Harry Donald Merritt Sr

Brief Life History of Harry Donald

When Harry Donald Merritt Sr was born on 23 April 1902, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Harry Ellis Merritt, was 24 and his mother, Ida or Ada May Griffith, was 22. He married Helen Hands on 27 November 1929, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. He lived in Wyandotte, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Detroit Ward 16, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 22 June 1992, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Peck, Elk Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States.

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Harry Donald Merritt Sr
Helen Hands
Marriage: 27 November 1929

Sources (4)

  • H Donald Merritt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • H Donald Merritt, "Find A Grave Index"
  • H Donald Merritt Sr in entry for Mrs Helen Merritt Hands, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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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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