Florence M Merritt

4 November 1896–29 June 1985 (Age 88)
Colchester, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

The Life of Florence M

When Florence M Merritt was born on 4 November 1896, her father, David Morgan Merritt, was 42 and her mother, Telitha Cumi Quick, was 40. She lived in Marlborough, Ulster, New York, United States in 1905 and Marlborough MM, Ulster, New York, United States in 1910. She died on 29 June 1985, in Colchester, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, at the age of 88.

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David Morgan Merritt
Telitha Cumi Quick
Charles Merritt
Edith Vernon Merritt
Corra Merritt
Alberta Merritt
Fletcher Merritt
Arnold Merritt
Florence M Merritt

Parents and Siblings

    David Morgan Merritt


    Telitha Cumi Quick




    Charles Merritt



    Corra Merritt


    Alberta Merritt


    Fletcher Merritt


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 21

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Florence Merritt in household of David M Merritt, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Florence Merritt in household of Morgan Merritt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florence Merritt in household of D Morgan Merritt, "United States Census, 1910"

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