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Levi Parsons Merriam

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Levi Parsons Merriam (1829-1889) of the British Xylonite Co

1829 Born at Princeton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts

1877 Established Homerton Manufacturing Co as manufacturer of fancy goods from xylonite.

1881 Living at 43 Petherton Road, Islington: Levi B. Merriam (age 51 born United States), Manager of Xylonite Co. With his wife Martha A. Merriam (age 51 born United States) and their two children Charles P. Merriam (age 24 born United States), Manufacturer of Xylonite, and Alice W. Merriam (age 14 born Italy. Two servants.[1]

Managing director of British Xylonite Co

1889 January 2nd. Died. Of 79 Highbury New Park. Probate to Charles Pierce Merriam, son and secretary of a public company, Septimus Cecil Searle, Architect, and Charles Berjew Brooke, Merchant.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census