Perren Merritt

Male20 March 1843–15 May 1916

Brief Life History of Perren

When Perren Merritt was born on 20 March 1843, in Sullivan, Missouri, United States, his father, George Merritt, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Scott, was 27. He married Emaline Bragg on 10 October 1863, in Schuyler, Missouri, United States. He lived in High Point Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Clinton Township, Ringgold, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 15 May 1916, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Buchanan, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Perren Merritt
Catharine Henry
Marriage: 24 November 1872

Sources (20)

  • Perrin Mint in household of George Mint, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Perry Merritt - Catherine Henry, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Perry Merritt, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 November 1872Jefferson Township, Taylor, Iowa, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1846: Decatur, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Decatur, Iowa, United States


    Age 20

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Merriott , Marriott , or Marritt. The last of these is most often a variant of Merriott or Marriott , but possibly in some instances from Middle English Marret or Merret, a syncopated form of Margaret, Mergeret.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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