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Merrill Schneider, Jr
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1925
Biloxi
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 1933
Biloxi
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA

Printed in Daily Herald on 11/23/1933:

"BILOXI BOY HANGS SELF ON SWING"

"An apparently harmless rope on which a baby might play was responsible about 4 p.m. yesterday for the death of Merrill Norvan Schneider, 8-year-old pupil of the fourth grade at St. John's school, in one of the most unusual accidents which has ever occurred in Biloxi. the youngster had been playing with an eight-year-old companion, James Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Parker, pupil of the same grade, at the latter's home, 816 Reynoir street. They were swinging on a rope, whose lower end was only aout 16 inches from the ground, in the back yard. The Parker lad had left the other boy to go on an errand and in the few minutes he was gone the accident occurred. When the lad returned he found his friend hanging in the loop at the lower end of the rope in which they placed their feet to swing. It is believed that the lad was running to catch two knots higher on the rope and that he slipped, catching and breaking his neck in the loop. The Parker child first took him from the rope and then called for help, summoning a colored woman. Mr. Schneider, who is an employee of the verterans' administration facility at Biloxi was summoned and with Otto Vuyovich took the lad to the Biloxi Hospital, but he died before reaching there. The child is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Schneider, 701 Reynoir street; four brothers, Herman Elvin, 12; Fred Edwin, 10; Gerald Raymond, 6, and Vernon Lloyd, 3. The funeral was held this afternoon from the home and at the St. John's Catholic church." 
 
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 Parents:
  Merrill Stonewall Schneider (1893 - 1959)
  Margaret Cannette Schneider (1897 - 1968)
 
Burial:
Biloxi City Cemetery
Biloxi
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Carmella Seymour
Record added: Mar 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50060028
Merrill Schneider, Jr
Added by: AHurst
 
 
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- Frank Schneider Jr
 Added: Feb. 28, 2011
Not lost to memory! Not lost to love! but gone to our Father's house above
- flgrl
 Added: Dec. 3, 2010

- Carmella Seymour
 Added: Mar. 23, 2010
 
 
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