Cecilia Mary Merriman

F, b. 10 September 1909

Albert William Merritt

M, b. 1887, d. 15 August 1952

Alfred Harding Bonner Merritt

M, b. 1901, d. 1974

Alfred William Merritt

M, b. 1843, d. 22 January 1902
  • Alfred William Merritt was born in 1843.
  • He was the son of William Merritt and Elizabeth Harding.
  • At the age of 27 years, Alfred William Merritt married Lucy Harris on 24 May 1870 in Queensland. They were married at the residence of Lucy's aunt by Rev J H Rogers. At the time Alfred was living at Highfields.
  • Alfred William Merritt was of the Primitive Methodist faith.
  • On 24 May 1879 Alfred Merritt was the chairman a morning tea held at Albert Mills to farewell Rev R A Bailey of the Primitive Methodist Church. Messers Stone, Case, Cossart and Bailey all spoke. Edward Pechey was unable to attend. Rev Bailey gave his final sermon at the Crow's Nest Court House the following day.
  • In 1880 Alfred was the first secretary of the Highfields Shire Council.
  • He. On 10 Nov 1880, a fund raising event was held for the ensuing the newly built Perseverence Primitive Methodist Church, which cost £41, excluding gratuitous labour, was opened free of debt. Joseph Cossart acted as steward for the meeting which was chaired by Rev Thomas Thatcher, and attended by Mr Munro, Mr Littleton, Mr Mitchell, Mr Stone, and Mr Merritt. A special thanks went to William Gunter.
  • In January 1889 Alf Merritt resigned from the Merritt Creek State School committe. His position was filled by G (?)Buzzacott.
  • Alfred William Merritt died on 22 January 1902 in Queensland. The Brisbane Courier reported:- " The funeral of the late Mr. A. W. Merritt, town clerk of Toowoomba, who died suddenly yesterday, took place this afternoon, and was very largely attended. The Mayor (Alderman C. Rowbotham), all the aldermen, including those just elected, and many past aldermen, were present ; also a large number of prominent citizens, the employees of the corporation, and others, The municipal offices heree were closed during the day, and all the business places along the line of the funeral procession closed their doors as a token of respect to the deceased gentleman. The services at the grave were performed by the Revs. J. G. Martin and R. H. Blaimiers, Wesleyan ministers, of the Toowoomba circuit, of which the deceased was a prominent member. Numerous wreaths and flowers were laid on the coffin."
  • He was buried on 23 January 1902 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PUB2-1R3-0011.

Children of Alfred William Merritt and Lucy Harris

Alfred William Harding Merritt

M, b. 10 December 1873, d. 29 July 1942
  • Alfred William Harding Merritt was born on 10 December 1873 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Alfred William Merritt and Lucy Harris.
  • At the age of 25 years, Alfred William Harding Merritt married Amelia Jane Bonner in 1899 in Queensland.
  • In August 1922 Alf Merritt was appointed Shire Clerk to the Highfields Shire Council. His father Alfred had been Shire Clerk and foreman of works for 14 years. His brother Frank was the shire clerk in Toowoomba at the time.
  • Alfred William Harding Merritt died on 29 July 1942 in Cabarlah at age 68.
  • He was buried on 30 July 1942 in Cabarlah Cemetery. CE1-00F-0007.

Child of Alfred William Harding Merritt and Amelia Jane Bonner

Amy Merritt

F, b. 1872

Annie May Merritt

F, b. 1896

Arthur Gordon Merritt

M, b. 1904

Benjamin Roland Merritt

M, b. 1883, d. 1964

Child of Benjamin Roland Merritt and Christina Wassmund

Donald Merritt

M, b. September 1857, d. 1927
  • Donald Merritt's birth was registered in the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the September 1857 Quarter.
  • He was the son of William Merritt and Charlotte Allen.
  • Donald Merritt died in 1927 in Queensland.

Donald Tom Merritt

M, b. 1889, d. 1966

Dortothy May Merritt

F, b. 1912, d. 1977

Edith Merritt

F, b. 7 February 1871

Edith May Merritt

F, b. 1862, d. 28 February 1932
  • Edith May Merritt was born in 1862 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Moses Merritt and Sarah Taylor.
  • At the age of 30 years, Edith May Merritt married Ernest Schulz in 1892 in Queensland.
  • On 15 February 1931,her husband, Ernest Schulz died in Queensland.
  • Edith May Merritt died on 28 February 1932 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 29 February 1932 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. OPD1-002-0021.

Child of Edith May Merritt

Child of Edith May Merritt and Ernest Schulz

Eleanor Mary Merritt

F, b. 1883

Elizabeth Merritt

F, b. March 1862

Eva Rose Merritt

F, b. 1893, d. 1912

Florence Merritt

F, b. 1875
  • Florence Merritt was born in 1875 in Queensland. She was a twin to Lilly.
  • She was the daughter of Alfred William Merritt and Lucy Harris.
  • In 1901 Lilly and (presumedly) Florence were running a boarding house at Fernbank (Cabarlah). The Queensland Country Life reported on 12 April 1901" ... Proceeding along the railway line one passes the small stations, Klineton, Cabarlah, where the Miss Merritt's have an excellent
    boarding house on the edge of the range, and which is held in high esteem as a health resort."

Frank Hugh Merritt

M, b. 1880, d. 1968
  • Frank Hugh Merritt was born in 1880 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Alfred William Merritt and Lucy Harris.
  • In August 1922 Alf Merritt was appointed Shire Clerk to the Highfields Shire Council. His father Alfred had been Shire Clerk and foreman of works for 14 years. His brother Frank was the shire clerk in Toowoomba at the time.
  • Frank Hugh Merritt died in 1968 in Queensland.

George Frederick Merritt

M, b. 1901, d. 1901

Harold Waldron Merritt

M, b. 1878, d. 1956
  • Harold Waldron Merritt was born in 1878 in Pechey, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Alfred William Merritt and Lucy Harris.
  • At the age of 27 years, Harold Waldron Merritt married Margaret Geraghty in 1905 in Queensland.
  • Harold Waldron Merritt and Margaret Geraghty appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1914 living at Gowrie Estate.
  • Harold Waldron Merritt died in 1956 in Queensland.

Henry Merritt

M, b. 1858, d. 1932
  • Henry Merritt was born in 1858 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Moses Merritt and Sarah Taylor.
  • Henry Merritt died in 1932 in Queensland.

John Merritt

M, b. 1823, d. 1891

John Francis Merritt

M, b. 1885

Joseph Bailey Merritt

M, b. circa 1840, d. December 1879
  • Joseph Bailey Merritt was born circa 1840.
  • He was the son of William Merritt and Elizabeth Harding.
  • Joseph Bailey Merritt died in December 1879 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 26 December 1879 in Toowong Cemetery.

Julia Alice Merritt

F, b. 1868

Laura Jane Merritt

F, b. 1899

Lillian Merritt

F, b. 1875
  • Lillian Merritt was born in 1875 in Queensland. She was a twin to Florence.
  • She was the daughter of Alfred William Merritt and Lucy Harris.
  • In 1901 Lilly and (presumedly) Florence were running a boarding house at Fernbank (Cabarlah). The Queensland Country Life reported on 12 April 1901" ... Proceeding along the railway line one passes the small stations, Klineton, Cabarlah, where the Miss Merritt's have an excellent
    boarding house on the edge of the range, and which is held in high esteem as a health resort."
  • Lillian Merritt appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Cabarlah. Lilly was a boarding house keeper.
  • At the age of 34 years, Lillian Merritt married Leonard Griffith Sims in 1909 in Queensland.

Miriam Merritt

F, b. 1847, d. 9 March 1870
  • Miriam Merritt was born in 1847.
  • She was the daughter of William Merritt and Elizabeth Harding.
  • Miriam Merritt died on 9 March 1870 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 11 March 1870 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PUB2-1R3-0009.

Morris Moses Merritt

M, b. 1851, d. July 1928
  • Morris Moses Merritt was born in 1851.
  • He was the son of Moses Merritt and Sarah Taylor.
  • Morris Moses Merritt died in July 1928 in Queensland. The Queenslander reported:-" The death took place at the Chin- chilla Hospital last week of Mr. Morris Merritt, a very old resident of the district, who was also well known in Toowoomba and Dalby. He is survived by his widow and two sons, three daughters, and a number of grandchildren. De- ceased was in his 77th. year.