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Dr Harry Percival “Doc” Mera Jr.

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Dr Harry Percival “Doc” Mera Jr.

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 15 Apr 1951 (aged 75)
Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 55071336 View Source
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He arrived in NM in 1901. During WWl he was a US Army captain. In 1929 he left medicine and became the first curator of the Laboratory of Anthropology. He wrote 3 books. He was the designer of the Zia New Mexican flag which his wife Reba sewed for him in 1925. He won $25 in the competition to replace the flag designed by Robert Emerson Twitchell designed in 1915. He died of heart failure.


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