Myra Merritt Close Obit
A News Clipping
From Phebe CAMPBELL
Undated, Prob. Sept. 1896
Transcribed by Phebe's great-grandson, Wm. Thompson, Apr.
Sad Death in Farmington.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Merritt of Farmington, died
Monday morning, Sept. 7, of typhoid fever, aged about 20 years.
The funeral services were held at the home in Farmington,
Wednesday, September 9, at 12:30 o'clock, Rev. Mulford, of Tioga
Three weeks previous, at the home and at the
same hour on which her funeral was appointed, she was united in
marriage to Mr. Wm.
Close, of Farmington, by Rev. Mr. Chamberlain. This fact
seemed to make the occasion a doubly sad one and the many
friends who were present at the funeral obsequies extend very
deep sympathies to the bereaved husband, father and mother.
Myra Merritt was a daughter of Joseph Harvey Merritt, aka
Harvey Joseph Merritt, (not to be confused with "our" Harvey
Grant Merritt). J. Harvey Merritt was a son of Hiram J.
Merrit, who was a brother of the William Merritt who married Eliza
Hazlett. Myra is in our tree because of William E.
Close. William, by his subsequent marriage to Shirley A.
Brown, was the father of Merritt Brown Close, who married
Campbell Cousin Louise
E. Rowley -- a daughter of Goldie Hazlett. Many of our
readers have met Louise' daughters, Alice CLOSE Doan and Mary
Ann CLOSE Timm.---wbt]
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