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Subject: Merrill families in Webster, MI
Author: Katherine R. Lange Willson
Date: 28 February 2006
Classification: Death
Surnames: Merrill, Haight, Ball, Butler, Featherly

Today I was at the Washtenaw County Courthouse doing volunteer work for RAOGK.com (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness), and transcribed death certificate information on a few Merrill families who lived in Webster, MI. I'm posting the information here in the event that others might benefit from it.

Mary A. Merrill
White female, married, from Webster, Washtenaw County, MI
Died of general debility on Aug 18, 1893 at the age of 77 years and 8 months.
Was born in Philadelphia to Stephen & Sarah Haight, both from New York
Transcribed from the Washtenaw County Book of Deaths, Vol. 2, page 156, #278


Winthrop Merrill
White male, widower, from Webster, Washtenaw County, MI
Died of old age on Nov 23, 1894 at the age of 84 years, 5 months, and 5 days.
Occupation - farmer
Was born in Canada to Winthrop Merrill, deceased
Transcribed from the Washtenaw County Book of Deaths, Vol. 2, page 165, #475


George W. Merrill
White male, married, from Webster, Washtenaw County, MI
Died of heart disease on May 9, 1931 at the age of 86 years, 11 months, and 26 days.
Occupation - farmer
Was born in Michigan to Winthrop Merrill (who was born in Germany) and Mary Haight (who was born in New York)
Transcribed from the Washtenaw County Book of Deaths for 1931, page 148, #3


Frances E. Merrill
White female, married, from Webster, Washtenaw County, MI
Died of consumption on May 29, 1881 at the age of 36 years, 2 months, and 18 days.
Occupation - housekeeper
Was born in Michigan to Amos Ball (father) and unnamed deceased mother.
Transcribed from the Washtenaw County Book of Deaths, Vol. 1, page 231, #50


George Roy Merrill
White male, married, from Webster, Washtenaw County, MI
Born on Dec 9, 1889 in Michigan to George Merrill and Marian Butler.
Spouse (and informant) - Ella Featherly Merrill
Died on Nov 9, 1975 at 4:05pm at his home in Webster (8985 Merrill Road) at the age of 85 years old.
Cause of death - gastrointestinal bleeding (duration of 24 hours) due to thrombocytopenia (duration of 2-and-a-half months) due to acute leukemia (duration of 2-and-a-half months).
No autopsy was performed.
Attending physician was Charles F. Gehrke of University of Michigan Hospitals (attended Mr. Merrill from Sept 27, 1975 to Nov 9, 1975, and last saw Mr. Merrill alive on Oct 12, 1975).
Funeral arrangements handled by Keehn Funeral Home in Brighton, Livingston County, MI.
Buried on Nov 12, 1975 at Pinckney Cemetery in Pinckney, Livingston County, MI