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George Earnest Merrill

George Earnest Merrill, American architect. Mason.


  • Merrill, George Earnest was born on July 17, 1870 in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. Son of Daniel David and Alice Almira (King) Merrill.

  • Education

    • Student Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1889-1890, 1891-1893. Student University of Minnesota, 1890-1891. Honorary Doctor of Science, Kalamazoo College, 1929.


    • 1 daughter, Grace Mortimer. Married second, Lulu Belle Orcutt, February 6, 1900. Children—Mary Alice (Mistress John M. Budinger), George Earnest (dec), David Orcutt.

      With W. S. Sampson & Company, contractors, Boston, 1894-1896. Represented Ernest Flagg, architect, in the building of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, 1898-1908, as vice-president and general manager of Noel Construction Company. Director building operations at Naval Training Station, North Chicago, Illinois, and Chicago City Hall Building, 1908-1912.

      Associate with Mr. Flagg in practice, 1914-1916. Assisted in erecting powder plant for United States Government, at Nitro, West Virginia, 1917-1918. Secretary in charge Department of Architecture, The American Baptist Home Mission Society, since 1920.

      Trustee Baptist International Seminary, East Orange, New Jersey.


    • Author: (with Henry E. Tralle) Planning Church Buildings, 1921. Building for Religious Education, 1926.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Baptist




    • Married Grace Gassin Mortimer, April.; married second, Lulu Belle Orcutt, February 6, 1900. Children: Mary Alice (Mistress.
    • father: Daniel David Merrill
    • mother: Alice Almira (King) Merrill
    • spouses: Grace Gassin Mortimer
    • Lulu Belle Orcutt
    • child: Mary Alice (Mrs Merrill
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    Born July 17, 1870
    Died November 22, 1933
    (aged 63)