Edward Dempster Merrick

Edward Dempster Merrick

Birth
Jordan, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death 10 Jun 1911 (aged 78)
New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 102511380 · View Source
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19th Century industrialist, philanthropist, Civil War veteran and founder of Merrick Art Gallery in New Brighton in 1880

2nd Son of Silas and Fanny Miner Merrick

Siblings:
John Miner Merrick b: 1831
Charles Morris Merrick b: 1834
Mary Malvina Merrick b: 1836
Franklin Angelo Merrick b: 1845
Frederocl Silas Merrck b: 1853

Pittsburgh Press
June 11, 1911
E. DEMPSTER MERRICK
Beaver Falls, Pa., June 10 - E. Dempster Merrick, aged 79 years, an artist of considerable note, died at 1 o'clock this morning in Beaver Valley General Hospital, at New Brighton, from cerebral hemorrhages. Mr. Merrick was born in Jordan, N.Y., August 24, 1832, and with his parents moved to Fallston, Pa. in 1837. He became a telegraph operator in early life, and for a time worked in Pittsburg, Cincinnati and Philadelphia. At the outbreak of the Civil war he became connected with the government's telegraph corps and served about one year. During 1862 and 1865 he was again in the Signal corps of the army. At the close of the war he returned to the Beaver Valley and engaged in the foundry business, and in 1885, was one of the organizers of the Standard Horse Shoe Nail Co. For a number of years, he has been retired ad devoted his time to art. He was an excellent artist and a number of his pictures were sold in New York. He had a extensive collection of paintings at his studio. He is survived by three brothers, Charles N., Frederick S. and Frank A. Merrick, all of New Brighton. He was not married.


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  • Created by: Mike Wintermantel
  • Added: 23 Dec 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 102511380
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Dempster Merrick (24 Aug 1832–10 Jun 1911), Find a Grave Memorial no. 102511380, citing Grove Cemetery, New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Mike Wintermantel (contributor 47325993) .