Claude Miles Merkley

30 October 1890–14 December 1962 (Age 72)
Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Claude Miles

When Claude Miles Merkley was born on 30 October 1890, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, his father, Jacob Thomas Merkley, was 34 and his mother, Susan Alice Garlough, was 38. He married Hazel N Bragg on 17 November 1914, in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. He lived in Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada in 1891 and Dundas, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 14 December 1962, in Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mendota Heights, Dakota, Minnesota, United States.

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Claude Miles Merkley
Hazel N Bragg
Marriage: 17 November 1914

Spouse and Children

17 November 1914
Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 16

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 19

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Merkel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Claudie Merkley, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Claude Merkley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Claude Merkley, "United States Census, 1920"

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