Guy Emmit Meritt

Brief Life History of Guy Emmit

When Guy Emmit Meritt was born on 11 August 1912, in Sidney, Cheyenne, Nebraska, United States, his father, James Benjamin Meritt, was 24 and his mother, Beulah Hazel Elgin, was 21. He married Margaret Ann Gerhardus on 24 December 1934, in Clackamas, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Douglas, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States in 1950. He died on 27 February 1986, in Fort Bragg, Mendocino, California, United States, at the age of 73.

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Guy Emmit Meritt
Margaret Ann Gerhardus
Marriage: 24 December 1934
Guy Dennis Meritt

Sources (10)

  • Guy E. Maritt, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Guy Emmet Meritt, "Oregon, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Guy Meritt, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 


Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Merritt .

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

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