Oregon Republican League "Bridging the Generations Project 400": ORL Merritt Family
Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, pages 244.
MERRITT, HON. J. W. [Editor inserted: John W. Merritt], of Central Point, was born in Syracuse, New York, and came to Oregon in 1875, and for ten years was principal of the Jacksonville school. He then engaged in mercantile pursuits, locating at Central Point in 1889. He is prominent in many private and public enterprises. He was elected to the legislature in 1890 and 1892.
Descendants of John W. Merritt
1 John W. Merritt b: 30 Oct 1846 in Syracuse , New York d: 15 Jun 1921 in Gold Hill Jackson Co., Oregon
.. +Mary Bell McCully b: 07 Feb 1857 in Jacksonville, Jackson Co, Oregon m: 19 Jul 1877 in Jacksonville, Jackson Co, Oregon d: 17 Jan 1884 in Jacksonville, Jackson Co, Oregon
........ 2 James Mason Merritt b: 29 Oct 1882 in Jacksonville, Jackson Co, Oregon d: 11 Aug 1883 in Jacksonville Oregon
........ 2 George Hiller Merritt b: Jul 1883 in Jacksonville, Jackson Co, Oregon
............ +Grace Wick b: 1893 in Iowa
*2nd Wife of John W. Merritt:
.. +Genevieve (Jenny) E. Moore b: 1870 in Missouri m: 1891 in Jackson Co., Oregon
........ 2 EstherLouise Merritt b: 1893 in Jackson Co., Oregon
............ +B. L. Sanderson d: Unknown
................... 3 John Merritt Sanderson b: Private