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of Jacob Esau Merckand Emma Jane Garrett

Sister ofWilliam Iler Merck, George Wesley Merck, Mabel (Merck) Seigler, Earl Lewis Merck, Lawrence Eugene Merck, Joseph Wesley Merck, Mattie Lee (Merck) Kelley, Ernest Jacob Merck andSula Gertrude (Merck) Bolding

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Ruth Merck, daughter of Jacob Esau Merck and Emma Jane Garrett
Possible first name Mae, per undocumented source
Birth Date: 13 Jul 1911, per gravestone
… says born 13 Jul 1910 (not 1911) on her SS death index
Birth Place: Six Mile, Pickens, South Carolina, per obituary
Death Date: 25 Aug 1996, per gravestone, obituary, SS death index
Death Place: Walhalla, Oconee, South Carolina, per obituary
Ruth has childhood census with his parents and siblings
Ruth's obituary names parents as " Rev. Jacob and Emma Jane Garrett Merck"
Ruth's obituary name several of her surviving siblings.
Ruth & husband, in 1940/50, living in household of Ruth's sister Mable Seigler
Named as "Mrs. Edward Dickard, of Walhalla" in father's 1953 obituary
Named as "Mrs. Edward Vickard of Walhalla" in mother's 1965 obituary
Named as "Mrs. Ruth Dickard of Walhalla" in brother Earl's 1976 obituary
Named as "Ruth Dickord, of Walhalla" in brother William's 1985 obituary
Named as "Ruth M. Dickard of Walhalla" in brother Gene's 1988 obituary
Named as "Ruth M Dickard of Walhalla" in sister Mabel's 1991 obituary
Married sometime between 1930 and 1940 census.
Husband: William Edward Dickard 1915-1980, memorial 157567955, has obituary
They have one child, Barbara Ann Dickard, b.abt 1946 SC, on their 1950 census.


The Greenville News (South Carolina), Monday, 26 Aug 1996, Page 28
Ruth M. Dickard, Walhalla.
Ruth Merck Dickard, 85, of 107 N. Catherine St., died Aug. 25, 1996, at the home of her daughter following an extended illness.
Born in Six Mile, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Jacob and Emma Jane Garrett Merck.
She was co-owner of Seigler's Steak House in Walhalla for 28 years before she retired. She was a Baptist.
Surviving are a daughter, Barbara D. Brown and her husband, Edmond Brown Jr., of Seneca; two brothers, Ernest Merck and Joe Merck, both of Six Mile; two sisters, Mattie Lee Kelley and Sue Bolding, both of Six Mile; and two granddaughters, Angela Collins of Mountain Rest and Michelle Brown of Seneca.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee School Road, Seneca, S.C. 29672.
Graveside services: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Oconee Memorial Park, with the Rev. Mark Spearman officiating.
Visitation: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Seneca Mortuary in Seneca.
The family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Brown Jr. 591 Angelle Lane, Seneca.
Find a Grave Memorial ID: 157567903 (gravestone pictured)
Inscription: Ruth M Dickard, July 13 1911 - Aug 25 1996
Cemetery: Oconee Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Seneca, Oconee, South Carolina
SS DEATH INDEX: U.S., Social Security Death Index
Name: Ruth M. Dickard
Social Security Number: ***-**-3624
Birth Date: 13 Jul 1910
Issue year: Before 1951
Issue State: South Carolina
Last Residence: 29691, Walhalla, Oconee, South Carolina, USA
Death Date: 25 Aug 1996
1920 census: Hurricane, Pickens, South Carolina
Jacob Merck ........ 42 ... SC,SC,SC
Emma Merck ....... 44 ... SC,SC,SC
Maybell Merck .... 18 ... SC,SC,SC
Earle Merck ......... 16 ... SC,SC,SC
Eugene Merck ..... 14 ... SC,SC,SC
Joseph Merck ...... 11 ... SC,SC,SC
Ruth Merck ............ 9 ... SC,SC,SC <--------
Mattie Merck ......... 7 ... SC,SC,SC
Earnest Merck ....... 5 ... SC,SC,SC
Sulie Merck ............ 1 ... SC,SC,SC
1930 census: Hurricane, Pickens, South Carolina, USA
Jake E Merck ....... 53 ... SC,SC,SC ... married at age 19
Emma Merck ...... 54 ... SC,SC,SC ... married at age 20
Ruth Merck ......... 19 ... SC,SC,SC <--------
Mattie L Merck ... 17 ... SC,SC,SC
Ernest Merck ...... 15 ... SC,SC,SC
Sula Merck .......... 12 ... SC,SC,SC
1940 CENSUS: Walhalla, Oconee, South Carolina
Derriel Seigler ...… 35 … SC … Head … Cafe owner
Mable Seigler ....… 34 … SC … Wife … Cafe Bookkeeper
Edward Dickard … 22 … SC … Brother-in-law … Cafe Waiter
Ruth Dickard …..... 21 … SC … Sister-in-law <--------
1950 CENSUS: Walhalla, Oconee, South Carolina
J D Seigler …................. 44 … SC … Head … Restaurant General Manager
Mabel M Seigler …...... 44 … SC … Wife … Restaurant Cashier
W E Dickard .............… 34 … SC … Brother-in-law … Restaurant Assistant Manager
Ruth M Dickard …....... 34 … SC … Sister-in-law <--------
Barbara Ann Dickard … 4 … SC … Niece

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