Leo Earl MERRYMAN Mini tree diagram
Oda Naomi REYNOLDS

Oda Naomi REYNOLDS3,4,1,5,6,7,2,8,9

7th Apr 18971,2 - 25th Sep 19911,2

Life History

7th Apr 1897

Born in Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas.1,2

1st Jan 1911

Married Leo Earl MERRYMAN in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas.2,9

16th Nov 1981

Death of Leo Earl MERRYMAN in Yakima, Yakima, Washington.1,10

25th Sep 1991

Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.1,2

after 25th Sep 1991

Buried in Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Yakima County, Washington.2

Notes

  • "Leo and Oda Merryman have been united in marriage for more than 70years.  The young couple were wed in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on January1, 1911."
    --  "After 70-years, she's still his sweetheart," Grandview Herald,Grandview, Washington, 30 april 1981, p 1, accessed 18 April 2016,coiurtesy of Naomi Merryman, Ancestry.com

    Family background and connections are helpfully provided by adescendant of one of David's sons, Leo Merryman.

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    Leo Earl Merryman and Oda N. Reynolds

    My Great-Grandfather Leo Merryman, born in Kully Chaha (Kulli Cha ha),Sugar Loaf Co., Moshulatubbee Dist., Choctaw Nation, Ind.Ter., (nearpresent Poteau, LeFlore Co., Oklahoma) and later married Oda N.Reynolds....

    My Great-Grandfather (Leo) was born in 1891 and his father before himwas David C. Merryman born also in the Choctaw Nation in 1853; whilehis grandmother Anny Scott-Merryman (and David's mother) was born inMississippi before the 'Trail of Tears' removal to the new ChoctawNation there in what of course became Oklahoma (aka land of the "redpeople").  Other spellings in past generations on Merryman - Merriman.
    --  Russ Merryman choctawSonaol.com, Oklahoma Chahta Clan ofCalifornia, accessed 19 January 2015,http://www.oklachahta.org/Smoke%20Signals.htm
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    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1937, p 346
    Merryman Leo E (Oda) h 1725 S 1st av

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1940, p 322
    Merryman Leo E (Oda) h 1725 S 1st av

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1947, p 369
    Merryman Leo E (Oda) h 2034 W Hadley

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1948, p 539
    Merryman Leo (Oda) E h 2048 W Hadley

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Oda R. Merryman
    Born 7 Apr 1897
    Died Sep 1991
    Last Residence Grandview, Yakima, Washington 98930
    SSN 554-22-5793 issued California (Before 1951)

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Oda Neomi Merryman [Oda Neomi Reynolds]
    Birth 7 Apr 1897 Oklahoma
    Death 25 Sep 1991 Los Angeles
    Mother's Maiden Name Norris
    Father's Surname Reynolds
    Social Security #554225793

    A memorial for Oda on Find a Grave inlcudes several records withdetails.

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    Oda Naomi Reynolds Merryman
    Birth Apr 7, 1897 Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas
    Death Sep 25, 1991 Grandview, Yakima County, Washington

    Social Security Death Index
    Oda R Merryman
    Birth 7 Apr 1897
    Death Sep 1991 Grandview, Yakima, Washington

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Oda Neomi Merryman
    Birth 7 Apr 1897 Oklahoma
    Death 25 Sep 1991 Los Angeles

    Spouse Leo Earl Merryman (1891 - 1981)
    Inscription:  Married 11/1911

    Burial Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Yakima County, Washington, Blk5, Lot 2, Space 5

    Maintained by Naomi Merryman, Originally Created by lloker Dec 27,2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #63353783,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63353783
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