John Dalby Merris
Hannah Melissa Mitchell
Roy Everett Merris


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Lois Huberta Haworth

Roy Everett Merris

  • Born: Jun 6, 1906, Humbodt County, Iowa
  • Marriage: Lois Huberta Haworth
  • Died: Nov 10, 1980, Martinez, California at age 74

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Roy Everett Merris, born on a farm in Humboldt Co, Iowa 6/6/1906, the 9th child of John Dalby and Hannah Melissa Mitchell Merris. He was active in high school sports, and contracted TB just out of high school. He was sent to Pennsylvania to live with his oldest brother Frank and his wife during his illness. Their son Richard D. Merris of Ohio remembers helping to care for Uncle Roy when he was ill. I think Roy visited his sister Ruth in Oregon when he was feeling better, and came to Calif. in the late 1930's or early 40's. Friends introduced him to Lois Huberta Haworth, a school teacher in Willits, CA, and they married. Lived in Oakland, Ca. when Roy Alan was born in 1945, moved to Larkey Lane, Walnut Creek, Ca. shortly thereafter. Janet Adeline and Kathryn Ruth were born in Peralta Hospital in Oakland, Ca, but home was Larkey Lane, Walnut Creek. Margaret Anne was born in Kaiser Hospital in Walnut Creek. Roy Everett was co-owner of a gas station in Oakland during this time. Worked for Craig Oil Company. His partner embezzled money from the company, and Roy had to declare bankruptcy and lost his business and his home. He never owned another business, but stayed in the service station business until his semi-retirement when he sold Amway Products. He said he had always wanted to be a salesman. He took excellent care of Lois when she fell ill to Altzheimer's disease in the late 1960's. Roy Everett was a hard working family man. He kept his sense of humor, and passed on quickly from a virus contracted after his immune system failed. His children and his dear friends miss him very much.

(by daughter, Kathryn Ruth, 1996-1997)


Roy married Lois Huberta Haworth, daughter of J. Huber Haworth and Lola Arvilla Kaufman. (Lois Huberta Haworth was born on Dec 4, 1918 in Whittier, California and died on Dec 31, 1985 in Vallejo, California.)

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