Munson Merrick Church

1861–1913 (Age 51)
Brooklyn, Jackson, Michigan, United States

The Life of Munson Merrick

When Munson Merrick Church was born in October 1861, in Brooklyn, Jackson, Michigan, United States, his father, Alonzo C Church, was 49 and his mother, Mary Jane Fellows, was 40. He married Clara Theresa Young on 25 October 1883, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Howard Township, Cass, Michigan, United States in 1870 and Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. He died on 20 August 1913, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States.

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Munson Merrick Church
Clara Theresa Young
Marriage: 25 October 1883
Ben Church
Lawrence Harry Church
Hazel Nettie Church

Spouse and Children

25 October 1883
Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States


    Ben Church



    Hazel Nettie Church


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 14

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic surname for someone who lived near a church. The word comes from Old English cyrice, ultimately from medieval Greek kyrikon, for earlier kyriakōn (dōma) ‘(house) of the Lord’, from kyrios ‘lord’.2 Translation of German Kirch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Munson Church in household of Alonzo Church, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Munson Church in household of Alonzo Church, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Munson M Church, "United States Census, 1910"

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