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MERRIAM, Charles

Male 1806 - 1887


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  • Name  MERRIAM, Charles   [1
    Born  21 Nov 1806  West Brookfield, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Accomplishments  1832 
    With brother George MERRIAM (I5749) was co-founder of G & C Merriam Company; a publishing company in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1847, the company published the first Merriam-Webster Dictionary  
    Occupation  Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Printer and Publisher 
    Died  9 Jul 1887  Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Springfield Cemetery
    Notes 
    • OBJE: HEL CAPEN MERRIAM
      OBJE: NOTE Courtesy of Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, Springfield, MA
    Person ID  I5750  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified  10 Nov 2016 

    Father  MERRIAM, Dan,   b. 21 Sep 1771, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1823, Brookfield, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  CLAPP, Thirza,   b. 19 May 1781, Brookfield, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1871, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  31 Jan 1802  Brookfield, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Feb 1802  Brookfield, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3750  Group Sheet

    Family 1  WARRINER, Sophia Eleanor,   b. 14 Jun 1808, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1858, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Aug 1835  Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     01. MERRIAM, William Warriner,   b. 12 Feb 1837,   d. 30 Jan 1889
     02. MERRIAM, Eleanor Sophia,   b. 4 Sep 1839,   d. 23 Jan 1906
    >03. MERRIAM, Harriet Newell,   b. 3 May 1842,   d. 17 Jun 1917
     04. MERRIAM, Elizabeth Warriner,   b. 9 Jul 1844, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1906
     05. MERRIAM, Charles Lewis,   b. 4 Aug 1847,   d. 8 Aug 1848, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Oct 2014 
    Family ID  F3116  Group Sheet

    Family 2  CAPEN, Rachel White,   b. 5 Apr 1824, Gaines, Orleans Co, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1899, Gloucester, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 May 1860  Detroit, Wayne Co, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >01. MERRIAM, Ruth White,   b. 25 May 1862, , , Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1950
    Last Modified  30 Sep 2012 
    Family ID  F3117  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Nov 1806 - West Brookfield, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Printer and Publisher - - Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Aug 1835 - Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 May 1860 - Detroit, Wayne Co, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jul 1887 - Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    MASSACHUSETTS: A brief biography of MERRIAM, Charles b 21 Nov 1806
    MASSACHUSETTS: A brief biography of MERRIAM, Charles b 21 Nov 1806
    Excerpt from: Personal Memoirs Related to the Families of the State of Massachusetts, William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams, Editors,, Vol. II, New York, LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY 1910
    MASSACHUSETTS: 'Remarkable Women of the Pioneer Valley': Rachel  Capen Merriam
    MASSACHUSETTS: "Remarkable Women of the Pioneer Valley": Rachel Capen Merriam

  • Sources 
    1. [S255] GENEALOGY: MERRIAM GENEALOGY IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA, Pope, Charles Henry - 1906, (Reprint compiled by John Merriam Kingsbury through Bullbrier Press - 1986), pages 180, 306 (617). (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S240] DEATH Record: Massachusetts, USA, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NWPT-YNR (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S142] WEBSITE: FIND A GRAVE, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44994883 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S831] VITAL Record: Massachusetts, USA - Springfield , (http://ma-vitalrecords.org/) (Reliability: 2).