Age: 29, credited to Eden, VTVITALS
Birth: 03/16/1833, Stowe, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Branch Cemetery, Craftsbury, VT
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DEATH OF MARCUS DEMERITT
The funeral of Marcus Demeritt, who died at 12:15 o'clock last Thursday from brights disease, was held at 10 0'clock Friday morning, from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Willis Reed, on the Wolcott Road, where he had resided for several years, Rev. Geo. W. Tabor officiating. The bearers were four sons-in-laws, Willis Reed, and A. W. Whittemore of this town, Norman Loomis and Charles Cochran of Craftsbury. Interment was made in Craftsbury.
Marcus Demerritt, one of 13 children of Amos and Polly Dake Demerritt, was born in Stowe March 16, 1833. He was married Oct. 25, 1852, to Rowena Leach, of Eden, who died 12 years ago. To this union were born seven children, one son, Horace, and a daughter, Ida Mae, dying many years ago.
The deceased was a member of the local GAR, a member of Co. H., 13th Vt., and a member of the Seventh Day Advent Church. He was a honest upright Christian man, and a friend to all who knew him.
He is survived by five children, Mrs. Fannie Reed and Mrs. Gertrude Whittemore of this town, Mrs. Lillia Cochran, Mrs. Edna Loomis, and Maurice Demeritt of Craftsbury, one brother, W. L. Demerritt of this place, two sisters, Mrs. Betsey Wylie of Grand Falls, Minn., Mrs. Fannie P. Brown, of Eden, and by several grandchildren.
Among those from out of town to attend the funeral were, Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Demeritt, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cochran and sons, Harold and Orlo, and Mr. & Mrs. Norman Loomis of Craftsbury, and a grandson Harry Demeritt of Berlin.
Source: News and Citizen, 20 October 1913
Submitted by Deanna French.