John E. Mead

    John E. Mead, of Newcastle, one of the prominent cattle and sheep men of Wyoming, operating in Weston and Niobara counties of this state and also in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota, is a native son of Iowa, his birth having occurred in Harrison county on the 31st of October, 1870. His father was a native of Scotland who, having left the land of hills and heather in 1850 and sailed for the new world, finally located in Iowa in the early '50s, where he was afterward married to Emma O'Neill, a native daughter of Iowa. Subsequent he removed to Nebraska and later became a resident of South Dakota, establishing his home at Hot Springs, where he spent his remaining days, his death there occurring in the early '90s.
    John E. Mead, whose name introduces this review, pursued his education in the district schools, acquainting himself with the common branches of learning which constitute the foundation for all educational progress or business success. As early as his nineteenth year he became interested in a partnership with his father in the live stock business in Nebraska, afterward removing to the Hot Springs country of South Dakota, where he was engaged in sheep raising. He operated a sheep ranch in that section for three years and then trailed his flocks over the border into Weston county, Wyoming. He has since been identified with business interests in this section and not only is he engaged extensively in raising sheep, but also cattle, and his business affairs are wisely, carefully and profitably conducted. He is a man of determined purpose, diligent and progressive, and his well controlled interests have brought to him a gratifying measure of prosperity.
    Mr. Mead was married to Miss Marie Baker of Boyd, Wyoming, m 1907, and to them have been born two children, Keith and Frances.

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