Merrick Ford Ramsey

Brief Life History of Merrick Ford

When Merrick Ford Ramsey was born on 22 August 1855, in Texas, United States, his father, Seth Strange Ramsey Sr, was 29 and his mother, Martha Missouri Miller, was 27. He married Lucy Edna Norton on 1 January 1884, in Callahan, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Putnam, Callahan, Texas, United States in 1910 and Clyde, Callahan, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 4 March 1930, in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Clyde, Callahan, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Merrick Ford Ramsey
Lucy Edna Norton
Marriage: 1 January 1884
Thomas Lee Ramsey
Mamie Ramsey
William Julian Ramsey
Esther May Ramsey
Carl Waverley Ramsey
Meda Inez Ramsey
Bud Ramsey
Bernice F. Ramsey
Juanita Palestine Ramsey

Sources (17)

  • Merrick Ramsay in household of Seth Ramsay, "United States Census, 1880"
  • M F Ramsey, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Merrick Ford Ramsey, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1858: Shackelford, Texas, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish (Antrim): habitational name from Ramsey (Huntingdonshire, now part of Cambridgeshire), from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + ēg ‘island, low-lying land’. Alternatively, the name may also arise from Ramsey (Essex), probably from the same etymology as the Huntingdonshire placename. However, this is unlikely to be the source of the Scottish surname. This form of the surname is also common in Ireland, where it is probably in most if not all cases an altered form of Scottish Ramsay .

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

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