Marian Hunt Slade

b. 27 August 1916, d. 21 March 2015
     Marian Hunt Slade was born on August 27, 1916 in Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia.1,2 She was the daughter of James Burton Slade and Emily Clyde Hunt. In the mid 1930s, Marian traveled to Rye, N.Y. to be with her sister Ingrid Sunleaf. Later she moved to New York City to be with another sister, Sara Evelyn and they lived together at ‘The Lady’s Christian Temperance Union’. While in New York City, Marian worked at two insurance firms and at The Music Corporation of America. During this time she met Robert Mead, also in insurance.2
     Marian married Robert Leslie Mead on October 16, 1937 in Flushing, New York.2 They moved to Larchmont. New York about 1949. After the death of her husband in 1995, Marian moved back to Rye, New York.2 She died on March 21, 2015 in Mystic, New London County, Colorado, at age 98.3 She was buried in St. John's Columbarium, Larchmont, Westchester County, New York.3

Census & City Directory Records

CensusLocationHead of Household
1920Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia, at 437 South Hill StreetJames Burton Slade1

Children of Marian Hunt Slade and Robert Leslie Mead

  • Joan M. Mead 4
  • Robert L. Mead Jr. 4


  1. [S307] 1920 US Census of Spalding County, Georgia, ED 171, page 20A, line 42.
  2. [S713] Marian Slade Hunt recolections via Robert L Mead,.
  3. [S96] Obituary, Marian Hunt Slade Mead, published in The Griffin (GA) Daily News, Wed, Apr 1, 2015.
  4. [S606] Robert Daniel Slade personal knowledge and family research,.