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497. Tirzah Gertrude DODSON was born on 11 Feb 1902. She died on 1 Nov 1988.

Tirzah Gertrude DODSON and William Iler MERCK were married on 4 Nov 1917. William Iler MERCK was born on 17 May 1897 in Six Mile, Pickens County, SC. He died on 15 Aug 1985 in Spartanburg County, SC. Tirzah Gertrude DODSON and William Iler MERCK had the following children:

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Edward David MERCK Sr was born in 1919 in Pickens County, South Carolina. He died on 6 Feb 2001 in Moore, SC. He died Tuesday at the age of 82 years old.
He was buried on 8 Feb 2001 in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Hwy 93, Easley, Pickens County, SC. The funeral was at Floyd's North Church Street Chapel on Thursday at 3:00 PM per his obituary in the Greenville News on Wednesday, 7 FEB 2001.
He served in the military in the U.S. Army. He was a retired home builder and also a farmer. He was a member of Westview Independent Methodist Church, 1975 Old Reidville Road, Spartanburg, SC. While serving in France in the U.S. Army, he received the Purple Heart.

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Oma Christine MERCK was born on 20 Aug 1920. She died on 10 Oct 1996. She died at the age of 76 years old.

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Garvin Iler "Garvin" MERCK Sr was born on 21 Jan 1922. He lived in Spartanburg, SC in 2001.