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Col James Louis Mercur
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1842
Towanda
Bradford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1896

Son of Henry Spalding & Sarah Azubah (Guernsey) Mercur
Cadet Teacher 1865 Acting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Graduated 1866 USMA
Professor of Civil and Military Engineering USMA 1884-1896

Mercur Peak in Yosemite Park is a granite prominence of 8096 ft elevation named after James Mercur that straddles the border between northwestern Yosemite and the Emigrant Wilderness.

When he died he left a wife, Harriet Clarissa (Buel) (born Apr 1843, Michigan) and three daughters:
Clara B Mercur b: abt 1875, New York
Sara B Mercur b: May 1879, New York
Elizabeth Mercur b: Sep 1880, New York

They were married 22 Nov 1870,Detroit,Wayne,Michigan 
 
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 Spouse:
  Clara Harriet Buel Mercur (1843 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  Clara Mercur Lott (1875 - 1942)*
  Sarah Guernsey Mercur (1878 - 1942)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 7 Site 11
 
Created by: Don Stowell
Record added: Sep 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41645729
Col James Louis Mercur
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James Mercur being a graduate of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1866, a summary career biography of him is given in entry #2116 in Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the Military Academy; it is online.
- Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
 Added: Nov. 30, 2013
 
 
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