Mary and William Poisson, Florence and William Faucette, Robert C Merritt and Fannie Merritt.
Studio portrait of: (from left to right, sitting) Frances Faucette, William Poisson, Mary Poisson, (from left to right, standing) Fannie Poisson Merritt, Robert C. Merritt, and William Faucette.
Robert C. Merritt (1867-1948), son of Mary Page and Lewis Larkin Merritt, was born in Sampson County, N.C. He was married Fannie Reid Poisson and later Carolyn Barker. He worked for the United States Corp of Engineers for over 53 years, mainly out of the Wilmington, N.C. office. He was the only civilian to serve as District Engineer (1917-1919). He is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
Fannie Reid Poisson Merritt (1874-1907) was the adopted daughter of Mary Alderman and William Poisson. She was married to Robert C. Merritt and was a native of Wilmington, N.C. She is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
William Mondonville Poisson (1818-1900) was a native of Wilmington, N.C., and the son Jehu Poisson. He married Mary Alderman and had one adopted daughter, Fannie Reid Poisson. He worked for the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad for 23 years. He later worked as a bookepper for Adrian Vollers and then Wilmington Iron Works. He was a Mason and Secretary of St. Johns Lodge AF &AM. He was also a member of Grace Methodist Church. He is buried Oakdale Cemetery.
Mary Alderman (1839-1899) was a native of Wilmington, N.C. and the daughter of Alfred Alderman. She married William Poisson and had one adopted daughter, Fannie Reid Poisson. She is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
Florence Relinda Dickens Faucette (1859-1947) was married to Charles William Faucette and resided in Halifax County, N.C. She was the daughter of Issac Faulcon Dickens and Louisa Elizabeth Browning.
William Dollinson Faucette (1881-?) was the son of Florence Dickens and Charles William Faucette.
(Relationship to Poisson Family unknown.)
Engineer profiles. District engineer;Wilmington and Weldon Rail Road; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
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