John Merry

27 August 1932–30 June 1996 (Age 63)
Minot, Ward, North Dakota, United States

The Life of John

John Merry was born on 27 August 1932, in Minot, Ward, North Dakota, United States as the son of Charles Merry and Mary Batty. He died on 30 June 1996, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Charles Merry
Mary Batty
Charles G Merry
1928–
John Merry
1932–1996

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Merry

    MaleMale

    Mary Batty

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(2)

    Charles G Merry

    Male1928–Male

    Male1932–1996Male

World Events (3)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1935 · The Social Security Act

Age 3

This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 8

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for someone with a blithe or happy disposition, from Middle English merry ‘lively’, ‘cheerful’ (Old English myr(i)ge ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mearadhaigh, Ó Meardha ‘descendant of Mearadhach’, ‘descendant of Meardha’, personal names derived from an adjective meaning ‘lively’, ‘wild’, ‘wanton’.3 French: from a vernacular form of the personal name Médéric, derived from a Germanic personal name conposed of mecht ‘strength’, ‘might’ + rīc ‘power’; ‘ruler’.

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

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