Wilbur Alva Merriam

Wilbur Alva Merriam

Birth
Avon, Bon Homme County, South Dakota, USA
Death 24 Jul 1954 (aged 67)
Ogden, Boone County, Iowa, USA
Burial Ogden, Boone County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 44295866 · View Source
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Funeral Services Held for Wilbur A. Merriam July 26

Funeral rites for Wilbur A. Merriam were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 26 at the Community Methodist Church in Ogden. The Rev. Brown Garlock was the officiating clergyman.

Mrs. Margaret Wright sang "In the Garden" and "Beyond the Sunset," Mrs. O.F. Ehlers was the organist.

Mr. and Mrs. Loran Roe, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Howard McClelland were in charge of the flowers, and the many memorials.

Bearers were Cliff Beckman, Phillip Beckman, Arold Boehm, Fred Lark, John Dawson and Marlond Balcer.

Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery.

Wilbur Alva Merriam, son of Dr. Edward and Edith Merriam, was born in Tripp, South Dakota on May 30, 1887 and passed away at his home in Ogden July 24, 1954 at the age of 67 years, 1 month and 24 days, of a malignancy that kept him bedfast for months.

In 1890 the family moved to St. Edwards, Nebraska and in 1892 came to Ogden, where Wilbur obtained his schooling and grew to manhood.

In 1910 he was married to Myrtle Benshoof at Madison, Minnesota and to this union a son, Alva, was born. The Merriam's farmed in South Dakota and Iowa until l933 when they moved back to Ogden, where they have since made their home.

Besides his wife Myrtle, and son, Alva, he is survived also by his daughter-in-law, Edna, two grandchildren, Dale and Margret; and by four brothers and sisters, Stella Sparks of Ogden; Gertie Nelson of Stratford; Ed of Ogden; Emery of Wood, Wisconsin; Ethel Becker of Boone; Melvin of Boone; Ortie of Ogden; Louise Hensen of Des Moines; Mildred Lamb, Boone; and Isabelle Husmann of Ogden.

He loved his home and family very much, spending most of his time at home, working and building.



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  • Created by: Mayflower 46
  • Added: 13 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44295866
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilbur Alva Merriam (30 May 1887–24 Jul 1954), Find a Grave Memorial no. 44295866, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Ogden, Boone County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Mayflower 46 (contributor 47003187) .