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Isaac Elmer Merritt
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1839
Death: Nov. 9, 1919

Founder of Merritt Manufacturing Company, alderman of Lockport. He lived on the Merritt Farm in Newfane until 26. Went to NYC as a grocery clerk for a year. In 1866 he moved back to Lockport from West Somerset.

He worked with Mr. Merritt and Thompson Mann on Locus Street. It was a retail business until 1869. In 1870 he entered the implement business with Mr. Mann and began to manufacture of threshing machines and later on the Niagara mower. In 1882 they built the stone machine shop buildings on the bank of the Hydraulic raceway which supplied power via cable to other businesses across the street. The shop building was originally used to make staves and handles and in 1884 he organized the I.E. Merritt Machinery Co. He retired in 1894 when the business was destroyed by fire.

He served for 14 years on the Railroad Commission and was the largest shareholder in the Lockport & Buffalo Railway. The 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac Merritt (1802 - 1853)
  Delilah Wisner Merritt (1813 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Jane Mann Merritt (1843 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  Louis Gilbert Merritt (1865 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  Phoebe Caroline Merritt (1831 - 1835)*
  Hannah Elizabeth Merritt Mann (1837 - 1909)*
  Isaac Elmer Merritt (1839 - 1919)
  Shubal Scudder Merritt (1842 - 1918)*
  Harvey Alverson Merritt (1848 - 1850)*
  Mary D Merritt Christy (1851 - 1934)*
  Edward Maylon Merritt (1854 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cold Springs Cemetery
Lockport
Niagara County
New York, USA
Plot: Section E Lot 40. Buried Nov. 11, 1919.
 
Created by: Chris Collman
Record added: Jun 12, 2012
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Isaac Elmer Merritt
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