Lucia Ames was born on 5 May 1856 in Boscawen, New Hampshire to Nathan P. and Elvira Ames. She died on 1 November 1936 in Brookline, Massachusetts. A writer and teacher, Mead was deeply involved in Boston's intellectual and social/political life. Her older brother, Charles, was a publisher through whom she met her husband, the peace activist, Edwin Doak Mead. Her brother also introduced her to William Torrey Harris, leader of the American idealist movement, under whose direction she studied philosophy.
From The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers in Oxford Reference.