Louisa Merry

about May 1868–about February 1955 (Age 86)
Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Louisa

When Louisa Merry was born about May 1868, in Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Merry, was 26 and her mother, Louisa, was 26. She married Edward Arbon in February 1893, in Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and St Mary, Penzance, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died about February 1955, in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 86.

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Edward Arbon
Louisa Merry
Marriage: February 1893
Frederick William ARBON
Edward Ernest Arbon
Louisa Arbon
Edward Arthur ARBON
Elizabeth Arbon

Spouse and Children

February 1893
Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom


    Frederick William ARBON


    Edward Ernest Arbon


    Louisa Arbon



    Elizabeth Arbon


Parents and Siblings

    John Merry







    Arthur Merry


    William Merry


World Events (8)

1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 10

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

Age 16

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 33

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for someone with a blithe or happy disposition, from Middle English merry ‘lively’, ‘cheerful’ (Old English myr(i)ge ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mearadhaigh, Ó Meardha ‘descendant of Mearadhach’, ‘descendant of Meardha’, personal names derived from an adjective meaning ‘lively’, ‘wild’, ‘wanton’.3 French: from a vernacular form of the personal name Médéric, derived from a Germanic personal name conposed of mecht ‘strength’, ‘might’ + rīc ‘power’; ‘ruler’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Louisa Merry in household of John Merry, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Louisa Merry in household of John Merry, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Louisa Merry in household of John Merry, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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