|Birth: ||Mar. 16, 1876|
|Death: ||Sep. 27, 1941|
Joseph Henry Merritt was born on Tuesday, March 16, 1876 in Rock Creek, Pottawatomie County, Kansas to William Arch Sr & Adocia A "Josie" (Walden)Merritt. His parents moved from Putnam County, Indiana to Pottawatomie County, Kansas in 1869. He went through elementary up to the 4th grade. In 1900 census at the age of 24 he is first listed living in West Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.
Joseph married Nellie Barrett June 15, 1904 in Vigo Co., Indiana. Living close to family just blocks away sometimes; he lived in Terre Haute his entire married life. They had 5 children (per 1940 census). Only 4 names known at this time.
Sarah Elizabeth Merritt Johnson
Andrew Jackson "Jack" Merritt
Gertrude "Gerty" Merritt Quinn
Joseph worked various odd jobs, was a Teamster & a laborer for the Vigo County Highway Department. He rented a home for $9 a month on South First Street in Terre Haute & is his last known address. Passing away at a young age of only 64 on Saturday, September 27, 1941.
It saddens me that I was not able to know him but if his sons were anything like him I have no doubt he was good man with a great sense of humor.
William Arch Merritt (1832 - 1897)
Adocia A Walden Merritt (1838 - 1911)
Nellie Barrett Merritt (1880 - 1957)*
Sarah Elizabeth Merritt Johnson (1905 - 1973)*
Joe Merritt (1917 - 1998)*
Andrew Jackson Merritt (1918 - 1997)*
Gertrude Louise Merritt Quinn (1921 - 2008)*
West Terre Haute
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