Thomas Issac Merkley

15 October 1850–6 December 1893 (Age 43)
Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Thomas Issac

When Thomas Issac Merkley was born on 15 October 1850, in Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, his father, Adam Simon Merkley, was 31 and his mother, Maria Casselman, was 28. He married Clara McIntosh on 9 February 1876, in Matilda, Dundas, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 December 1893, in Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 43, and was buried in Williamsburg Union Cemetery, Williamsburgh, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada.

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Thomas Issac Merkley
Clara McIntosh
Marriage: 9 February 1876
Zola Lutheria Merkley
Mahlon Willis Merkley
Grace Maud Merkley
Wilbur Merkley

Spouse and Children

9 February 1876
Matilda, Dundas, Ontario, Canada


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+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 17

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 19

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 33

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Merkel .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Merkley, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Thomas J. Merkley in entry for Wilburn Merkley, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Thomas Merkley in entry for Mahlon Merkley and Marjorie Cunningham, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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