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CPO William Michael "Whitey" Merritt
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1887
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1949
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

William M MERRITT was the last of two children born to parents, Herbert C and Amelia L Ochsner Merritt of Newark, NJ. Following the termination of their marriage, Amelia married Gustave G Kradell, Sr, of Newark, NJ, and young William and his older half-brother George W Turner, lived in their household until William was old enough to support himself. William joined the U. S. Navy in Jul 1906 and remained on active duty until Sep 1922 serving on at least nine ships, among them: USS West Virginia (ACR-5), USS Lamson (DD-18), USS McCall (DD-28), USS Hart(DD-110) and the USS Belknap (DD251). William remained in the naval reserve and was recalled to active duty during the early days of WWII when he was assigned to the US Naval Forces operating on the island of Bermuda. Chief Water Tender William M MERRITT had over 30 years of service when he left active duty due to a medical condition prior to end of the war. William married Della Lamoureux about 1913 and raised a family, the descendants of whom, survive today.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Amelia Lousia Ochsner Kradell (1863 - 1924)
 
 Siblings:
  George Wilhelm Turner (1882 - ____)*
  William Michael Merritt (1887 - 1949)
  Louise A Kradell Carroll (1895 - 1921)*
  Florence B Kradell Skelenger (1897 - 1975)*
  Clarence E Kradell (1902 - 1973)*
  Charles F Kradell (1906 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
East Orange
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: skellysiam
Record added: Mar 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86874706
CPO William Michael Whitey Merritt
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 Added: Mar. 17, 2012
 
 
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