This is the family of Kevin Meek
Sources Alastair Milnes Downey
Carrollton Gazette--Carrollton, IL. Aug. 29, 1902
Mrs. Jane Meek, who was born in Yorkshire, England, on Sept. 28, 1824, died at the home of her son, John H., at Sullivan, Ill. on Aug. 20, 1902 at the age of 77 years, 10 months. Funeral at Hopewell, 2 miles north of Carrollton on Saturday, Aug. 23, 1902, burial in the Hopewell Cemetery. She came to America at the age of 24, in 1848, and settled in this county near Hopewell. On Apr. 5, 1849 she married the late John Dearborn Meek. They had 9 children, 6 sons and 3 daughters--Webster, Robert, Frank, Sylvia, and Hattie, who have passed into the other life, and John H. and Mrs. Elizabeth Caldwell of Sullivan, Ill. and Thomas M. and Rufus A. of Greene County. Her husband died July 19, 1876. For the past 11 years she lived with her children near Sullivan.
Herb Kraft Music Title Page: The Complete Works of John Bunyan 1872. (Date was underlined by H.M.) I was then three years old. Meek Family History My mother was Ruth Elizabeth Meek Kraft, daughter of Harry Meek and Mattie Butler. The Meek history was recorded in a volume of John Bunyan's complete works. The entries date back to Thomas Meek, born in Yorkshire England, 1796. Most seem to have been made by "H. M.," certainly my grandfather, Harry Meek, as "H. M." notes, on the copyright page that he was three years old on the date of copyright. He was born in 1869, the copyright is1872. The book was given to my mother on her 28th birthday, from her father. I believe there were no entries after that time, 1940.I gratefully received it from my brother Harry's widow, in 2006. February 3, 1940 Presented to Mrs. Ruth Kraft By Her Father, Rev. Harry Meek Property of Ethan Allen Norton And Sarah (Crane) Norton Give me by my Aunt Allie December 1938