Elie Jack Mercer is buried in the East Kern Cemetery in Mojave, CA.
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Elie Jack Mercer [Edit Name]
Birth:Apr. 25, 1896 Georgia, USA Death:Nov. 23, 1947 Tehachapi Kern County California, USA [Edit Dates]
Cemetery lists him as a veteran.
death cert - MERCER, Jack Author: Sharon Dulcich Date: 6 Nov 2002 1:49 AM GMT Surnames: Mercer Classification: Death In Reply to: News Article - MERCER, Jack by: Sharon Dulcich Post Reply | Mark Unread Report Abuse Print Message MERCER ELIE JACK born: 04/25/1896 M GEORGIA died: KERN 11/23/1947 age: 51 yrs
Kern County Deaths Doc # 6319470094 - filed 11/29/2000
Elie Jack Mercer male, white age: 51 years, 5 months, 27 days married spouse: Margaret Elizabeth Mercer; age 34 Born: 25 April 1896, Summerton, Georgia Died 23 Nov 1947, 5 a.m., Tehachapi Valley Hospital, Tehachapi, Kern Co., CA father: unknown born: unknown Mother: unknown born: unknown Occupation: farm labor - Fruit farms Length of stay in Kern Co: 0 In Hospital: 9 hours In CA: 16 years Military service: World War I Usual address: General Delivery, Edison, CA Informant: Margaret E. Mercer, General Delivery, Edison, CA Disposition: burial, Nov. 26, 1947; Mojave Cemetery, Mojave, CA Funeral Director: O'Donnell Funeral Home, Mojave, CA Cause of death: cerebral concussion Due to: accident - rural Tehachapi, Public highway; Thrown from car when failed to make railroad crossing turn and overturned. Other significant factors: internal injuries and hemorrhaging
Death: MERCER, Elie Jack Author: Don Stowell Date: 26 Jan 2005 2:20 PM GMT Classification: Death Post Reply | Mark Unread Report Abuse Print Message Posted by East Kern Genealogical Society Courtesy of Mojave Desert News, California City, Kern, CA Published: MDN 27 Nov 1947
Ely Jack Mercer, 51, of Gilroy lost his life at Monolith on Saturday last when his car went out of control as he was making a sharp left hand turn to cross the Southern Pacific tracks at Monolith. The car missed the crossing and rolled over onto the main line of the railroad where it was struck by an oncoming S. P. train. Mercer's body was taken to the mortuary of the O'Donnell Funeral Home in Mojave. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Margaret E. Mercer and daughter, Margery, of Edison, Calif. Funeral services were held yesterday at the graveside in Mojave Cemetery with the Rev. John C. Hanchett officiating.
CADI Elie Jack Mercer b. 25 Apr 1896, GA d. 23 Nov 1947, Kern County
Father: John A. MERCER b: Apr 1866 in Columbia County, Ga Mother: Martha WELCH b: May 1874 in Columbia County, Ga Marriage 1 Margaret Elizabeth WELCH b: 1913 in Ga
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MERCER ELIE JACK (Possible train wreck victim) born: 04/25/1896 M GEORGIA died: KERN 11/23/1947 age: 51 yrs
Tehachapi News, Thursday, November 27, 1947 Gilroy Man Dies from Car Accident Death Curve on Highway 466 east of Monolith claimed another life Saturday night when Jack Mercer of Gilroy, coming from the East, failed to notice the curve and swung his car suddenly striking the railroad signal tower, throwing him from the car. The car stopped on the railroad tracks and a train crashed into it, completely demolishing the vehicle. Mercer was brought to the Tehachapi hospital where he died Sunday from injuries received. There has been a number of bad accidents at this bad curve in the past two years and every effort is being made to have the curve eliminated but nothing has been done, although the highway dept. says the money has been appropriated to fix the dangerous spot.
1920 United States Federal Census Record about Elie Mercer Name: Elie Mercer Age: 22 years Estimated birth year: abt 1898 Birthplace: Georgia Race: White Home in 1920: Augusta Ward 5, Richmond, Georgia Sex: Male Marital status: Married Relation to Head of House: Nephew Able to read: No Able to Write: No Mother's Birth Place: Georgia Father's Birth Place: Georgia Image: 810