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Merkley, Susan Maria[1]

Female 1863 - 1924  (60 years)


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  • Name Merkley, Susan Maria 
    Born 28 Oct 1863  Richville, Morgan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    AFN 1B2G-6V 
    Cemetery Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rock Point Cemetery 
    FamilySearch ID KWD9-3MX 
    Died 7 Apr 1924  Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 10 Apr 1924  Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I25  Calvin's Tree
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2017 

    Father Merkley, Nelson 
    Mother Sanders, Sarah Jane 
    Family ID F122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Britt, George Finley,   b. 20 Jun 1857, Council Bluffs, Pottawatamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1943, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1882  Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Britt, Linnia,   b. 15 Aug 1884, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Britt, George Finley,   b. 14 Jun 1886, Indian Canyon, Duchesne, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1948  (Age 61 years)
     3. Britt, Rhoda,   b. Feb 1889, Indian Canyon, Duchesne, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1891  (Age ~ 1 years)
     4. Britt, Grace,   b. 9 Aug 1890, Indian Canyon, Duchesne, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1908  (Age 17 years)
     5. Britt, Keith,   b. 28 Jun 1894, Indian Canyon, Duchesne, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1966, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +6. Britt, Gladys,   b. 1 Oct 1896, Ouray, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1948, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     7. Britt, Jennie,   b. 26 May 1899, Indian Canyon, Duchesne, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Britt, Leon "Lynn",   b. 13 Sep 1901, Fort Duchesne, Duchesne, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1970, Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     9. Britt, Marie,   b. 21 Oct 1904, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1986, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     10. Britt, Marguerite,   b. 26 Feb 1907, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1937, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     11. Britt, Mary Helen,   b. 24 Jul 1909, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1961  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Oct 1863 - Richville, Morgan, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCemetery - Rock Point Cemetery - - Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Nov 1882 - Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Apr 1924 - Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Apr 1924 - Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    1900 US Census
    1900 US Census
    1900 US Census (cropped)
    1900 US Census (cropped)

  • Notes 

    • (Medical):Obituary, Vernal Express, 11 Apr 1924
      Death Called One Of Maeser's Loving Mothers
      MRS. G.F. BRITT CALLED BY DEATH AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS. WAS MOTHER OF 11 CHILDREN.
      (From our Maeser correspondent)
      Maeser is called upon to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother and early pioneer, Mrs. G.F. Britt, who died Monday morning April 7, at the family residence after a brief illness. She was taken ill about ten days ago, having been confined to her bed only a week when the end came.

      Susan Maria Merkley-Britt was born October 28, 1863 at Morgan county, Utah, the daughter of Nelson and Sarah Jane Sanders Merkley.

      In her early life she was an active member of the L.D.S. Sunday school. She came to this valley in the fall of 1879 at the age of 16 years. Here with her parents passed through the early pioneer days of the Ashley valley.

      In 1882 she married George Finley Britt and to them were born eleven children. Mr. Britt was a government employee in the early days, consequently they moved around considerable living in many places before settling in Maeser permanently.

      Their home is a bower of beautiful flowers the entire season. It may be truly said Mrs. Britt furnished more flowers for funerals and like occasions than any other resident in the valley. Her entire time being spent with her family and her flowers.

      Funeral services were held at the residence, Tuesday at 3:00 o'clock, with Bishop Sylvanus Collett presiding. A very large crowd of relatives and friends were present to pay their last respects to the departed one. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful.

      Consoling remarks were made by Bishop Sylvanus Collett and Rev. George A. Downey, telling how Mrs. Britt's life had been filled with love and devotion for her husband and family. A quartet consisting of Mrs. Sylvanus Collett, Mrs. Fred Reynolds, Leslie Thacker and Warren Jones sang, "Rock of Ages" and "Jesus Lover of My Soul." Mima Davis sang a special number, "Face to Face." Robert Bodily opened with prayer and Ed Bodily pronounced the benediction.

      Interment was made in Rock Point cemetery with Bishop Sylvanus Collett dedicating the grave.

      Besides her husband, Mrs. Britt leaves eight children to mourn her loss, George and Keith Britt of Tacoma, Wash., who arrive too late for the funeral services; Mrs. Gladys Massey, Mrs. Marie McLean, Jennie Lynn, Marguerite and Helen. The community wishes to extend their deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] IGI - FamilySearch, File no. 446336 (Reliability: 3).
      Proxy: Mary Merkley Sanders


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