Robert Maxwell Merritt

16 May 1924–6 March 1999 (Age 74)
Lucy, Torrance, New Mexico, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Maxwell

When Robert Maxwell Merritt was born on 16 May 1924, in Lucy, Torrance, New Mexico, United States, his father, Thomas Elisha Merritt, was 41 and his mother, Rose Mae DeMoss, was 29. He lived in Willard, Torrance, New Mexico, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 17 Ewing, Torrance, New Mexico, United States in 1940. He died on 6 March 1999, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Elisha Merritt
Rose Mae DeMoss
Lee Weldon Merritt
Opal Dean Merritt
William Cody Merritt
Lucy Jane Merritt
Robert M Merritt
Robert Maxwell Merritt
George Linton Merritt
Lynette Dean Merritt
Ina Mae Merritt
Tommie Jeanne Merritt

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World Events (8)

Age 3
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1930 · Carlsbad Caverns Established
Age 6
Carlsbad Caverns in Carlsbad, New Mexico, became a National Park on May 14, 1930. Tourists can explore the caverns through guided and self-guided tours. In the 1960's, an amphitheater opened and started where tourists can sit and watch as the bats exit the cave for the night. The only part of the caverns that is off limits to tourists is where the bats come out.
1944 · The G.I Bill
Age 20
The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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 (5)

  • Robert Merritt in household of Thorse Merritt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maxwell Mirritt in household of T E Mirritt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Merritt in entry for George Linton Merritt, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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