Abraham Sullivan

1880–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Sullivan was born in 1880, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George F. Merrick, was 29 and his mother, Mary Showaker, was 28. He lived in Camden, New Jersey, United States in 1900 and Palmyra, Burlington, New Jersey, United States in 1910.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

George F. Merrick
1851–
Mary Showaker
1852–
Mary Lindsay
1872–
Abraham Sullivan
1880–
Elizabeth E Merrick
1889–
George Merrick
1893–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1881

Age 1

John Philip Holland was an inventor famous for designing the world's first submarines. After previous designs were rejected, Holland eventually received funding from the Fenians for a short time. In 1881, the Fenian Ram was launched into the Passaic River in northern New Jersey, marking the first successful submarine launch in the world.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 25

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. 
1911

Age 31

The Standard Oil Company had reached a point of almost complete monopoly, managing over 90% of oil flows in the United States. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was a large, integrated association that produced, transported, refined, and marketed the product. In 1911, the Supreme Court declared that the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. As a result, it was split into 34 smaller companies.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Sullivan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Súileabháin ‘descendant of Súileabhán’, a personal name composed of the elements súil ‘eye’ + dubh ‘black’, ‘dark’ + the diminutive suffix -án.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Abraham Sullivan in household of George Merrick, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Abraham Sullivan in household of George F Merrick, "United States Census, 1910"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.