Merle Edgar Morehouse

1908–1996 (Age 88)
Burtts Corner, Bright, York, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Merle Edgar

When Merle Edgar Morehouse was born on 6 February 1908, in Burtts Corner, Bright, York, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Albert Edmund Morehouse, was 40 and his mother, Mary Eleanor Leckey, was 32. He immigrated to Vermont, United States in 1924 and lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 19 August 1996, in Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 88, and was buried in Zealand, Bright, York, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Albert Edmund Morehouse
Mary Eleanor Leckey
Ruby Winnifred Morehouse
Marie Edwina Morehouse
Merle Edgar Morehouse

Parents and Siblings

    Albert Edmund Morehouse





World Events (8)

1909 · The Ford Building

Age 1

The Ford Building was one of the first high-rises to use a steel structural support system. It stands at 23 stories in total height and it held the title as tallest building in Detroit from 1908 until 1913.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 2

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 29

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various places, for example Moorhouse in West Yorkshire, named from Old English mōr ‘marsh’, ‘fen’ + hūs ‘house’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Merle E Morehouse, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Merle Edgar Morehouse, "Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954"
  • Merle Edgar Morehouse, "Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954"

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