|John Knox Meredith|
|Also known as||
Marriage with Cecilia
In the late 1880s or early 1890s he met Cecilia and fell in love with her. They got married in 1893 and settled down at Maywater manse. A year later Cecilia gave birth to their first son who was named Gerald, but everyone called him Jerry.
John and his wife spent together nine beautiful years. In 1902, Cecilia became ill and the doctor couldn't help her. Before death, she told him her last words.
Life in Glen St. Mary
In 1906, four years after Cecilia's death, John became a minister in Glen St. Mary. The whole family moved there in the spring. He would not have been hired if the Glen community knew how forgetful he was. Once a young couple came to the manse to be married and Mr. Meredith, with unbrushed hair, in carpet slippers and faded dressing gown, married them. To be sure, he began by reading the funeral service to them and got along as far as "ashes to ashes and dust to dust" before he vaguely suspected that something was wrong. The young couple felt that he had buried them and the bride never felt properly married.
Marriage with Rosemary West
World War I
John is a male given name of Hebrew origin and means God is gracious.
- John shared his name with John Blythe, the father of Gilbert Blythe, and with John Selwyn, the Schoolmaster.
Short story appearances