James Merritt

1898–1989 (Age 91)
New York, United States

The Life of James

James Merritt was born in 1898, in New York, United States. He lived in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1989, at the age of 91, and was buried in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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James Merritt
1898–1989
Irene Duffin
1901–1976

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 0

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 19

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • James H Merritt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Merritt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Merritt, "Find A Grave Index"

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