Horton Family collection, 1912, 1919, 1924, n.d.
|dc.description||Dr. William Hamilton Merritt, Jr. was born in 1865 and died in 1924. He was the son of Jedidiah Prendergast Merritt and Emily Prescott, grandson of William Hamilton Merritt. In 1892 he was married to Maud Claudman Hudson of Memphis, Tennessee and had a daughter and a son. During World War I he commanded the 14th battery at Flanders and after becoming ill served as part of the 9th Canadian Field Ambulance, 3rd Canadian Division, serving at a military hospital in Orpington, Kent, England and in 1917 at a military hospital in France. Dr. Merritt served as alderman and mayor for the city of St. Catharines, Ont. He was also a vice-president of the Imperial Bank of Canada, and served on the board of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge. A memorial service was held in St. Thomas Church, St. Catharines, Ont. on April 24, 1924.||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||The Horton Family collection includes various items collected by the William and Winifred (Smith) Horton family of St. Catharines, Ont. Items were donated to Brock University Archives in 2006, with further accruals at a later date.||en_US|
|dc.subject||Horton Family (St. Catharines, Ont.)||en_US|
|dc.subject||Merritt, William Hamilton, 1865-1924||en_US|
|dc.subject||St. Catharines -- History||en_US|
|dc.title||Horton Family collection, 1912, 1919, 1924, n.d.||en_US|
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