek died on 2 September 1954 at age 45.

Larry Gene Meek

b. 14 May 1943, d. 1 April 1949
FatherAlvin Walter Meek b. 23 Dec 1916, d. 19 Aug 1987
MotherJennie Sophie Smith b. c 1918
     Larry Gene Meek was born on 14 May 1943 at Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States. He was the son of Alvin Walter Meek and Jennie Sophie Smith.
Larry Gene Meek died on 1 April 1949 at Stephen, Minnesota, United States, at age 5.