Mercer John Martin

Male 1878 - 1962  (84 years)


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  • Name Mercer John Martin 
    Born 23 Jul 1878  Clearfield, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Born near Clearfield, Grant Township, Ringgold County, Iowa.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1910  [1
    Census 1920  [2
    _FSFTID M4MD-DPN 
    _UID 32E1583A5A474B029DF5BE6D82258802810F 
    Buried Nov 1962  Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried in Grant City Cemetery, Grant City, Missouri.
    Died 28 Nov 1962  Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Birth: No record of birth found in Ringgold, Union, Adam, or Taylo r Counties,
      Iowa. We assume he was born at home as was common at that time. Mar vin
      Mercer's records indicate he was born near Clearfield, Iowa, which i s where
      Samuel owned a farm. Refer to notes for Samuel Mercer regarding plac e of
      residence.

      Infant daughter death year on Marvin's records is 1902. Suspect err or;
      either this marriage date is wrong or the infant's birth/death date i s wrong
      (baby was born 9 months after marriage?)

      Marriage: Married at bride's home. Leila was from Grant City at th e time
      of marriage. Info from marriage certificate verified at Grant City Courthouse.

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      1880 Federal Census, Grant, Adams, Iowa

      Mercer, Oscar, white, male, age 28, married farmer, born Illinois, birthplace of father & mother not listed
      Mercer, Ellen, white, female, age 26, wife, married, keeping house, born Illinois
      Mercer, John, white, male, age 1, born Iowa, father born Illinois, mother born Illinois

      Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Grant, Adams, Iowa; Roll: 325; Family History Film: 1254325; Page: 225B; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 0454.
      Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.
      Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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      1910 Federal Census,Middlefork, Worth, Missouri
       
      Mercer, John M.,head, male, white, age 31, married, married 6 years, born in Iowa, father bornOhio, mother born Iowa, farmer.
      Mercer, Lela, wife,female, white, age 32, married, married 6 years, two children born, one childliving; born Missouri, father born Iowa, mother born Illinois
      Mercer, Ernest, son,male, white, age 5, single, born Missouri, mother born Iowa, father born Missouri
       
      (living 2 houses awayfrom brother, Walter Mercer).
      SourceCitation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Middlefork, Worth, Missouri;Roll: T624_828; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 150;Image: 681.Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 UnitedStates Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.comOperations Inc, 2006.

      1915 Iowa State Census Collection (1836-1925)
      John M. Mercer, age 36
      County: Ringgold
      P.O.: Mt. Ayr
      Township Middle
      Occupation: Farmer
      Total earnings for 1914 from occupation: $800
      Education: High School, 2 years
      Incumbrance on farm or home: $7,700
      Value of farm or home: $9,000
      Military Service (none checked)
      Church Affiliation: Methodist
      Father's birthplace: Ohio
      Mother's birthplace: Iowa
      Male, white, married, Head of household, can write
      Years in Iowa: 24
      Source Information: Ancestry.com. Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data: Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest.

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      1920 Federal Census
      Iowa, Ringgold,Liberty
       
      Mercer, John, head,male, white, age 41, married, can read and write, born Iowa, father born Ohio,mother born Iowa, farmer.
      Mercer, Lelia, wife,female, white, age 42, married, can read and write, born Missouri, father bornIowa, mother born Illinois
      Mercer, Ernest M.,son, male, white, age 14, single, attends school, can read and write, bornMissouri, father born Iowa, mother born Missouri.
       
      Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Liberty, Ringgold, Iowa; Roll:T625_511; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 125; Image: 530.
      Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line].Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced byFamilySearch.
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      1930 Federal Census, Liberty, Ringgold, Iowa

      Mercer, John M., Head, Rents home, lives on a farm, male, white, age 51, married, age at first marriage: 24, can read and write, born Iowa, father born Illinois, mother born Illinois
      Mercer, Lelia, wife, female, white, age 52, married, age at first marriage: 25, can read and write, born Missouri, father born Iowa, mother born Illinois

      Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Liberty, Ringgold, Iowa; Roll: 680; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 513.0.
      Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
      Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

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      Death:

      Bio: Ringgold Co. Directory of 1899 shows John Mercer working S.O . Mercer
      farm. It also lists John Mercer as owning a farm on plat 28 just
      south of Samuel's farm in a town called Maloy.
      John lived on a farm in Arispie, Iowa, on Highway 169. (source: Marvi n Mercer).

      Social Security Death Index
      Name: John Mercer
      Date of Birth: Tuesday July 23, 1878
      Date of Death: November 1962
      Est. Age at death: 84 years, 3 months
      Last known residence:
      State: Iowa
      Social Security details:
      State of Issue: Iowa
      Number: 481-26-7582
      source: www.genealogybank.com
    Person ID I81  Petranek-Mercer
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2014 

    Father Mercer Samuel Osker,   b. 26 Dec 1850, "Banks O'Dee" Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1917, Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Bell Ellen,   b. 8 Nov 1850, Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1918, Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1876  , Ringgold, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • Married in Bride's home, Ringgold County, Iowa (Bernard Christensen files)
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet

    Family Weigart Lelia,   b. 12 Dec 1878, Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963, Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1904  Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John M Mercer & Lelia Weigart
    John M Mercer & Lelia Weigart
    Children 
     1. Mercer Infant,   b. 8 Oct 1902,   d. 8 Oct 1902  (Age 0 years)
     2. Mercer Ernest M.,   b. 12 Jan 1905, , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1988, Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Mercer Infant,   b. 8 Oct 1909, Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1909, Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Photos
    Mercer, Lelia - John - Inf Dau.
    Mercer, Lelia - John - Inf Dau.
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Mercer, Lelia - John - Inf Dau.
    Mercer, Lelia - John - Inf Dau.

  • Sources 
    1. [S44] 1910 US Federal Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLMD-7TX.

    2. [S36] 1920 US Federal Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDM8-YL3.

    3. [S15] Marriage Certificate.

    4. [S29] Christensen, Bernard Files.

    5. [S133] Samuel Oscar Mercer, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934".


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