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MERRIAM, James Fiske

Male 1845 - 1918  (73 years)


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  • Name MERRIAM, James Fiske   [1
    Born 2 May 1845  Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Education 1867  New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Yale University; studied theology at New Haven and Andover, 1867-1871. 
    Residence Jun 1870  Andover, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Pastor 1871-1872  Farmington, Hartford Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pastor 1877-1879  Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pastor at Indian Orchard (near Springfield), 1877-1879; was refused installation there by a Congregational council, called for the purpose on account of his disbelief in the doctrine of future punishment; an event somewhat noted as a battle-ground and turning point in the latitude of theological opinion among Congregational clergy; but he was retained by the local church until obliged to retire by reason of ill health." 
    Occupation Jun 1880  Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Clergyman 
    Residence 4 Jun 1880  Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1884-1895  Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Investment Dealer 
    • "In business as a dealer in investment securities..."
    Died Jul 1918  [4
    Buried Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I6029  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2021 

    Father MERRIAM, George,   b. 19 Jan 1803, Worcester, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1880, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother FISKE, Abigail,   b. 28 Feb 1812, New Braintree, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1875, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1842 
    Family ID F2094  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family SPRAGUE, Charlotte Elizabeth,   b. 27 Aug 1845, , , Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1925  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1869 
    Children 
     1. MERRIAM, Helen,   b. 6 Sep 1870, , , Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. MERRIAM, Elizabeth,   b. 27 Mar 1872, , , Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1957, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F3432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 May 1845 - Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Yale University; studied theology at New Haven and Andover, 1867-1871. - 1867 - New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1870 - Andover, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPastor - 1871-1872 - Farmington, Hartford Co, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPastor - Pastor at Indian Orchard (near Springfield), 1877-1879; was refused installation there by a Congregational council, called for the purpose on account of his disbelief in the doctrine of future punishment; an event somewhat noted as a battle-ground and turning point in the latitude of theological opinion among Congregational clergy; but he was retained by the local church until obliged to retire by reason of ill health." - 1877-1879 - Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clergyman - Jun 1880 - Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 4 Jun 1880 - Wallingford, New Haven Co, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Investment Dealer - 1884-1895 - Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • 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 306, 415 (1061). (Reliability: 3).
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    2. [S140] 1870 CENSUS: USA, (FamilySearch.org), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDSP-VFZ (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S320] 1880 CENSUS: USA, (FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFCR-ZDQ (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S142] WEBSITE: Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35165415 (Reliability: 2).