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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Family Time Line

David Morgan Merritt
1854–1918
Telitha Cumi Quick
1856–1920
Charles Merritt
1879–
Edith Vernon Merritt
1881–1967
Corra Merritt
1885–
Alberta Merritt
1886–1965
Fletcher Merritt
1892–1968
Arnold Merritt
1895–
Florence M Merritt
1896–1985

Parents and Siblings

    David Morgan Merritt

    Male1854–1918Male

    Telitha Cumi Quick

    Female1856–1920Female

siblings

(7)

    Charles Merritt

    Male1879–Male

    Female1881–1967Female

    Corra Merritt

    Female1885–Female

    Alberta Merritt

    Female1886–1965Female

    Fletcher Merritt

    Male1892–1968Male

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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.
1920

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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