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MERRIAM, Clinton Hart

MERRIAM, Clinton Hart

Male 1855 - 1942

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  • Name  MERRIAM, Clinton Hart   [1
    Born  5 Dec 1855  Leyden, Lewis Co, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Education  Merriam studied biology and anatomy at Yale University and obtained an M.D. from the School of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in 1879. He taught for a while at Harvard University.  [2
    Accomplishments  One of thirty-three founders of the National Geographic Society  [3
    Accomplishments  Was a U.S. congressman  [2
    Accomplishments  1888  [2
    In 1883, he was a founding member of the American Ornithologists' Union. He was one of the original founders of the National Geographic Society in 1888.  
    Accomplishments  1899  [2
    In 1899, he helped railroad magnate E. H. Harriman to organize an exploratory voyage along the Alaska coastline. 
    Occupation  In 1886, he became the first chief of the Division of Economic Ornithology and Mammalogy of the United States Department of Agriculture, predecessor to the National Wildlife Research Center and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.  [2
    Died  19 Mar 1942  , Alameda Co, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried  Port Leyden, Lewis Co, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Locust Grove Cemetery
    Notes 
    • Extensive history of this well-known Merriam is found in the Pope book. Some of it will be reproduced in this database in the near future. --Jerry Boor, Web Technician, August 2011.
    • In 1900 the Merriam's Wild Turkey was named in his honor. [2]
    Person ID  I6037  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified  8 Dec 2016 

    Father  MERRIAM, Clinton Levi,   b. 25 Mar 1824, Leyden, Lewis Co, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1900, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  HART, Caroline,   b. 26 Oct 1827, Turin, Lewis Co, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1893 
    Married  5 Dec 1849 
    Family ID  F2102  Group Sheet

    Family  GOSNEL, Virginia Elizabeth,   b. 1863, , , Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1937 
    Married  15 Oct 1886  Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    >01. MERRIAM, Dorothy,   b. 21 May 1890, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1982
     02. MERRIAM, Zenaida,   b. 4 Apr 1892, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  25 Jun 2014 
    Family ID  F374  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Dec 1855 - Leyden, Lewis Co, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Oct 1886 - Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Mar 1942 - , Alameda Co, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Port Leyden, Lewis Co, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Photo: MERRIAM, Clinton Hart b 5 Dec 1855
    Photo: MERRIAM, Clinton Hart b 5 Dec 1855

    Histories
    NEW YORK: A Brief Biography of Clinton Hart Merriam
    NEW YORK: A Brief Biography of Clinton Hart Merriam
    From: Men of Mark in America, Merrill E. Gates, Editor, 1906

  • 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 322, 419 (1076). (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S423] WEBSITE: Wikipedia, Public Contributors, (http://www.Wikipedia.com) (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S1119] Website: National Geographic Society, (www.nationalgeographic.com), http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2012/09/27/clinton-hart-merriam-from-teenage-taxidermist-to-national-geographic-founder/ (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S561] DEATH Record: California, USA, (LDS), (www.FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S142] WEBSITE: FIND A GRAVE (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S545] MARRIAGE Record: District of Columbia, USA, (www.familysearch.org) (Reliability: 2).