The  Traverse  City  Record  Eagle
Friday August 19, 1938
Traverse, Michigan
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MARY  MERRELL,  PIONEER,  DIES
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          Mary Elizabeth Merrell, 87, a pioneer resident of Traverse City for 56 years died in a local hospital early this morning following a few weeks’ illness.
          Mrs. Merrell was born in Shelbyville, Indiana December 19, 1860,[daughter of  James & Martha (Babb) Tucker] and came here 56 years ago with her husband,  Lewis A. Merrell; where they made their home for many years.  He preceded her in death January 21, 1922, he was a member of the Christian Church many years.
          She leaves to mourn their loss one daughter,  Mrs. J. M. [Anna] Heuss of 220 West Twelfth street; a sister,  Mrs. Addie Shaw, and a brother  George Tucker of Shelbyville, Indiana; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
          The body was taken to the Hibbard funeral chapel where services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at three o’clock, Rev. R. Graham Keevil of the First Christian church officiating. Burial will be made in the family lot at Oakwood cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Traverse  City  Record  Eagle
Monday January 23, 1922
Traverse, Michigan
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PIONEER IS TAKEN
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          Lewis Merrell, seventy seven years of age, a beloved pioneer resident of the Grand Traverse region, died Sunday night at seven o’clock in a local hospital after a prolonged illness.  Mr. Merrell had lived in this locality for the past forty years and was well known throughout the region. Left to mourn their loss besides the widow is one daughter,  Mrs. Jacob [Anna] Heuss of this city, a half brother,  Charles Miles of North Vernon, Indiana and three sisters,  Mrs. Emma Rogers of Indianapolis,  Mrs. Anna Graham of North Vernon, and  Mrs. Mary B. Anderson, also of North Vernon, Indiana.  The body was taken to the Weaver chapel.  The funeral will be conducted at the home of the daughter,  Mrs. Jacob Heuss, 220 West Twelfth Street on Wednesday, the time of the services will be announced later. [Buried Oakwood Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff

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