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Mead, Lucia True Ameslocked

(05 May 1856–01 November 1936)
  • Sandra Opdycke


Mead, Lucia True Ames (05 May 1856–01 November 1936), pacifist and suffragist, was born in Boscawen, New Hampshire, the daughter of Nathan Plummer Ames, a businessman and farmer, and Elvira Coffin. (She was initially given the middle name Jane but apparently changed it herself to True.) After her mother died when Lucia was five, the family moved to Chicago. Nine years later she returned east to live with an older brother in Boston; she was educated privately and then attended public high school in Salem, Massachusetts. Her intellectual development was encouraged by her maternal uncle, ...

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