Lydia Della Merchant1

F, b. 15 March 1885, d. 11 June 1961
     Lydia Della Merchant was born on 15 March 1885 at Allen Co. (probably), IN.1 She was the daughter of Robert Bruce Merchant and Emma Jane Wickliff.1 Lydia Della Merchant married Vincent Harold Sonner, son of William W. Sonner and Hannah Wolfcale, circa 1901.2 Lydia Della Merchant died on 11 June 1961 at Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., IN, at age 76. She was buried in June 1961 at Uniontown Cemetery, Zanesville, Wells Co., IN, Find A Grave Memorial# 40469586.

Children of Lydia Della Merchant and Vincent Harold Sonner

Citations

  1. [S394] 1900 Federal Census, Wells County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 413; FHL #1240413.
  2. [S3769] 1910 Federal Census, Wells County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 388; FHL #1374401.

Robert Bruce Merchant1

M, b. 31 May 1847, d. 31 October 1915
     Robert Bruce Merchant was born on 31 May 1847 at Licking Co., OH.1 He married Emma Jane Wickliff circa 1870.1 Robert Bruce Merchant died on 31 October 1915 at Wells Co., IN, at age 68. He was buried in November 1915 at Uniontown Cemetery, Zanesville, Wells Co., IN, Find A Grave Memorial# 78274151.

Child of Robert Bruce Merchant and Emma Jane Wickliff

Citations

  1. [S394] 1900 Federal Census, Wells County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 413; FHL #1240413.

Rudolph Merchant

M, b. 18 August 1881
     Rudolph Merchant was born on 18 August 1881 at Austin, Travis Co., TX. He married Betty Plaster.

Child of Rudolph Merchant and Betty Plaster

Temperance Deriah Merchant

F, b. June 1851, d. July 1925
     Temperance Deriah Merchant was born in June 1851 at Washington Co., OH. She married George Washington Young on 17 February 1870. Temperance Deriah Merchant died in July 1925 at Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, at age 74. She was buried in 1925 at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, Taylor Co., IA, Findagrave #36471776.

Child of Temperance Deriah Merchant and George Washington Young

Van Merchant

M, b. 1927
     Van Merchant was born in 1927 at Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., IL. He was the son of Harold E. Merchant and Neva Mae Fulrath.

Henry Merchantell

M, d. after 1920
     Henry Merchantell married Philippine Faulhaber, daughter of Isaak Jakob Ludwig Faulhaber and Anna Louisa Munzinger, on 31 May 1882 at Hardin Co., OH, Ceremony by Z. R. Campbell, Minister. Henry Merchantell and Philippine Faulhaber were divorced on 14 March 1901 at Kenton, Hardin Co., OH; "Old Kenton Newspaper Death & Marriage Notices" Vol. VIII:

March 14, 1901

"MANY CHARGES
Made Against Henry Merchantell A Well Known Business Man of Forest In Divorce Papers Filed by His Wife Thursday Morning.

There promises to be quite a sensational divorce case in the next term of court. The case is brought about by Mrs. Merchantell, who sues for divorce from her husband Henry Merchantell, one of Forest's well known business men. The prominence of the parties make it all the more sensational.
In the petition filed Mrs. Merchantell says that they were married at Ada, Ohio, on the 31st of May, 1882. Since then she has been a faithful and obedient wife but during that time he has disregarded his duties as a husband and is guilty of extreme cruelty and gross neglect. His treatment has become unbearable and it is impossible to live with him, that they have been separated since the 28th of February of this year.
The plantiff claims that defendant has been cold and indifferent to her evder since their marriage, and has made her life wretched and beyond endurance. She claims that only last May a few days before she was to undergo an operation for the removal of a cancer, he left for Europe on a pleasure trip and that when he returned he never even as much as enquired the result of the operation nor the condition of her health. Not only this but she was compelled to pay $50 doctor bill and has been required to pay her own physician's bills ever since that time. The defendant, she states further, is a Dowieite and persecuted and harassed her for having a physician. The plantiff further stated in her petition that her life since their marriage has been one of hard labor, and during all that time she has done his household and other labors until her health failed. He even then refused to furnish or pay for help, and she was compelled to pay for her own help out of her private funds. By keeping boarders she was able to pay for the groceries and for other things for the table and house. Through all their married life he refused to furnish her with necessary clothing, and during those eighteen years bought her only one cloth dress, one calico dress and a pair of spectacles. She was compelled to buy all other clothing used by her during those eighteen years from her own personal fund, which was created by the income left her from her first husband.
The petitioner claims that she has paid $200 per annum amounting to $3600 in the eighteen years from her own estate. As a result they together accumulated a large amount of money. This is all in her name. The plaintiff asks that he be compelled to answer all and singular the promises. She prays for a divorce, that she be restored to her maidenname and that he be required to pay reasonable alimony."

May 2, 1901

"The Merchantell divorce case has been settled by arbitration, Mr. H. Merchantell agreeing to pay a certain amount of money deciced upon by a committee appointed by both parties concerned, to Mrs. H. Merchantell. -- Forest Review." Henry Merchantell died after 1920 at California (probably).

Robert Herndon Mercke1

M, b. 4 October 1899, d. 8 March 1977
     Robert Herndon Mercke was born on 4 October 1899 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, son of Robert L. and Luemlye W. (Best) Mercke.1 He married Evelyn Howe Scales, daughter of Joseph Hugh Scales and Elizabeth Wiley Reeves, on 23 June 1923 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, The Johnson City Staff, Johnson City, Tennessee; Tuesday, 12 June 1923; Page 5; (Newspapers.com):

Merrke-Scales (sic)

Jonesboro, June 12. -- Handsomely engraved cards bearing the following have been received by Jonesboro friends: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hugh Scales request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter Evelyn Howe, to Mr. Robert Herndon Merrke (sic), on Saturday, the twenty-third of June at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, Mocking Bird Valley, Louisville, Kentucky.

The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of the late Capt. Isaac E. Reeve (sic), a prominent lawyer of Jonesboro, and has visited friends here.

no children.

Evelyn remarried to Theodore A. Wacker (1901 - 1957) in 1951 at Punta Gorda, Florida, and was residing at Laurel, FL in 1957 when her mother and husband both passed. Evelyn remarrid a third time to Clement Dwight Shaw (1904 - 1988) in 1963, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and was divorced from him in 1964.

Robert Herndon Mercke lived on 22 April 1930 at 2208 Lauderdale Road, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, design engineer, laundry machine manufacturing.1 He lived on 22 April 1940 at 2020 Tyler Lane, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Vice president, woodworking company.2 He and Evelyn Howe Scales were divorced before 24 April 1944; Robert remarried to Helen Harman Bruster Maloney on 24 APR 1844 at Hillsborough County, Florida. They had a daughter, Sally Letitia (Mercke) Heym. Evelyn remarried to Theodore Alfred Wacker in 1951, and again to Clement Dwight Shaw in 1963.

Robert Herndon Mercke died on 8 March 1977 at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, at age 77

Obituary -- The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky; Wednesday, 09 March 1977; Page 42; (Newspapers.com):

R. Herndon Mercke, 77, president of Jefferson Woodworking Co., died at 2 a.m. Tuesday at Baptist Hospital East.

He was a native of Louisville and lived at 136 N. Peterson Ave. He had been with the family-owned company 58 years. He was a member of Harvey Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Helen H. Buster, and a daughter, Mrs. Sally Heym, of Boston, Mass.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cave Hill Cemetery.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to charity.

He was buried in March 1977 at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Findagrave #151266011.

Citations

  1. [S1698] 1930 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 756; FHL #2340491.
  2. [S2515] 1940 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1320.

Catherine Merckle

F
     Catherine Merckle married Daniel Stauffer, son of Hans (Johannes) Stauffer and Kungold (Kinget) Heistand.

Anna Elizabeth Meredith

F, b. 18 March 1858, d. 27 October 1927
     Anna Elizabeth Meredith was born on 18 March 1858 at Bonaparte, Van Buren Co., IA. She married Dr. Alonzo John Law, son of Uriah Law and Letitia Ann Baird, on 17 September 1873 at Bentonsport, Van Buren Co., IA. Anna Elizabeth Meredith died on 27 October 1927 at Yakima, Yakima Co., WA, at age 69.

Children of Anna Elizabeth Meredith and Dr. Alonzo John Law

Bion LeVaughn Meredith

M, b. 30 July 1857, d. 30 April 1893
     Bion LeVaughn Meredith was born on 30 July 1857 at Ohio. He was the son of Levi Meredith and Catherine Brumback. Bion LeVaughn Meredith married Mary Annette Upham, daughter of William Keyes Upham and Maria Elizabeth Weeks, on 6 October 1880. Bion LeVaughn Meredith died on 30 April 1893 at Van Wert Co., OH, at age 35.

Child of Bion LeVaughn Meredith and Mary Annette Upham

Catherine Meredith

F, b. 19 August 1880, d. after 3 April 1940
     Catherine Meredith was born on 19 August 1880 at Van Wert Co. (probably), OH.1 She was the daughter of Bion LeVaughn Meredith and Mary Annette Upham. Catherine Meredith married Frank E. Harter on 7 March 1904 at Norwalk, Huron Co., OH, no children. Catherine Meredith lived in April 1910 at Norwalk, Huron Co., OH. She died after 3 April 1940.

Citations

  1. [S843] 1900 Federal Census, Van Wert County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1329; FHL #1241329.

Clare Meredith

M
     Clare Meredith was the son of Frank E. Meredith and Mae Sample.1 Clare Meredith married Hannah Jackson Price, daughter of Dr. John Caleb Price and Mabel Clark, on 14 April 1921.1 Occupation: Commercial illustrator in 1926 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.1 Clare Meredith and Hannah Jackson Price were divorced before 1930; Hannah is found working as a registered nurse in the hospital at Brockton, MA in the 1930 census. Marital status was "D".2

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 162.
  2. [S895] 1930 Federal Census, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 938-41; FHL #2340673-76.

Donald Lavero Meredith

M, b. 18 October 1924, d. 20 March 1992
     Donald Lavero Meredith was born on 18 October 1924 at Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN.1 He was the son of Richard Frank Hawk and Macel Coilla Meredith. Donald Lavero Meredith lived on 15 April 1930 at Washington Co., TN, with his grandparents Meredith.1 He died on 20 March 1992 at Zephyrhills, Pasco Co., FL, at age 67.

Citations

  1. [S1702] 1930 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2284; FHL #2342018.

Frank E. Meredith1

M
     Frank E. Meredith married Mae Sample.1

Child of Frank E. Meredith and Mae Sample

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 162.

Georgia Sprinkle Meredith

F, b. 6 March 1878, d. 27 April 1918
     Georgia Sprinkle Meredith was born on 6 March 1878 at Pulaski Co., VA. She was the daughter of Truman Bullard Meredith and Ella Raider. Georgia Sprinkle Meredith married Orgie Milton DeVault, son of John David DeVault and Nancy Melvina Hartness. Georgia Sprinkle Meredith died on 27 April 1918 at Erwin, Unicoi Co., TN, at age 40. She was buried in April 1918 at Jobe Cemetery, Erwin, Unicoi Co., TN.
Note: Prior to her marriage with Orgie Devault, Georgia was married to John S. Dougherty in 1898 and had three children: Curtis, John Glen, and Sylvia Eloise Dougherty. Sylvia married Temple Crockett Painter of Pulaski, Virginia, and was named as a survivor in in both Ralph Morton's and Charlton "Chauncy" DeVault's obituaries. It appears that Sylvia Eloise and Crockett Painter were the parents of the famous harpsichordist and organist Temple Painter (1933 -- 2016.)

Children of Georgia Sprinkle Meredith and Orgie Milton DeVault

Jesse Meredith

M, b. circa 1802, d. after 15 August 1870
     Jesse Meredith was born circa 1802 at Virginia.1 He married Mary Beatty. Jesse Meredith died after 15 August 1870 at Morrow Co. (probably), OH.

Child of Jesse Meredith and Mary Beatty

Citations

  1. [S980] 1850 Federal Census, Coshocton County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 670.

Levi Meredith

M, b. 25 July 1829, d. 10 March 1893
     Levi Meredith was born on 25 July 1829 at Ohio. He was the son of Jesse Meredith and Mary Beatty. Levi Meredith married Catherine Brumback, daughter of David Brumback and Frutilda Bearns, on 4 June 1854 at Ashley, Delaware Co., OH. Levi Meredith died on 10 March 1893 at Van Wert, Van Wert Co., OH, at age 63.

Child of Levi Meredith and Catherine Brumback

Macel Coilla Meredith

F, b. 19 November 1907, d. 27 April 1928
     Macel Coilla Meredith was born on 19 November 1907 at Tennessee. She was the daughter of William Oscar Meredith and Maranda Jane Fine.1
Note: Kingsport Times; Kingsport, Tennessee; Thursday, January 12, 1928; Page 6 (Newspapers.com):

Miss Macel Meredith is seriously ill at her home on Hill street.

Macel Coilla Meredith died on 27 April 1928 at Washington Co., TN, at age 20. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. She was buried in 1928 at Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN, Findagrave #113087202.

Child of Macel Coilla Meredith and Richard Frank Hawk

Citations

  1. [S1694] 1910 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1522; FHL #1375535.

Sampson Patton Meredith1

M, b. 29 January 1879, d. 16 October 1971
     Sampson Patton Meredith was born on 29 January 1879 at Stinking Creek, Campbell Co., TN, WW I draft registration.1 He married Sarah E. Reynolds on 27 October 1901 at Campbell Co., TN. Sampson Patton Meredith died on 16 October 1971 at Campbell Co., TN, at age 92. He was buried in October 1971 at Meredith Cemetery, Pioneer, Campbell Co., TN, Find A Grave Memorial# 23829335.

Child of Sampson Patton Meredith and Sarah E. Reynolds

Citations

  1. [S4216] 1930 Federal Census, Campbell County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2235; FHL #2341969.

Sarah Taylor Meredith

F
     Sarah Taylor Meredith married Martin S. Ayars.

Child of Sarah Taylor Meredith and Martin S. Ayars

Truman Bullard Meredith

M, b. circa 1853, d. 24 December 1982
     Truman Bullard Meredith was born circa 1853 at Virginia. He married Ella Raider. Truman Bullard Meredith died on 24 December 1982 at Pulaski Co., VA.

Child of Truman Bullard Meredith and Ella Raider

Willard A. Meredith

M, b. 30 October 1912, d. 2 February 2002
     Willard A. Meredith was born on 30 October 1912 at Campbell Co., TN.1 He was the son of Sampson Patton Meredith and Sarah E. Reynolds.1 Willard A. Meredith was graduated at Williamsburg, Whitley Co., KY; Cumberland College, B.Sc. He married Virginia Lee Carrier, daughter of Frederick Haynes Carrier and Verda Louise Staples, on 27 March 1941 at Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, ceremony by Rev. Dr. W. R. Rigell, pastor of Central Baptist Church of Johnson City, at his home. Willard A. Meredith died on 2 February 2002 at Bluff City, Sullivan Co., TN, at age 89 Obituary, Bristol Herald Courier, 3 FEB 2002:

MEREDITH, WILLARD A. BLUFF CITY -- Willard A. Meredith, 89, of 310 Whitehead Road died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was a native of Campbell County, Tenn., but had lived most of his life in the Bluff City area, and was a son of the late Sampson and Sarah Reynolds Meredith. He was a graduate of Cumberland College, Williamsburg, Ky., and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he was a member of Phi Delta Kappa Honorary Academic Society. He was a former vocational agricultural teacher at Bluff City High School and Sullivan East High School. He received local, state and national recognition for outstanding work in the Future Farmers of America, of which he received a National Honorary Degree. Mr. Meredith was a member of Piney Flats Baptist Church, Piney Flats. He was also a member of Zollicoffer Lodge 444, Bluff City, and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite and Jericho Shrine Temple. Survivors include his wife, Virginia L. Meredith of the home; one son, Frederick Meredith of Piney Flats; one daughter, Lynn Bennett of Franklin, Tenn; two brothers, John Meredith of Alabama, and R.L. Meredith of Caryville, Tenn; five grandsons, Scott Bennett, Mark Bennett, Joel Meredith, Joshua Meredith, Justin Meredith; one granddaughter, Kristen Meredith Bishop; and three great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Sarah Grace and Meredith Anne Bennett. Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, from Morning View Cemetery, Bluff City, with Dr. Allen Davis and Rev. Frederick Meredith officiating. Those who wish to attend the graveside are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Active pallbearers will be selected from Mr. Meredith's grandsons and grandson-in- law, Joel Bishop. The family will receive friends Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, from 6 until 8 p.m. from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Piney Flats Baptist Church Building Fund, 100 Cherry St., Piney Flats, TN 37686.

Child of Willard A. Meredith and Virginia Lee Carrier

Citations

  1. [S4216] 1930 Federal Census, Campbell County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2235; FHL #2341969.

Willard Frederick Meredith

M, b. 30 October 1946, d. 15 January 2009
     Willard Frederick Meredith was also known as "Fred". He was born on 30 October 1946 at Bluff City, Sullivan Co., TN. He was the son of Willard A. Meredith and Virginia Lee Carrier. Willard Frederick Meredith died on 15 January 2009 at Bluff City, Sullivan Co., TN, at age 62 Obituary (findagrave.com):

Fred Meredith went to rest in the arms of Jesus.

He was a native of Bluff City, TN. He was a faithful and loving husband for 40 years and an exceptional father and grandfather.

He graduated from Sullivan East High School and ETSU. Frederick had a varied career; he worked for Fisher Scientific Company and the American Red Cross of Charlotte, NC before being called in to the ministry. Afterwards Frederick was the Vice President of Christian Believers United of Montreat, NC in addition to working on the staff of the Inn of the Last Resort in Franklin, NC. He was the U.S. Director of Education for the International Christian Embassy in Israel. He served as the Director of Chaplain Training for Raceway Ministries overseeing campground ministries. He was also a Volunteer Leader with the Rapid Response Team of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association where he was instrumental in staging relief for hurricane Katrina. He was one of the first non-governmental individuals allowed on campus following the VA Tech Massacre. His most recent ministry was as a chaplain with Amedisys Hospice in Elizabethton, TN for 5 years. Frederick loved people and was a compassionate and caring man, always willing to serve the body of Christ where needed. He was a gifted Bible teacher, and enjoyed teaching on servant-hood and educating the church concerning our debt to Israel and the Jewish People. His presence has made a marked influence on our community and he will be missed greatly by family and friends.

Preceding him in death was his father, Willard Meredith.

Surviving are his wife, Jeni Williams Meredith; his mother Virginia Lee Meredith and children; Kristen M. Bishop and husband Joel of Little Rock AR, Joel C. Meredith of Nashville, TN, Joshua F. Meredith and wife Laura of Huntersville, NC, and Justin Meredith of Piney Flats, TN; 4 grandchildren; sister, Lynn Bennett and husband Willis of Franklin, TN; cousins, Haynes Miller, Phyllis Eldridge, Connie Sisk, and Elizabeth Carrier; and 2 nephews Mark and Scott Bennett.

He was buried in January 2009 at Morning View Cemetery, Bluff City, Sullivan Co., TN, Find A Grave Memorial# 32952836.

William Oscar Meredith1

M, b. 6 November 1875, d. 17 July 1955
     William Oscar Meredith was born on 6 November 1875 at Tennessee.1 He married Maranda Jane Fine in 1898.1 William Oscar Meredith died on 17 July 1955 at Washington Co., TN, at age 79

Obituary -- Johnson City Press; Johnson City, Tennessee; Monday, July 18, 1955; Page 2 (Newspapers.com):

William Oscar Meredith, 80, Rt. 4. Jonesboro, died in the Tate Convalescent Home at 10:30 a.m. yesterday.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Miranda Jane Meredith; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Kite of Winston-Salem, N.C; seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home is in charge.

He was buried in July 1955 at Glenwood Cemetery, Washington Co., TN, Findagrave #113087403.

Child of William Oscar Meredith and Maranda Jane Fine

Citations

  1. [S1694] 1910 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1522; FHL #1375535.

Anna Elizabeth Mergerdt

F
     Anna Elizabeth Mergerdt married Isaac Kauffman, son of Michael Kauffman and Anna Brendli, on 18 February 1676 at Steffisberg, Canton Bern, Switzerland.

Margaret Merideth

F
     Margaret Merideth married John Williams.

Child of Margaret Merideth and John Williams

Tena Merilat

F, b. 21 February 1877
     Tena Merilat was born on 21 February 1877.1 She married Owen Miles Shirk, son of Jacob Balmer Shirk and Anna Elizabeth Gotschall, on 31 December 1896.1

Children of Tena Merilat and Owen Miles Shirk

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 676.

Robert Merker

M
     Robert Merker married Clara Triem, daughter of Jacob Triem and Margarette Ammann, on 1 March 1888.

Rosina Merkofer

F
     Rosina Merkofer married Samuel Mitchell in February 1892 at Washington Co., IN.

Child of Rosina Merkofer and Samuel Mitchell

Emma Merle

F
     Emma Merle married Joseph Benton Lain, son of James Jackson Lain and Hannah Snyder, on 1 March 1901.1

Child of Emma Merle and Joseph Benton Lain

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 686.