David Mercer

13 Dec 1878 Born in Allen County, Madison Twp., IN to Robert & Nancy (McKeeman) Mercer Graduated high school Attended Fort Wayne Medical School 1901 Graduated medical school 1901 Practiced one year in Helmer 14 Nov 1901 Married Nettie Fry, daughter of Jacob 1902 Established practice in Poe, IN 1903 Charles Robert born 1907 City Directory Marion RR4 1908 David John born 1915 Harriet Elizabeth born 1918 Caught influenza from a patient and died

1880 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, MARION TWP, INDIANA 14 14 Mercer, Robbert W M 25 Farming Ind Pa Ind Nancy W F 20 Wife Keeping house Ind Ireland Ireland John A. W M 1 son Ind Ind Ind

Medical doctor in Poe, Indiana.  He caught the flu from a patient and died during the 1918 epidemic. THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF FORT WAYNE AND ALLEN COUNTY INDIANA by B.J. Griswold. Dr. D.J. Mercer came to Poe in 1902 and here established himself in the practice of his profession. He has built up an extensive following in the community and stands well among his fellows throughout the county. He is an Allen county product, born in Madison township on December 13, 1878, son of Robert and Nancy (McKeeman) Mercer, themselves natives of Allen county and among the representative people of their community.  Doctor Mercer was one of five children--three sons and two daughters, one of the daughters being deceased.  he was educated in the schools of Madison township, and following his high school training entered Fort Wayne Medical School, from which he was graduated with the class of 1901.  The young M.D. practiced his profession at Helmer one year and then came to Poe, where he has since been established.  he is progressive in his work and has made a practice of attending Chicago clinics whenever possible, so that he has kept well abreast of the times in a professional way.  Doctor Mercer was married on November 14, 1901, to Miss Nettie B. Fry, daughter of Jacob Fry, of Fort Wayne, Allen county, and they have three children--Charles Robert, David John and Harriet Elizabeth. The doctor is a Scottish Rite Mason and is affiliated with various Fort Wayne bodies of the order.

1900 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, MADISON TOWNSHIP, IN V 2  ED 10  SH 6  LN 82 MERCER, ROBERT Head W M May 1852 48 M 23 IN GER IN Farmer Y Y Y Nancy Wife W F July 1860 39 M 23 4 4 IN IRE IRE John Son W M Dec 1878 21 S IN IN IN At School 6 Y Y Y Robert F. Son W M July 1879 20 S IN IN IN At School 6 Y Y Y May Daughter W F Mar 1885 15 S IN IN IN At School 6 Y Y Y Verba E Daughter W F May 1890 10 S IN IN IN At School 7 Y Y Y Van Horn, Catherine Ward W F Not known W 2 2 OH Not known Not known N N N

1910 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY IN MARION TWP. 3B Mercer, John Head M W 31 IN OH IN Physician Nettie Wife 32 IN PA IN Robert Son 7 IN IN IN David Son 2 IN IN IN

ALLEN COUNTY IN OBITUARY INDEX MERCER, David J. News Sentinel 21 Nov 1918 14:5

POE CEMETERY, ALLEN COUNTY, IN Mercer, David J. Allen County, IN Estates Mercer, David J. Mercer, Nettie Bk. 12 Pg. 318 #2501

Jane Hunter Hodgson   Tucson, Arizona

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