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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Albert Merrick (1866-1952)

Hardware merchant.

Born at Mille Isles, Quebec on 7 February 1866, son of Rev. Joseph Merrick, he was educated at Montreal then, in 1887, moved to Winnipeg with his parents. He started a retail hardware business at Virden and later became a partner in his brother’s wholesale hardware firm of Merrick and Anderson. He retired from business in 1927 and moved to Victoria, British Columbia. He married Kittie Maude Goulter, a sister of Herbert Hanks Goulter. He died at Victoria on 11 May 1952.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scarth Block (408 Seventh Avenue South, Virden)

Sources:

“H. H. Goulter, 77, prominent Virden lawyer, is dead,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 October 1935, page 3.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“J. A. Merrick dies in B.C.,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 May 1952. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 May 2020

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