Thanks for the quick response. This is what I have on the Merritts:
Lottie's mother was Mary Loya Merritt Atwood. who was was born about 1870 and died 12/13/1931 of cancer. Mary married Will Merritt who was born in 1861 and died 1/29/1935. Mary and Will had Lottie and Harry Merritt. Harry was born 3/8/1888, and married Pauline Loya, born 1886. Word has it that Harry worked in some capacity for the railroad and he left his family in Vermont while he went to work in Cleveland Ohio. Address there was: 2173 E 49th St in Cleveland.
Mary's siblings were Ellen Loya LaPine who married Frank LaPine, Emma Loya Swenor who married Fred Swenor (Emma and Fred are my great grandparents on my mother's side.), and Thomas Loya (who is related to me on my mother's side, but also related to me on my father's side because he was adopted by Joe and Lottie. Mary is actually my blood relative because I am related to the Loya's.) It gets really confusing--because I know deep down that we are all related to each other 6 times over.
Will Merritt's mother was named Mary--she was born in 1847 and died in 1927. Mary Loya Merritt Atwood's parents were Thomas & Julia (Doner) Loya.
That's all I have so far but if I find out any more I'll be happy to share. (Some of the above info is probably familiar--I may have gotten some of it from the message boards.
Anyway, nice to hear from you.
Shirley (LaPine) Rohan
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