George Bruce Merritt

1 August 1889–1 August 1951 (Age 62)
Glenwood, Manitoba, Canada

The Life of George Bruce

When George Bruce Merritt was born on 1 August 1889, in Glenwood, Manitoba, Canada, his father, William James Merritt, was 33 and his mother, Susanah Catherine Hartley, was 32. He married Annie Marie McClintock on 25 December 1913, in Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1939 and lived in Detroit Ward 17, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Van Dyke, Macomb, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 1 August 1951, in Center Line, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley, Oakland, Michigan, United States.

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George Bruce Merritt
Annie Marie McClintock
Marriage: 25 December 1913
Laura Marie Merritt
Anna May Merrit
Douglas George Merrit
Mayabelle Merrit
Wilma Georgina Merrit

Spouse and Children

25 December 1913
Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 8

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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Sources (3)

  • George B Merritt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George B Merritt in household of William J Merritt, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • George D Merritt, "United States Census, 1940"

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