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 Pearl D. <I>Graham</I> Merrick

Pearl D. Graham Merrick

Birth
Ripley County, Indiana, USA
Death 4 Oct 1983 (aged 94)
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA
Burial Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 40627571 · View Source
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Pearl Graham Striker Merrick was one of ten children born to George and Sarah Graham. Pearl was a lively, fashionable young lady that was very close to her sister Janet (Graham-Reuter). Pearl married my grandfather, Clifford Striker, and sadly, Grampa Clifford passed away when my dad, Charles Graham Striker, was ten months old. Being widowed with a young child, my great aunt and uncle (Irving and Janet Reuter) stepped in to help raise and mentor my father. A few years passed and Pearl met up with an old beau, Frank Merrick, of whom Pearl believed to have been killed in WWI. Frank and Pearl were married for a short time before Frank succumbed to a sudden heart attack, once again leaving Pearl widowed with a young child. Great Uncle Irving and Great Aunt Janet made sure my father Charles had the best of everything including schooling and travel. Sadly, Uncle Irving passed away in 1972. Pearl lived a long, interesting life and sadly passed away on my birthday in 1983. Janet passed away the following year. They were extremely intelligent beautiful people that I wished I could have spent more time with. Rest in peace grandma.


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  • Maintained by: Dianne (Striker) Snell
  • Originally Created by: Bob Lee
  • Added: 13 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40627571
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pearl D. Graham Merrick (23 Apr 1889–4 Oct 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40627571, citing Oaklawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Dianne (Striker) Snell (contributor 46574535) .