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    David Brainard Merrill

    Male 1833 - 1899  (65 years)


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    • Name David Brainard Merrill 
      Born 06 Jun 1833  Peru, Clinton, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
      Gender Male 
      Census 28 Jun 1870  Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Census 11 Jun 1880  Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      DeathCause
      • Heart Disease
      Died 06 Jan 1899  Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
      David B. Merrill's death certificate
      David B. Merrill's death certificate
      Obituary 07 Jan 1899  [4
      • Mr. David B. Merrill who had been confined to his house for weeks with asthma and had been growing weaker continously from the "firts attack" died at 3 Friday afternoon from heart failure. He was a prominent business man in the city for over 40 years and many landmarks are left to remind the old citizens and the younger generation of the results of his close attention to business. David B. Merrill was one of the most extensive manufactuers in Michigan and was president of the Merrill Milling Company, which has four mills, two located in Kalamazoo, one three miles south of Kalamazoo and one at Plainwell, which bears the names of "Kalamazoo." "Colestream." "Eagle." and "Plainwell." respectively. Mr Merrill came to Kalamazoo in April 1858 and eight years later in company with Mr. W. H. McCourtie, platted an addition of 12 acres to the city. In 1865 he purchased a half interest in the Stuart addition where he erected a number of houses. Later he became propietor of a tract of 172 acres, 12 of which he platted and sold the rest in acre lots. For five years Mr Merrill has been an extensive stave manufacturer and he has been successful in all branches of business with which he has been indentified. He was a Republican in politics. Both Mr. &
      Occupation Mill Owner-Merrill Milling Company 
      Buried 08 Jan 1899  Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      David B Merrill's Grave
      David B Merrill's Grave
      Person ID I485  My Family Tree
      Last Modified 15 Feb 2010 

      Father Arthur Humphrey Merrill,   b. 17 May 1793, Unity, Sullivan, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Feb 1856, Peru, Clinton, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
      Mother Rhoda Stearns,   b. 06 Feb 1797, Bridgewater, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1884, Peru, Clinton, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
      Married Abt 1817  [5
      Family ID F242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family 1 Julia Hatch,   d. 23 Apr 1859, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Married 1856  [1
      Children 
       1. Charles B. Merrill,   b. 1858, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1876  (Age 18 years)
      Last Modified 27 Apr 2017 
      Family ID F240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family 2 Anna M. Davis,   b. Abt 1831, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1890, Petosky, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
      Married 1861  [3
      Children 
      +1. Ida Pauline Merrill,   b. 15 Sep 1862, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1894, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
       2. Harry Merrill,   b. 07 Mar 1867,   d. 17 Sep 1867  (Age 0 years)
       3. Anna Merrill,   b. 09 Jul 1869, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1869, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
      Last Modified 27 Apr 2017 
      Family ID F57  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family 3 Ida L. Rowley 
      Married 15 Sep 1891  Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Last Modified 27 Apr 2017 
      Family ID F241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 06 Jun 1833 - Peru, Clinton, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - 28 Jun 1870 - Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 Jun 1880 - Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Sep 1891 - Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 06 Jan 1899 - Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - 08 Jan 1899 - Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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    • Sources 
      1. [S105] Cemetary Records of Kalamazoo's First Cemetary, (KVGS).

      2. [S115] David B Merrill's Death Certificate.

      3. [S118] Portrait & Biographical REocrd of Kalamazoo Allega, (Chapman Bros.).

      4. [S178] Kalamazoo Gazette.

      5. [S230] Genealogy and Memoirs of Isaac Stearns and his Des, Mrs. Avis Stearns Van Wagenen, (Courier Printing Co. Syracyse, NY 1901).