family of jonathan everitt

FAMILY OF JONATHAN EVERITT (EBB) MERRELL AND MARY JANE (JANIE) BRYANT

 

JONATHAN EVERITT (EBB) MERRELL was born September 13, 1879 in Irene, Hill County, Texas-twin of Willis Wayne, and died June 05, 1942 in Irene, Hill County, Texas.  He is buried in Salem Irene Cemetery, Irene, Hill County, Texas. He married MARY JANE (JANIE) BRYANT, daughter of PHILLIP BRYANT and ELIZABETH M.. She was born November 11, 1881, and died December 08, 1964 in Irene, Hill County, Texas .  She is buried in Salem Irene Cemetery, Irene, Hill County, Texas.

CHILDREN OF JONATHAN EVERITT (EBB) MERRELL AND MARY JANE (JANIE) BRYANT

 

FAMILY OF WILLIS WAYNE MERRELL AND SALLIE BRYANT

WILLIS WAYNE MERRELL was born September 13, 1879 in Irene, Hill County, Texas-twin of Jonathan Everett, and died October 05, 1958 in Mertens, Hill County or Frost, Navarro County,  Texas.  He is buried in Richland Cemetery, Mertens, Hill County, Texas. He married SALLIE BRYANT, daughter of PHILLIP BRYANT and ELIZABETH M.. She was born August 25, 1882, and died December 07, 1967 in Mertens, Hill County or Frost, Navarro County, Texas.  She is buried in the Richland Cemetery, Mertens, Hill County, Texas.

CHILDREN OF WILLIS WAYNE MERRELL AND SALLIE BRYANT

 

 

FAMILY OF EMMA MERRELL AND OMAR OBIE DALE

EMMA MERRELL was born May 12, 1882 in Irene, Hill County, Texas-twin of Lemma Mae, and died February 25, 1967 in Irene, Hill County, Texas.  She is buried in Salem Irene Cemetery, Irene, Hill County, Texas. She married OMAR OBIE DALE June 03, 1906 in Hill County, Texas-Bk. 11, p. 263.  He was born September 02, 1879 in Texas per 1910 Hill County census, and died April 10, 1962 in Irene, Hill County, Texas.  He is buried in Salem Irene Cemetery, Irene, Hill County, Texas.  They did not have any children.

 

FAMILY OF WALTER BRUCE MERRELL AND LEMMA MERRELL

LEMMA MERRELL was born May 12, 1882 in Irene, Hill County, Texas-twin of Emma, and died August 12, 1980 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.  She is buried at Salem Irene Cemetery, Irene, Hill County, Texas.  She married WALTER BRUCE MERRILL June 22, 1904 in Hill County, Texas-by J.C. Osborne, Missionary Baptist Minister, son of WILLIAM MERRILL and ELLENORA BRUCE. He was born November 04, 1882 in Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas, and died November 01, 1936 in Irene, Hill County, Texas.  He is buried at Salem Irene Cemetery, Irene, Hill County, Texas.

Notes for LEMMA MERRELL:

Lemma could play the piano very well and taught many children music.  After living with her daughter, Pauline Merrell Hall for many years, Pauline placed her in the Kent Nursing Home in Fort Worth where she spent her last few years. After her death, her daughter Pauline, took her back to Salem Irene Cemetery to be buried beside her husband, Walter Bruce.

Notes for WALTER BRUCE MERRILL:

Walter Bruce Merrell came to Texas with his brothers from Hope, Arkansas. Their parents had died and the older boys split up the children - each taking a few with them as they moved.  Walter Bruce Merrell's brothers included Andrew and Wylie. At one point in time, he and wife Lemma must have lived in Navarro County as that is where Pauline's birth is registered. According to Pauline, many of Bruce's family lived for a time at Rice in Navarro County, Texas.

He became the official city photographer of Irene (his daughter Pauline Merrell Hall owned his camera). He was also a barber and he sold tailor made suits, carrying around a sample case. Men would choose the material; he would measure and order the suits for them.

His daughter, Pauline, said he died a few days before his 54th birthday.

CHILDREN OF LEMMA MERRELL AND WALTER BRUCE MERRILL

 

 

 

L.L. Kight 2002