Andrew Jackson Veteran 2 Wars MERRITT

Quaker Cemetery
Barry County,

Dec. 28, 1844 Pennsylvania
Jan. 4, 1913
Company B
5th US Cavalry
Civil War
Indian Wars

Husband of Mary Ellen Houser

January 23, 1913, Thursday, Cassville Republican, Barry Co., MO

Obituary: A. J. Merritt passed peacefully away Saturday, January 4, at his home about 5 miles northeast of Cassville. His ailments were due to heart trouble. The deceased was born December 28, 1844 near Philadelphia, Penn. His parents were reared in Germany and came to this country in the fore part of the 19th century. Mr. Merritt when a young man enlisted in the United States army and served 18 years. Three years of his service was spent in the Civil War. During his service he encountered many daring and remarkable incidents. He was with Gen. Custer in the Black Hills where the General lost his life in the noted massacre.

Mr. Merritt was a reserved man of good qualities, such that makes good citizenship. He served his Master with faithfulness and in Him he found his best desire for good deeds to his fellow man. He was married to Mrs. Mary E. Brown Jan 12, 1895, who survives him, and had lived since that date at the home where he died. He leaves also a number of step-children. They are: Mrs. R. P. Kerr, Mrs. W. L. Wright, Mrs. Dave Mills, Frank and Riley Brown, all living in this county. His remains was laid to rest in the Quaker Cemetery.

Contributed on 7/24/17 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 7/24/17 • Approved: 7/27/17 • Last Updated: 3/30/18 • R806104-G0-S3

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