Frances Brush Merrick

1 October 1891–1 September 1985 (Age 93)
Springfield Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States

The Life of Frances Brush

When Frances Brush Merrick was born on 1 October 1891, in Springfield Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, her father, Charles E. Merrick, was 38 and her mother, Catherine Lawrence, was 36. She married Clay Madon Mock on 28 June 1916, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. She died on 1 September 1985, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clay Madon Mock
Frances Brush Merrick
Marriage: 28 June 1916
Lawrence Edward Mock
Kathryn R. MOCK
Margaret Ada MOCK

Spouse and Children

28 June 1916
Muskingum, Ohio, United States


    Lawrence Edward Mock


    Kathryn R. MOCK



Parents and Siblings

    Charles E. Merrick


    Catherine Lawrence





    Mable Mary Merrick


    Harry Charles Merrick



    Buelah Merrick


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the Welsh personal name Meurig, a form of Maurice, Latin Mauritius ( see Morris ).2 English: from an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, composed of the Germanic elements meri, mari ‘fame’ + rīc ‘power’.3 Scottish: habitational name from a place near Minigaff in the county of Dumfries and Galloway, so called from Gaelic meurach ‘branch or fork of a road or river’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Francis B Merrick in household of Charles Merrick, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frances B Merrick in household of Chas E Merrick, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frances B Mock in household of Clay Mock, "United States Census, 1940"

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