The Caddo Herald
November 12, 1920
W. M. Mead Drops Dead
While at work, superintending the unloading of a car of gravel on the railroad just north of town, near the McCalman place, Wednesday afternoon about 4:30, W. M. Mead, section foreman, dropped dead. The body was brought to town immediately by the engine of the gravel train, and taken to his home. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon. Interment in Caddo Cemetery.
Mr. Mead has lived in Caddo many years. He was foreman of one of the section crews working out of Caddo. He was a mighty good man in all his dealings with men; was a member of the Christian Church.
He had suffered some years with heart trouble and had been advised to seek expert medical treatment but he deferred from time to time, thinking perhaps he might overcome the trouble without it.
Mr. Mead leaves a wife and two children, both of whom are grown and who live here. The many friends of the family sympathize with them in their bereavement.
(Note: I believe this should be W. W. Mead. And for some reason his death is listed as 1921 on his headstone. I will re-check the date of the newspaper.)