William Hamilton Merritt

Male3 December 1867–1 February 1942

Brief Life History of William Hamilton

When William Hamilton Merritt was born on 3 December 1867, in Scotland, Oakland, Brant, Ontario, Canada, his father, Thomas Underhill Merritt, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Louise Bungay, was 25. He married Annie Maud Haken on 17 December 1890, in Norwich Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Grey, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 1 February 1942, at the age of 74, and was buried in Greenwood, Pickering, Ontario, Ontario, Canada.

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William Hamilton Merritt
Annie Maud Haken
Marriage: 17 December 1890
Annie Marjorie Merritt
St Clair Merritt
William Hamilton Merritt
Kathleen Maud Merritt

Sources (15)

  • Willie Merritt in household of Thomas Merritt, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • William Hamilton Merritt, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • William Hamilton Merritt, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 December 1890Norwich Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (4)


    Age 2


    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 16

    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.

    1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

    Age 39

    Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

    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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