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MERRIAM, John Elias

Male 1851 - 1940


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  • Name  MERRIAM, John Elias  
    Born  22 Oct 1851  , Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened  7 Mar 1857  Holland Twp, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1881  Chatsworth, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation  1881  Chatsworth, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cabinet maker 
    Residence  1891  Harriston, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation  1900  Harriston, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Manufacturer 
    • In Harriston Ontario sometime around 1900 a planing mill began operation. It was established by John Eilas Merriam and his brother Austin Anthony Merriam and located on the west side of Young St. on the north bank of the Maitland River. When Austin died in 1924 John Merriam took Emiel Welte on as partner and at that time the mill switched from water power to steam. Oldtimers recall the remains of a dam and water wheel near the site of Merriam's Mill. Merriam's planing mill seemed to stay out of the building busness, unlike other planing mills. Instead they specialized in fine quality work, made to order and are known to have manufactured crokinole boards among their wide variety of products. On the death of his partner, Emiel Welte, John Merriam called upon his son Les to join him in the firm. Les Merriam operated the mill until the mid- 1950's. The Younge Street bridge in Harriston was known as the Merriam bridge.
    Died  21 Oct 1940  Harriston, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Harriston, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • Harriston Cemetery
    Person ID  I1163  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2016 

    Father  MERRIAM, Justus Johnson,   b. 29 Aug 1818, Haldimand Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1900, Chatsworth, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  HONEYWELL, Caroline Elizabeth,   b. 10 Nov 1824, Haldimand Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1912, Chatsworth, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Aug 1842  Haldimand Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F389  Group Sheet

    Family  SPARROW, Margaret,   b. 31 Oct 1850, , , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1936, Harriston, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Dec 1876  Holland Twp, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     01. MERRIAM, Leslie John,   b. 27 Sep 1878, Holland Twp, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969, Harriston, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     02. MERRIAM, Arletta Margaret,   b. 22 Dec 1879, Chatsworth, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1880, Chatsworth, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >03. MERRIAM, Melville Henry,   b. 15 Sep 1880, Holland Twp, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1936, Butte, Silver Bow Co, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     04. MERRIAM, Manchester Norris,   b. 1885, Harriston, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, Harriston, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  30 Sep 2012 
    Family ID  F415  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Oct 1851 - , Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 7 Mar 1857 - Holland Twp, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Dec 1876 - Holland Twp, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Chatsworth, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cabinet maker - 1881 - Chatsworth, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Harriston, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1900 - Harriston, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Oct 1940 - Harriston, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Harriston, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S287] 1901 CENSUS: Ontario, CANADA, (1901 census of Canada. RG 31. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.).
      Shows date of birth 31 October 1850.

    2. [S450] 1871 CENSUS: Ontario, CANADA, (CollectionsCanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1871/), 1871 census of Canada. RG 31. Library and Archives..
      Shows age 20.

    3. [S540] BIRTH Record: Ontario, CANADA - Wesleyan Baptism Records, Bill Martin, (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wjmartin/) (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S361] 1881 CENSUS: Ontario, CANADA, (1881 census of Canada. RG 31. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.).

    5. [S350] 1891 CENSUS: Ontario, CANADA, (1891 census of Canada. RG 31. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.).

    6. [S456] Personal Knowledge of: CUTTING, Kit, (Kit Cutting, Administrator - Genealogist (http://www.MerriamFamilyTree.org) - Email: KitCutting@MerriamFamilyTree.org).

    7. [S406] CEMETERY Finding Aid: Ontario, CANADA, (Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid (http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/)).

    8. [S142] WEBSITE: FIND A GRAVE, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=156438198 (Reliability: 2).