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Merrill families in Webster, MI

Merrill families in Webster, MI

Posted: 1141162248000
Classification: Death
Surnames: Merrill, Haight, Ball, Butler, Featherly
Today I was at the Washtenaw County Courthouse doing volunteer work for (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

Re: Merrill families in Webster, MI

Posted: 1161655038000
Classification: Query
Karen ~ My humble thanks! The Merrills listed in the death information from Webster are my kin! Winthrop Merrill was my great great grandfather. George Washington Merrill was my great grandmother's brother. My great grandmother, Emily Gertrude Merrill (nicknamed: Emma) married Joseph William RUTHERFORD in 1880. Their only child, John Joseph RUTHERFORD, was my grandfather. Another Merrill sister, Julia A. Merrill married Joseph W. Rutherford's younger brother, Thomas A. RUTHERFORD in 1863 in Michigan. Both brothers and the Merrill sisters settled in Mont Clare, Cook Co., IL around 1845 and remained there for the rest of their lives. All are buried at Rosehill Cemetery in NE part of Chicago, Cook Co., IL in the Rutherford Family Plot ~ Section H. Winthrop Merrill (b. 1771; d. 1866) was the father of the Winthrop Merrill you have listed. [He was my great great great grandfather!] He and his wife, Mary (nee BEAN) and another of their sons, George W. Merrill, settled in the Mont Clare, Jefferson Twp., Cook Co., IL area in 1835. That son, George W. Merrill (b. 1812; d. 1902), owned the first tavern in the area (and was called Whiskey Point). He married Lydia Juliet LOVETT in 1834. This branch of the Merrill Family Tree are buried at Union Ridge Cemetery - Cook Co., IL. Hope this additional information will help continue to carry the 'torch of genealogy' . Thanks for your help!!

Re: Merrill families in Webster, MI

Posted: 1166947138000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Merrill
I have a copy of a letter George Washington Merrill wrote to Emma dated Aug. 30, 1864. In it he mentions an "Uncle Alf" and an "Uncle Ike"

Re: Merrill families in Webster, MI

Posted: 1339598718000
Classification: Query
wish to say thank you for this.. just starting out and digging for clues..

Lateral ancestor is George Roy Merrill, son of George W. Merrill 1844-1931. GW Merrill's second wife was Marion Butler, dau of Harvey C. Butler 1818-1871 and Mary Wadley 1832-1905.
• MARY B. MERRILL, b. April 12, 1887, Webster, Washtenaw Co, Michigan; m. FRANK WALTER, August 13, 1917.
• G. ROY MERRILL, b. December 09, 1889, Webster, Washtenaw Co, Michigan; d. November 1975, Washtenaw Co, Michigan; m. NORMA E. VAUGHAN, Abt. 1915.
• HAZEL G. MERRILL, b. August 28, 1892, Michigan; d. September 14, 1984, Northville, Wayne Co, Michigan; m. LYLE HENDEE, February 15, 1919, Michigan.

Trying to figure out the Wadley line.. I found Mary Wadley Eggleston's dc on line and it listed her parents as Amos Wadley and Beda Glass.. This part is where it gets confusing.. I don't think Amos Wadley was her father..
Several sources say Beda Glass married Moses Wadley from NY. Can't figure when Moses (abt 1825?) died, but children found for Moses and Beda is Almira and Jonathan. Moses did had a brother Amos, who also moved to MI in 1847, but he married Clarissa Thurber in Michigan. Both were still living as of 1860 so think dc is wrong.. I am assuming, Beda moved to Michigan after Moses died.. She is in Michigan in 1850. Almira Wadley Daniels, wife of Horatio Daniel was their daughter.

Who do you go to if info on death cert. if incorrect???

Hoping to connect with others related to this line..and exchange info..

Mary Wadley Butler Merrill was survived by two children..
Marion V. Merrill
Roxanna Dawson, wife of Robert Dawson 1855-?

Any leads greatly appreciated..


Re: Merrill families in Webster, MI

Posted: 1352767433000
Classification: Query
hello im interested to know about Norma e Vaughan born 1915
do you have any info on her? was she from Colorado born in new Mexico?
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