Merritt Read

6 November 1833–6 January 1890 (Age 56)
Vernon, Vernon Township, Jennings, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Merritt

When Merritt Read was born on 6 November 1833, in Vernon, Vernon Township, Jennings, Indiana, United States, his father, Samuel Read, was 32 and his mother, Nancy Threlkeld, was 32. He married Mildred McCammon on 16 February 1860, in Jennings, Indiana, United States. He died on 6 January 1890, in Oswego, Labette, Kansas, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Oswego, Labette, Kansas, United States.

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Merritt Read
Nancy Ann Lattimore
Marriage: 20 August 1877

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  • Marriage
    20 August 1877
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act
    Age 3
    The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
    Age 21
    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: variant of Reed .History: A family called Read were established in America in the early 18th century by John Read, who was born in Dublin, sixth in descent from Sir Thomas Read of Berkshire, England. His son, George Read (1733–98), was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and as a lawyer helped frame the Constitution.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Merit Read in household of Sam Read, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Merritt Read, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"
    • Merritt Read, "Find A Grave Index"

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