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Clive Merry - went to the USA

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WDYTYA

WDYTYA Advisor Report 24 Feb 2013 15:14

We are looking for Clive Merry who travelled to the USA around 1908. He was born in Llandaff in Cardiff. His father's name was Nathan and mother was Elizabeth. Elizabeth also joined him in the USA.

He did marry - we are unsure of his wife's name. We'd like to know if they had children and if they returned to the UK.

Thanks.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 24 Feb 2013 15:21

When was he born? that is important for checking the passenger lists.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 24 Feb 2013 15:23

This Clive Merry travelled with his wife Mai

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Clive Merry Name: Clive Merry
Arrival Date: 29 Aug 1908
Birth Date: abt 1878
Birth Location: England
Birth Location Other: london
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: English
Port of Departure: Southampton, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: St Paul
Search Ship Database: Search the St Paul in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database

His father is named as N Merry. Brixton?

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 24 Feb 2013 15:28

For ref

Marriages Sep 1874 (>99%)

Merry Nathan Newport M 11a 334
Williams Elizabeth Ann Newport M 11a 334

LindainHerriotCountry

LindainHerriotCountry Report 24 Feb 2013 15:28

Name: Clive Merry
Arrival Date: 29 Aug 1908
Birth Date: abt 1878
Birth Location: England
Birth Location Other: london
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: English
Port of Departure: Southampton, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: St Paul


He is a mechanic

father N Merry 33 Knoll Road ( Can't read the town) looks a bit like Brixton

This one left in 1906, but there is minimal information
Britain: outbound passenger lists leaving UK 1890-1960 - person transcript

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Name: Mr C MERRY
Date of departure: 28 February 1906
Port of departure: Liverpool
Destination port: New York
Destination country: USA
Date of Birth:
Age: Adult
Marital Status: Married
Sex: Male
Occupation: Clerk
Notes:
Passenger recorded on: Page 2 of 32
The following people with the same last name travelled on this voyage: -
Mrs MERRY
Ship: BALTIC
Official Number:
Master's name: E J Smith
Steamship Line:
Where bound: New York, USA

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 24 Feb 2013 15:34

Baptism (not sure if relating?)

Forenames:Clive
Surname:Merry
Baptism Year:1892
Baptism Month:Feb
Baptism Day:2
Place:Llandaff
County:Glamorganshire
Birth Year:
Birth Month:
Birth Day:
Fathers Forenames:Nathan (Commercial Traveller)
Mothers Forenames:Elizabeth
Record source:Glamorgan baptisms transcripts
Data provider:Welsh Archive Services / Gwasanaethau Archifau Cymru

Chris :)

also

Forenames:Muriel Ethel
Surname:Merry
Baptism Year:1892
Baptism Month:Feb
Baptism Day:2
Place:Llandaff
County:Glamorganshire
Birth Year:
Birth Month:
Birth Day:
Fathers Forenames:Nathan
Mothers Forenames:Elizabeth


1901
MERRY, Nathan Head Married M 54 1847 Traveller In Electrical Appliances
Souldern, Oxfordshire
MERRY, Elizabeth A Wife Married F 45 1856
Newport, Monmouthshire
MERRY, Muriel E Daughter Single F 25 1876
Cardiff, Glamorganshire
MERRY, Clive Son Single M 23 1878 Electrical Engineer Telephone Dept
Llandaff, Glamorganshire
Piece: 476
Folio: 25
Page: 41
Registration District: Wandsworth
Civil Parish: Streatham
Municipal Borough:
Address: 39, Holmewood Gardens, Streatham
County: London


1911 (Nathan)
ASHBY, Jane Elizabeth Head Widow F 59 1852 Kent
ASHBY, Henry James Payne Son Single M 30 1881 Clerk To Surveyors And Auctioneers Lambeth London
ASHBY, Josephine Florence Daughter Single F 29 1882 Shop Assistant To Peter Robinsons Ltd Oxford St Fancy Dept Lambeth London
MERRY, Nathan Boarder Married F 64 1847 Electrician Souldern Oxford
HORDER, Charlotte Boarder Single F 43 1868 Hatters Machinist Bermondsey Lond
RG number: RG14
Piece: 2066
Reference: RG14PN2066 RG78PN72 RD25 SD4 ED17 SN202
Registration District: Lambeth
Sub District: Brixton
Enumeration District: 17
Parish: Lambeth
Address: 33 Knowle Road Brixton S W
County: London

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 24 Feb 2013 15:38

So maybe not the one travelling 1908?

this might be worth looking at, as the Elizabeth Ann Williams? born in Newport Monmouth ( going by date of birth)

..1930 United States Federal Census
about Elizabeth Merry Name: Elizabeth Merry
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1847
Birthplace: England
Race: White
Home in 1930: Georgetown, Essex, Massachusetts
View Map
Marital Status: Widowed
Immigration Year: 1871
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Edward S Nelson 55
Eliza Nelson 58
Elizabeth Merry 83 <<<<<
Berthe E Lache 31
Ruth E Lache 7
Evelyn M Lache 5
Margaret V Lache 3
[3 10/12]
Joseph R M Nelson 11


LindainHerriotCountry

LindainHerriotCountry Report 24 Feb 2013 15:38

Probably is the first one because he was living in London in 1901

Name: Clive Merry
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Nathan Merry
Mother's name: Elizabeth A Merry
Gender: Male
Where born: Llandaff, Glamorgan, Wales
Civil parish: Streatham
Ecclesiastical parish: Christchurch Streatham
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: Electrical engineer

View image
Registration district: Wandsworth
Sub-registration district: Streatham
ED, institution, or vessel: 43
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 277
Piece: 476
Folio: 25
Page Number: 41
Household Members:
Name Age
Nathan Merry 54
Elizabeth A Merry 45
Muriel E Merry 25
Clive Merry 23

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 24 Feb 2013 15:40

Not finding a 'Clive Merry' on either 1920 or 1930 US census.

LindainHerriotCountry

LindainHerriotCountry Report 24 Feb 2013 15:46

This one seems to go back and forward, he is a motor mechanic, married but travelling on his own. It asks if he has been in the USA before and the answer is yes in 1905 New york
Name: Clive Merry
Arrival Date: 9 Mar 1906
Birth Date: abt 1878
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: British (English)
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Baltic

His last place of residence is London, he is going to 37 W 9th St New York

I can't see him going out in 1905, but this may be him coming back

Name: Clive Merry
Port of Departure: New York, New York, United States
Arrival Date: 2 Nov 1905
Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England
Ship Name: Teutonic
Search Ship Database: View the 'Teutonic' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: White Star Line
Official Number: 96334

Jane

Jane Report 24 Feb 2013 15:50

Hi Linda, yes the motor mechanic is the correct one. The lady who asked this question will be logging in to view this post and answer your questions.

Thank you so far for your help.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 24 Feb 2013 15:50

Re the wife on that 1908 passenger list 'Mai'

might be worth checking

Deaths Dec 1939 (>99%)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Merry Mai 59 Chelsea 1a 536

fairly unusual name.

living alone
London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965
about Mai Merry Name: Mai Merry
Year: 1935
County or Borough: Westminster
Ward or Division/Constituency: City of Westminster
Street Address: 14 Charlwooi) Place

Choccy

Choccy Report 24 Feb 2013 16:09



original reads CLIVE MERRY

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Name: Cleve Merry
City: Manhattan
County: New York
State: New York
Birth Date: 2 Sep 1877
Race: White
Draft Board: 134
Age:

Occupation: Chauffeur

Nearest Relative: Elizabeth Merry (mother)

Height/Build:

Colour of Eyes/Hair:

Signature: View image