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Near Safford in Graham County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Horatio Harris Merrill / Eliza Ann Merrill
 
Horatio Harris Merrill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, September 19, 2010
1. Horatio Harris Merrill Marker
 
Inscription.
In Memory Of
Horatio Harris Merrill
Born January 3, 1837
And his daughter
Eliza Ann Merrill
Born July 27, 1881
Who, while traveling by team and wagon from Pima, Arizona to Clifton, Arizona, were ambushed and killed by Indians with rifles, December 3, 1895, shortly after sundown.
 
Erected 1981 by the Merrill Family Organization in cooperation with the Arizona Highway Department.
 
Location. 32° 46.422′ N, 109° 18.688′ W. Marker is near Safford, Arizona, in Graham County. Marker is on U.S. 70 at milepost 364.7, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Safford AZ 85546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Lorenzo and Seth Wright (approx. 7.5 miles away); Apache Grove (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Horatio Harris Merrill / Eliza Ann Merrill. A family history which includes a December 5, 1895 Graham County Bulletin news article of the event. It also gives a Coroner's report and the aftermath of the incident. (Submitted on September 29, 2010.) 
 
Horatio Harris Merrill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, September 19, 2010
2. Horatio Harris Merrill Marker
 
 
Horatio Harris Merrill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, September 19, 2010
3. Horatio Harris Merrill Marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 564 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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