|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1838|
|Death: ||Oct. 17, 1929|
Born at Peters Creek, Large, PA.
Died of pneumonia.
Father's name not known. Mother: Mary (who later married James Richey).
Mrs. Merriman dies at 94 [sic – she was 91]
Undated clipping from the Daily News
Possibly the oldest woman in McKeesport, Mrs. Sara Ann Merriman, who had passed away in her ninety-fourth year, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sadie Beachdel, 2501 Riverview avenue. Mrs. Merriman was born at Peters Creek, and had resided in this city almost her entire life.
She is survived by two sons, John of Connecticut, and Ovington of McKeesport; one daughter, Mrs. Beachdel, 24 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Beachdel Sunday at 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. J.J. Buell of the Westside M.E. Church. Interment will be at the Versailles Cemetery.
Married on 17 MAY 1855 to John Merriman by Rev. John Cowell of the First Methodist-Protestant Church, Allegheny City, PA.
She was the mother of eleven children; however, only eight are known by name:
Mary Emma Merriman Owston
Kate Viola Merriman Beecher Fields
John Freemont Merriman
Ovington J. Merriman
Anna May Merriman Campbell
Sarah (Sadie) O. Merriman Beachdel
John Merriman (1829 - 1893)
Merry Emma Merriman Owston (1856 - 1895)*
Kate Viola Merriman Field (1858 - 1923)*
John Freemont Merriman (1862 - 1941)*
Ovington J Merriman (1864 - 1932)*
Anna May Merriman Campbell (1866 - 1907)*
William R. Merriman (1869 - 1913)*
Frederick Merriman (1871 - 1920)*
Sarah O Merriman Beachdel (1875 - 1935)*
McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery
Plot: Lot 136, Section B
Created by: Dr. James M. Owston
Record added: Oct 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30722582
There is no sweeter word than Mother. It is my honor to visit your Memorial and tell you that you will never be forgotten by your children and all who knew and loved you. You did always your best. May you now be resting in heavenly peace.|
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