Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

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Margaret Mead aka Meade, Cressman, Fortune, Bateson
Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Categories: American Notables | Anthropologists | Medal of Freedom | Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Buckingham, Pennsylvania.

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Biography

Margaret Mead was an American cultural anthropologist.

She was born on 16 December 1901 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] She was the daughter of Edward Sherwood Mead and Emily Fogg.[2] She graduated from Barnard College in 1923 with a B.A. in psychology.[3] She studied anthropology at Columbia University, and earned her M.A. in 1925, and her Ph.D. in 1929.[4]

She received twenty-eight honorary doctorates.[5]

Career

In 1925, Margaret went to Samoa to do field work, and focused on adolescent girls.[6] She published Coming of Age in Samoa: A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilization in 1928.[7]

She became a curator of ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History in 1926.[8]

She did field work in New Guinea in 1928-1929 and 1931-1933, and published Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies in 1935.[9]

She began teaching at Columbia University in 1940.[10] She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1948.[11]

She helped to draft the 1979 American Episcopal Book of Common Prayer[12] She was on the committee that made revisions in the sections on baptism and confirmation.[13]

Family Life

Margaret married Luther Cressman, a theology student who became an archaeologist, in 1923.[14] They divorced in 1928.[15] That same year, she married Reo Fortune, an anthropologist from New Zealand.[16][17] They divorced in 1935.[18] In 1936, she married British anthropologist Gregory Bateson.[19] They had a daughter, Mary Catherine.[20] Margaret and Gregory divorced in 1950.[21]

Death

Margaret died of cancer at New York Hospital, New York, New York on 15 November 1978.[22] She was buried in Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Buckingham, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.[23]

She was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by PresidentJimmy Carter on 19 January 1979.[24]

Sources

  1. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBT5-34S : 8 December 2014), Margaret Meade, 16 Dec 1901; citing bk 1901 p 368, Department of Records; FHL microfilm 1,289,341.
  2. Mead, Margaret. American National Biography Online. [1]
  3. Mead, Margaret. American National Biography Online. [2]
  4. Mead, Margaret. American National Biography Online. [3]
  5. Institute for Intercultural Studies. "Margaret Mead (1901-1978): An Anthropology of Human Freedom." [4]
  6. Institute for Intercultural Studies. "Margaret Mead (1901-1978): An Anthropology of Human Freedom." [5]
  7. Mead, Margaret. American National Biography Online. [6]
  8. Mead, Margaret. American National Biography Online. [7]
  9. Mead, Margaret. American National Biography Online. [8]
  10. Columbia University in the City of New York. Department of Anthropology. Margaret Mead. [9]
  11. American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter M. [10]
  12. Margaret Mead. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 21 Dec 2016. [11]
  13. Bowman-Kruhm, Mary. Margaret Mead: A Biography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.
  14. Margaret Mead. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 21 Dec 2016. [12]
  15. Margaret Mead. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 21 Dec 2016. [13]
  16. Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Marriage Index, 1840-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
  17. Margaret Mead. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 21 Dec 2016. [14]
  18. Margaret Mead. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 21 Dec 2016. [15]
  19. Margaret Mead. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 21 Dec 2016. [16]
  20. Margaret Mead. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 21 Dec 2016. [17]
  21. Margaret Mead. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 21 Dec 2016. [18]
  22. "Margaret Mead, 76, Dies." Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov 1978, p. 1.
  23. Find A Grave, Margaret Mead
  24. Jimmy Carter: Presidential Medal of Freedom Announcement of Award to Margaret Mead. American Presidency Project. [19]
  • Margaret Mead. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 21 Dec 2016. [20]
  • Mead, Margaret. American National Biography Online. [21]
  • Bowman-Kruhm, Mary. Margaret Mead: A Biography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter M. [22]
  • Columbia University in the City of New York. Department of Anthropology. Margaret Mead. [23]
  • Institute for Intercultural Studies. "Margaret Mead (1901-1978): An Anthropology of Human Freedom." [24]
  • Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBT5-34S : 8 December 2014), Margaret Meade, 16 Dec 1901; citing bk 1901 p 368, Department of Records; FHL microfilm 1,289,341.
  • 1910 United States census, Hammonton, Atlantic County, New Jersey, population schedule, enumeration district 35, sheet no. 18A. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
  • 1920 United States census, Buckingham, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, enumeration district 15, sheet no. 10A. Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  • 1930 United States census, Manhattan, New York, New York, population schedule, enumeration district 31-488, sheet no. 13A. Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
  • 1940 United States census, New York, New York, population schedule, enumeration district 31-763, sheet no. 10B. Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  • New York State census, 1925. New York, New York, election district 4, assembly district 13, p. 13. Ancestry.com. New York, State Census, 1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  • Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Marriage Index, 1840-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
  • "Margaret Mead, 76, Dies." Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov 1978, p. 1.
  • Find A Grave, Margaret Mead


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