Thomas Jefferson Merritt

4 November 1867–18 August 1953 (Age 85)
Washington, Maryland, United States

The Life of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Merritt was born on 4 November 1867, in Washington, Maryland, United States, his father, Thomas J Merritt, was 43 and his mother, Mariah Jane Peacher, was 30. He lived in Bolivar, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States in 1870. He died on 18 August 1953, in Collier Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Thomas J Merritt
Mariah Jane Peacher
Rose Merritt
Anna M. Merritt
Charles James Merritt
George M. Merritt Sr.
Thomas Jefferson Merritt
Daisy Barbara Merritt

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    Thomas J Merritt


    Mariah Jane Peacher




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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 10

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Merriott in Somerset, named in Old English as ‘boundary gate’ or ‘mare gate’, from (ge)mǣre ‘boundary’ or miere ‘mare’ + geat ‘gate’. 2. variant (as a result of hypercorrection) of Marriott , or of Marryat , which is from a Middle English personal name, Meryet, Old English Mǣrgēat, composed of the element mǣr ‘boundary’ + the tribal name Gēat ( see Joslin ).

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

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  • Thomas Meritt in household of Thomas J Meritt, "United States Census, 1870"

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