Merrick Hutchinson School: Joanne Reed Carter

Guest Author: Joanne Reed Carter Merrick Hutchinson School in Grand River was built in 1922 and was named in memory of the village’s only resident who, in 1918, had lost his life in World War I. Merrick’s family home was across the street from the new school. His father James was believed to have been an administrator in the Painesville City district, which encompassed Grand River at the time. The district bordered on the north side of the NYC and B&O railroad tracks and ended in the village’s harbor. My…

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