[Adapted from the Springfield Republican, 07 February, 1922.]
Old Resident of City Dies Following a Shock.
Pittsfield, Feb 5.—Octave Merriam, 72, died this morning of a shock at the home, 93 Lebanon avenue after an illness of 10 days. He was born in Montreal P.Q., came to Pittsfield with his parents when he was two years old and had made his home in the west part of the city for 70 years. He was a carpenter by trade. Mrs. Merriam died two years ago. Survivors are one daughter, Miss Emma P. Merriam, a trained nurse; seven sons, O. Hentry, Emery C., Joseph G.C., David F., William H., Walter L. and Edward H. Merriam; seven grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Durwin and Mrs. Julia Baker of Pittsfield. The funeral will probably be held Tuesday morning at Notre Dame church with burial in St. Joseph’s cemetery.
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