“Buried with Honors.
Young Mead is Given a Soldier’s Burial.
The funeral of the late Charles Mead, the Oregon recruit who died in San Francisco, occurred this forenoon from the armory to the IOOF Cemetery [Pioneer Cemetery] at 10 o’clock. The services at the armory were quite impressing. Rev Mr. Abbeit, pastor of the M E Church, preaching an appropriate sermon. It contained much good advice. The music by the choir was excellent. J W Geary Post, G A R and Company “C”, O N G acted as an escort to the remains in the funeral cortege. The Emergency Corps, Ladies Patriotic League and the Woman’s Relief Corps were represented. The grave was covered with handsome flowers and his comrades fired three volleys over the same.
Thus another one of the patriotic young men goes to his Maker. His memory will be preserved by many.”
Daily Eugene Guard (Oregon), Aug 22, 1898, pg 1, col. 4.
Eugene Pioneer Cemetery records list: Charles W. Mead, Block 333, plot 6, born 1879 Oregon, died 8/19/1898 Camp Merritt, San Francisco, California.
FamilySearch.org lists his parents as Walton Loveland Mead and Netta E. Mead. With Netta, his father had three children and with his second wife Mary Catherine Hutchin they had ten more children.