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 Lydia <I>Way</I> Merritt

Lydia Way Merritt

Birth
Iowa, USA
Death 7 Jan 1917 (aged 63)
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Segment# 12, Lot# SGL, Grave# 2314
Memorial ID 153868240 · View Source
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Lydia was the daughter of Joshua Way and his wife Elois Doud. She was the stepdaughter of Ruth Ridlen Way Lowman. Some of Lydia's siblings were Asberry, Emily, Catharine, Seth, Owen, Walter, and William.

She was married to George W Wright in Mahaska County, Iowa on October 27th, 1967. Some of their children were Charles, Emily Jane (Jane/Jennie), Josephine Eunice (Josie), Nellie, and Lewis. Lydia and George Wright divorced and he moved back to his native Massachusetts where he lived with is brother brother for a time.

She was next married to George Merritt in 1888. She was mother of Lewis Wright from her previous marriage. In the Census of 1900 he is a stepson to George but with the last name Merritt. Lewis was born in 1877 in Iowa.

Her son Lewis married Mattie Grate. Daughter Jennie married Frank Caris. Jennie would later have the married name of Mathewson. Her daughter Josephine was married to Jacob Pageler. Daughter Nellie married Levi Parsons.

Lydia's burial date was January 9th, 1917.


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  • Created by: KDQ
  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153868240
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lydia Way Merritt (5 Jan 1854–7 Jan 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153868240, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by KDQ (contributor 48081182) .