Meads died at his home in this city on the morning
of September 9, 1940, after over 40 years of Bureau service.
He was born at Washington, D.C., October 19, 1876, where he
attended public schools, and received the degree of B.C.S. in
the Southeastern School of Accountancy.
He entered the service of this Bureau on June
15, 1900, in the office of what was then known as the Drawing
and Engraving Section, where he served until May 13, 1918, to
become Chief of the Section of Supplies and Shipments. At the
beginning of the January of this year he was promoted to administrative
assistant, as Chief of the Sales Section, which position he
held until his death.
Mr. Meads was a Baptist and was for many years
engaged in numerous Masonic activities. He was also a member
of Phi Sigma Kappa. He will always be remembered for his conscientious
attention to duty and for his kindliness….
In: “The Bulletin of the Coast and Geodetic Survey,”
p. 15. September 30, 1940.