Merrill Edgar Houser

1 May 1902–10 November 1977 (Age 75)
Centre, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Merrill Edgar

When Merrill Edgar Houser was born on 1 May 1902, in Centre, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Ulysses Grant Huber Houser, was 36 and his mother, Mary Ann Williams, was 37. He married Carrie E. Markle on 1 October 1921, in Boalsburg, Harris Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Oak Hall, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and College Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 10 November 1977, in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Houserville, College Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Merrill Edgar Houser
Carrie E. Markle
Marriage: 1 October 1921
William Grand Houser
Ellen L Houser
Merrill Edgar Houser

Spouse and Children

1 October 1921
Boalsburg, Harris Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States


    William Grand Houser


    Ellen L Houser


    Merrill Edgar Houser


Parents and Siblings

    Ulysses Grant Huber Houser


    Mary Ann Williams




World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 3

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 21

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of House 1.2 Americanized spelling of German Hauser .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Merrill Hauser, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Merle E Hauser, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Merrill Houser in entry for G Donald Houser and Helen Jane Comly, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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