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Anne Morris Mertz, American Writer, researcher, freelance journalist. certified teacher Pennsylvania 1935. Recipient award Family and Children's Superior vena cava syndrome.


Mertz, Anne Morris was born on September 29, 1913 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Theodore Hatfield and Lisette Susanna (Krauss) Morris.


Bachelor cum laude, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia, 1935.


Teacher church school, Germantown Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, 1935-1940;teacher, Yeadon (Pennsylvania) School District, 1935-1940;religious education director, Unitarian Church, Wilmington, Delaware, 1949-1951;music guide, Hagley Museum, Wilmington, 1964-1976. Travel writer, lecturer, 1965-1998.


  • Certified Teacher Pennsylvania, 1935.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: (booklets) History of Delaware Colonial Dames Headquarters, 1990, 2001, History of Delaware Mayflower Society, 1993, (books) Morris Migration: A Saga of Forbears and Descendants, 1996, 2000, 2001, Windows into Pilgrim Life and Seven Mayflower Ancestors, 1998, Memoirs of Washington in the Eighteen Sixties Including the Witnessing of Lincoln's Assassination, 2001. Author: (with others) Reaching the Summit, 1999, America at the Millennium, 2000. Contributor, researcher (articles) many journals, newspapers, magazines, Library.

      Of Congress Archives, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wayne Suburban, Ardmore Suburban, Greenville Community News, Wilmington News Journal, Sarasota Herald Tribune, Brandenton Herald, Venice Gondolier, Mayflower Quarterly, Baby Talk Magazine, Delaware Genealogical Journal, Hockessin Community News, Bank Notes, Dartmouth College and Randolph-Macon Woman's College Magazine.


Volunteer museum guide Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, 1956—1960. Active president's advisory board Wilmington Trust of Florida, Stuart, 1990—1993. Board directors Wilmington Music School, 1952—1973, Family Services Delaware.

Speaker, director, honorary board directors United Fund Planning Committee, Wilmington, 1957—1965. Honorary board directors Children and Families First, from 1995. Honorary board member Family and Children's Services.

Professional womens' advisory board member American Biographical Institute, Inc. President Travelers Aid Society, Wilmington, 1954—1956, Randolph-Macon Woman's College Alumnae of Northern Delaware, 1949—1951, 1965—1968. National vice president Randolph-Macon Woman's College Alumnae Association, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1961—1964.

Member of American Association of University Women (national and local life member, Wilmington Branch chair trustees, 1st vice president 1970-1975, Scholarship-Grant named for her since 1940), National League American Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Women (active Sarasota and Florida), Delaware Colonial Dames (speaker, researcher, oral history interviewer), Delaware History Society, Mayflower Society (life. Delaware state president 1990-1993, board directors, gold medal), Delaware Genealogical Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: world travel, flowers, gardening, genealogy, embroidery.


Married Walter Day Mertz, June 29, 1937. Children: Suzanne Day Mertz Flanagan, Elizabeth Morris Mertz O'Brien, Walter Day, Junior, Theodore Morris.

Theodore Hatfield Morris

Lisette Susanna (Krauss) Morris

Walter Day Mertz

Suzanne Day Mertz Flanagan Mertz

Elizabeth Morris Mertz O'Brien Mertz

Walter Day Mertz

Junior Mertz

Theodore Morris Mertz