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# Person ID Full Name Accomplishments: Date Accomplishments: Fact Accomplishments: Place Birth Date Birth Place Death Date Death Place
1 I74785  MCNUTT, Paul Vories  1946-1947  AMBASSADOR
United States Ambassador to the Philippines
 
, , , Philippines   19 Jul 1891  Franklin, Johnson Co, Indiana, United States   24 Mar 1955  New York City, Borough of Manhattan, New York, United States  
2 I5787  MERRIAM, Augustus Chapman    ARCHAEOLOGIST
Augustus Chapman Merriam was the first American scholar to specialize in archaeology and epigraphy.

 
  30 May 1843  Leyden, Lewis Co, New York, United States   19 Jan 1895  Athens, , , Greece  
3 I66701  ATWATER, Charles Woodard Sr  1918-1919  ATTORNEY GENERAL  , , New York, United States   23 Apr 1885  Middletown, Middlesex Co, Connecticut, United States   24 Mar 1946   
4 I9181  MERIAM, Melissa Lee               
5 I9154  MERIAM, James Lathrop    AUTHOR
Two leading textbooks for over 45 years, in Mechanical Engineering (Statics and Dynamics).
Awarded Distinguished Educator Award for outstanding service to Engineering Mechanics Education for the American Society of Engineering Education.
In 1992, received the Benjamin Grover Lamme Award, the highest national award in its field. 
  25 Mar 1917  Columbia, Boone Co, Missouri, United States   18 Jul 2000  Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co, California, United States  
6 I9107  MERIAM, Junius Lathrop    AUTHOR    28 Oct 1872  Randolph, Portage Co, Ohio, United States   29 Jun 1960  Los Altos, Santa Clara Co, California, United States  
7 I6028  MERRIAM, George Spring  1870-1878  AUTHOR - EDITOR
"Associate editor of The Christian Union, now called The Outlook, 1870-1875. Since 1878 resident in Springfield. Member of the Board of Directors of G. & C. Merriam (publishers of Webster's Dictionary), but chiefly engaged in literary pursuits. Author of "A Living Faith," "The Way of Life," "The Life and Times of Samuel Bowles," "The Story of William and Lucy Smith," "Noah Porter" (a memorial by friends), "A Symphony of the Spirit" (compilation of poems), "The Chief End of Man," "Reminiscences and Letters of Caroline C. Briggs," and "The Negro and the Nation" (a history of American slavery and enfranchisement)." 
  13 Jan 1843  Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States   22 Jan 1914  Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States  
8 I66293  LIND, Lawson Austin    BOARD MEMBER
Lawson was a member on several boards

BUILDER
He was extremely proud to be a part of building the new Creelman Community Rink

DINNER THEATRE
He loved to curl and always enjoyed working at the Creelman Dinner Threatre

GARDENER
He took great pride in his yard in Creelman
 
Creelman, , Saskatchewan, Canada   12 Mar 1922  Tyvan, , Saskatchewan, Canada   16 Mar 2010  Weyburn, , Saskatchewan, Canada  
9 I65368  HUBBARD, Calvin    BUILDER
Built the first paper mill in Montpelier, Vermont 
Montpelier, Washington Co, Vermont, United States   22 Mar 1787    Abt 1825  Chelsea, Orange Co, Vermont, United States  
10 I62505  WILLARD, Josiah  1733  CO-FOUNDER
One of the founders of Winchester, New Hampshire 
Winchester, Cheshire Co, New Hampshire, United States   21 Jan 1715  Lunenburg, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States   19 Apr 1786  Winchester, Cheshire Co, New Hampshire, United States  
11 I5749  MERRIAM, George  1832  CO-FOUNDER
With brother Charles MERRIAM (I5750) was co-founder of G & C Merriam Company; a publishing company in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1847 the company published the first Merriam-Webster Dictionary. 
Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States   19 Jan 1803  Worcester, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States   22 Jun 1880  Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States  
12 I66151  MERRIAM, George Rennell III    COLLEGE PROFESSOR
CLINICIAN - RESEARCHER
George Rennell Merriam, M.D., was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and a renown clinician and researcher at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System. For a synopsis of his many accomplishments, please see his full obituary at:https://edwardsmemorial.com/tribute/all-services/index.html?orderBy=date-of-death&search=George%20Rennell%20Merriam 
Seattle, King Co, Washington, United States   21 Sep 1947  , , New Jersey, United States   26 Sep 2013  , , Washington, United States  
13 I6615  WEST, Thomas Clinton    ELKS LODGE
Mr. West was a life member and former exalted ruler of Elks Lodge No. 538 in Grass valley. He enjoyed Dixieland music, traveling and volunteering his time in the community. 
  5 Jul 1928  Exeter, Tulare Co, California, United States   19 Apr 2010  Grass Valley, Nevada Co, California, United States  
14 I61125  MESSER, Paul  1923  ENGINEER
Introduced reinforced concrete to Japan during the construction of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Tokyo Imperial Hotel in 1923. 
Tokyo, , , Japan   14 Feb 1873  Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois, United States   Yes, date unknown   
15 I65016  BROWN, Allan Robert    ENGINEER
Registered Professional Engineer 
, , New York, United States   11 Feb 1921  , , Massachusetts, United States   23 Sep 2019  Delmar, Wicomico Co, Maryland, United States  
16 I61956  WHITE, Rev John Brown  1855  FOUNDER
Founder of Almira College; currently know as Greenville College 
Greenville, Bond Co, Illinois, United States   10 Mar 1810  Bow, Merrimack Co, New Hampshire, United States   12 Feb 1887  Greenville, Bond Co, Illinois, United States  
17 I62402  HUBBARD, Jonathan    FOUNDER
One of the original founders 
Rindge, Cheshire Co, New Hampshire, United States   18 Jun 1683  Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States   7 Apr 1761  Townsend, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States  
18 I5750  MERRIAM, Charles  1832  FOUNDER
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.  
Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States   21 Nov 1806  West Brookfield, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States   9 Jul 1887  Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States  
19 I62516  BELLOWS, Benjamin    FOUNDER  Walpole, Cheshire Co, New Hampshire, United States   26 May 1712  Lancaster, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States   10 Jul 1777  Walpole, Cheshire Co, New Hampshire, United States  
20 I6037  MERRIAM, Clinton Hart  1883  FOUNDER(s):
National Geographic Society -
One of the 33 founders. 
  5 Dec 1855  Leyden, Lewis Co, New York, United States   19 Mar 1942  , Alameda Co, California, United States  
21 I6037  MERRIAM, Clinton Hart  1883  FOUNDING MEMBER
American Ornithologists' Union 
  5 Dec 1855  Leyden, Lewis Co, New York, United States   19 Mar 1942  , Alameda Co, California, United States  
22 I14494  MERRIAM, Frank Finley  June 2, 1934 - January 2, 1939  GOVERNOR
California - 28th Governor 
, , California, United States   22 Dec 1865  Hopkinton, Delaware Co, Iowa, United States   25 Apr 1955  Long Beach, Los Angeles Co, California, United States  
23 I64762  HUBBARD, Richard Dudley  1876  GOVERNOR
Connecticut 
, , Connecticut, United States   7 Sep 1818  Berlin, Hartford Co, Connecticut, United States   28 Feb 1884  Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut, United States  
24 I74785  MCNUTT, Paul Vories  1933-1937  GOVERNOR
Indiana - 34th Governor 
, , Indiana, United States   19 Jul 1891  Franklin, Johnson Co, Indiana, United States   24 Mar 1955  New York City, Borough of Manhattan, New York, United States  
25 I61935  DWINELL, Seymour Lane  1955 - 1959  GOVERNOR
New Hampshire 
, , New Hampshire, United States   14 Nov 1906  Newport, Orleans Co, Vermont, United States   27 Mar 1997  Hanover, Grafton Co, New Hampshire, United States  
26 I62509  HUBBARD, Jonathan  1749  GRANTEE
One of the original grantees 
Rindge, Cheshire Co, New Hampshire, United States   23 Jan 1718  Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States   1 Jun 1759   
27 I62509  HUBBARD, Jonathan  Abt 1757  GRANTEE
One of the original grantees 
Charlestown, Sullivan Co, New Hampshire, United States   23 Jan 1718  Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States   1 Jun 1759   
28 I72864  MERRIAM, Lawrence Campbell Jr    HISTORIAN
Oral History Interview 
  31 Aug 1923  Portland, Multnomah Co, Oregon, United States   5 Oct 2008  Corvallis, Benton Co, Oregon, United States  
29 I6614  MERRIAM, Lorraine Marie    HOUSEKEEPER
She took pride in working as a house keeper and cook for St. Patrick's Parish in Grass Valley. Lorraine was always devoted to family, church and a supporter for women in military service.

CHOIR MEMBER
FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION PRESIDENT
PIANO PLAYER
For many years, Lorraine was a member of St. Patrick's choir, past member and president of the Young Ladies Institute. She enjoyed and excelled at piano playing, sewing, quilting and crochet needle work. 
  3 Mar 1931  Saginaw, Saginaw Co, Michigan, United States   3 Jan 2018  Grass Valley, Nevada Co, California, United States  
30 I12711  MERRIAM, Henry Parker    INVENTOR
Invented a fuse for large calibre guns. 
  5 Jun 1863  Lawrence, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States   Yes, date unknown   
31 I5935  MERRIAM, Major General Henry Clay    INVENTOR
Merriam Infantry Pack 
  13 Nov 1837  Houlton, Aroostook Co, Maine, United States   18 Nov 1912  Portland, Cumberland Co, Maine, United States  
32 I61981  OLIN, Henry    JUDGE
Vermont State Court 
, , Vermont, United States   7 May 1768  Shaftsbury, Bennington Co, Vermont, United States   18 Aug 1837  Salisbury, Addison Co, Vermont, United States  
33 I81801  CAMPBELL, Francis J  1909  KNIGHTED
For his lifelong achievements for the blind by King Edward VII, of England
Note: Blinded by the age of 4 years old, by a locust branch 
, , , England   9 Oct 1832  Winchester, Franklin Co, Tennessee, United States   3 Jun 1914  London, , , England  
34 I78548  WALLACE, Albert J  1911-1915  LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
25th Lt Governor of California, Jan 1911-Jan 1915. 
, , California, United States   11 Feb 1853  Guelph, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada   23 Feb 1939  Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, California, United States  
35 I61981  OLIN, Henry  1827-1830  LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Vermont 
, , Vermont, United States   7 May 1768  Shaftsbury, Bennington Co, Vermont, United States   18 Aug 1837  Salisbury, Addison Co, Vermont, United States  
36 I5873  MERRIAM, Seward Lincoln  1893-1894  MAYOR
Port Huron, Michigan, United States 
Port Huron, St Clair Co, Michigan, United States   18 Mar 1861  Romeo, Macomb Co, Michigan, United States   1945  Phoenix, Maricopa Co, Arizona, United States  
37 I13825  MERRIAM, Mary Wood    MUSICIAN
Endowed with rare musical powers and trained by eminent teachers at home and abroad, Mrs. Whitney achieved great success in England and America; was one of the quartet selected to sing at the funeral of General Grant in 1885... 
  2 Mar 1839  Westminster, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States   1925   
38 I84625  AXTELL, Joseph  1 Oct 1792  NAMED TOWN
Named the town Grafton after placing the winning bid of 5 dollars at an auction for the honor of naming the town. Prior to that, the town was known as Thomlinson. 
Grafton, Windham Co, Vermont, United States   1763  Grafton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States   11 Apr 1813  Grafton, Windham Co, Vermont, United States  
39 I66151  MERRIAM, George Rennell III    ORGANIZER
Dr. Merriam was a principal leader and organizer behind the Meriam's Corner festivities held at the Minuteman National Historical Park each April. Patriots hid behind the Meriam house on April 19, 1975 and fired on the British troops who were in retreat back to Lexington and Boston. Typically held one weekend before Patriot's Day by the Village of Concord, the commemoration includes a parade that ends at the Meriam house. Merriam descendants are invited to participate and march behind the Mer(r)iam banner. A business meeting, tours of the house and an evening banquet are typical of the events. Dr. Merriam's shoes are big shoes to fill in continuing the events, but organizers vowed to continue.  
  21 Sep 1947  , , New Jersey, United States   26 Sep 2013  , , Washington, United States  
40 I6037  MERRIAM, Clinton Hart  1899  ORGANIZER
In 1899, he helped railroad magnate E. H. Harriman to organize an exploratory voyage along the Alaska coastline. 
  5 Dec 1855  Leyden, Lewis Co, New York, United States   19 Mar 1942  , Alameda Co, California, United States  
41 I4463  MERRIAM, Charles Wolcott  1904-1916  PASTOR
Second Congregational Church
(different location)
 
Greenfield, Franklin Co, Massachusetts, United States   5 Jan 1876  Rochester, Monroe Co, New York, United States   8 Mar 1956   
42 I4463  MERRIAM, Charles Wolcott  1916 - 1933  PASTOR
The Park (First) Congregational Church  
Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan, United States   5 Jan 1876  Rochester, Monroe Co, New York, United States   8 Mar 1956   
43 I4463  MERRIAM, Charles Wolcott  1933 - 1939  PASTOR
United Church 
Deerfield, Franklin Co, Massachusetts, United States   5 Jan 1876  Rochester, Monroe Co, New York, United States   8 Mar 1956   
44 I4463  MERRIAM, Charles Wolcott  25 Jun 1901  PASTOR
Second Congregational Church 
Cohasset, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts, United States   5 Jan 1876  Rochester, Monroe Co, New York, United States   8 Mar 1956   
45 I5873  MERRIAM, Seward Lincoln  1888-1890  PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
Port Huron, Michigan, United States 
Port Huron, St Clair Co, Michigan, United States   18 Mar 1861  Romeo, Macomb Co, Michigan, United States   1945  Phoenix, Maricopa Co, Arizona, United States  
46 I8858  CHENEY, Kathryn Winifred  1986  SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Kathryn Cheney Merriam Scholarship in Education was established in 1986 in loving memory by her children. The scholarship is for undergraduates majoring in education and is based on financial need.
University of California 
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, California, United States   15 Jul 1901  Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois, United States   23 Mar 1986  Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, California, United States  
47 I5652  MERRIAM, Captain Joshua    SINGER
Described as a great singer 
  11 Nov 1775  Ashburnham, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States   13 Mar 1862  , , Vermont, United States  
48 I70082  JACKSON, George Henry    TREASURER
For the cemetery committee for 18 years 
Lexington, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States   18 Jul 1850  Bedford, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States   Yes, date unknown   
49 I15410  MERRIAM, Gerald Eugene    TRUSTEE
Gerry was a long-time member of Grand Bay Baptist Church and served as Trustee and Deacon for many years.

WOODWORKER
He was a talented woodworker and took many opportunities to remodel their home and church.

TRAVELLER
Gerry travelled all over North America with his wife, Marie and shares many happy memories of traveling with his children and other families from church. 
  2 Jan 1929  St John, , New Brunswick, Canada   31 Oct 2016  St John, , New Brunswick, Canada  
50 I61981  OLIN, Henry  1824-1825  UNITED STATES CONGRESSMAN  Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States   7 May 1768  Shaftsbury, Bennington Co, Vermont, United States   18 Aug 1837  Salisbury, Addison Co, Vermont, United States  
51 I6037  MERRIAM, Clinton Hart    UNITED STATES CONGRESSMAN  Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States   5 Dec 1855  Leyden, Lewis Co, New York, United States   19 Mar 1942  , Alameda Co, California, United States  
52 I15327  MERRIAM, Eileen Anne    VOLUNTEER
Dalhousie and Acadia University Art Galleries, the Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association, and the Alzheimer Society. She was the founding chair of the Dianna H. Bleakney Guild at the former Victoria General Hospital 
  1936  Wolfville, , Nova Scotia, Canada   15 Mar 2008  , , Florida, United States  
53 I411  MERTES, Catherine Mae    VOLUNTEER
STUDY HALL MONITOR
She was always outspoken and didn't care who she offended with her opinions. You always knew where you stood with her, even if you didn't like where that was.

When my dad and aunts were growing up, she worked as a study hall monitor for the local middle and high schools, for which she received a pension the rest of her life. She and my grandfather moved to Florida when they retired, and after his death she moved to the Houston area to be near my dad and our family.

When she was in her late 80s and early 90s she volunteered almost every day at the local elementary school to help those kids who were having trouble with reading. She received a number of awards and thanks, both official and unofficial, from parents, teachers, and school district administrators. 
  12 Feb 1919  Buffalo, Erie Co, New York, United States   13 Aug 2019   
54 I2729  WEATHER, Joan Sue    VOLUNTEER
Volunteered at Park Ridge Hospital for many years.  
  13 Dec 1934  Rockwood, Lisgar Co, Manitoba, Canada   23 Feb 2015  Greece, Monroe Co, New York, United States  
55 I6880  BOOR, Gerald Eugene               
56 I1117  MERRIAM, Catherine Inrig