Merritt Carlton Hathaway

2 February 1881–31 January 1929 (Age 48)
Westport, Westport, Essex, New York, United States

The Life of Merritt Carlton

When Merritt Carlton Hathaway was born on 2 February 1881, in Westport, Westport, Essex, New York, United States, his father, Edgar Hathaway, was 30 and his mother, Martha Jane Buck, was 27. He lived in Jay, Essex, New York, United States in 1900 and Essex, New York, United States in 1920. He died on 31 January 1929, in Lake Placid, North Elba, Essex, New York, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Upper Jay, Jay, Essex, New York, United States.

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Merritt Carlton Hathaway

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Parents and Siblings

    Edgar Hathaway


    Martha Jane Buck




World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 15

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly central southern England and South Wales):2 topographic name for someone who lived by a path across a heath, from Middle English hathe ‘heath’ + weye ‘way’.3 from an (apparently rare) Old English female personal name, Heaðuwīg, composed of the elements heaðu ‘strife’, ‘contention’ + wīg ‘war’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Merritt Hathaway, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Merret Hathaway in household of Edgar Hathaway, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Merritt C Hathaway, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

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