Charles Sidney James (Jimmy) Merritt
|Posted 2018-04-16 by Judy Wight Branson|
|Prescott Evening Courier, Prescott, Arizona|
Thursday, October 9, 1969, page 2, column 4 & 5
Charles S. Merritt
Charles S. (Jimmy) Merritt passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the
Whipple Veterans Administration Hospital.
He was born Jan. 14, 1893, at Ft. Woolsey, Arizona Territory, ruins
of which are located near the present town of Humboldt.
He was an army veteran, having served in France during WW I.
A lifetime resident of Arizona, he worked as a cowboy and was
employed for a number of years in the Prescott Water Dept. H also
had a number of mining interest in this vicinity.
In 1911, he joined the Volunteer Fire Dept., and was an active
member until it dissolved; served as foreman of Though Hose Co. No.
1 of Prescott Volunteer Fireman's Association; and a life member of
the State Fireman's Association.
A 49-year member of Prescott Elks Lodge 330, he was also a member of
the Chinese Masonic Lodge of San Francisco, Calif.
He was known locally as an ardent sportsman and was one of the best-
known wing shots in the area.
Services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Ruffner
Funeral Home by Dr. Charles Franklin Parker.
Interment will follow in the Veteran's Cemetery.
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