Douglas John Meriam, 19401968 (aged 27 years)

Name
Douglas John /Meriam/
Birth May 31, 1940
Alias
Douglas

Education
London Teacher's College

Burial of a fatherJohn Wesley Meriam
1947 (aged 6 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Wesley Meriam
March 21, 1947 (aged 6 years)
Birth of a sonJohn Douglas Meriam
March 26, 1960 (aged 19 years)
Occupation
Teacher
before 1968 (aged 27 years)
Death of a sonJohn Douglas Meriam
February 4, 1968 (aged 27 years)
Death February 4, 1968 (aged 27 years)
Cause of death: Snowstorm
Death February 4, 1968 (aged 27 years)
Shared note

Former London Teacher, Son Die in Snap NWT Snow Storm

The frozen bodies of Douglas John Meriam and his seven-year old son, John D. Meriam, were found Monday morning at Frobisher Bay. Relatives here said the two went for a walk about 3 p.m. Sunday. A snow storm came up suddenly and they never returned.

Mr. Meriam, a graduate of London Teachers' College, taught in Ottawa before moving to the Northwest Territories community to teach Eskimo children at John Frobisher School. His wife, the former Maureen Ryan, and their two children, John and daughter Jo-Anne, moved from Ottawa last September.

Mr. Meriam is survived by his wife and daughter; his mother, Mrs. Josephine Meriam and a sister, Mrs. W.A. (Gwen) Cramm of London; and a brother, David of Winnepeg.

The boy is survived by grandparents besides Mrs. Meriam. They are Mr. and Mrs. John Ryan.

The George Logan and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The surviving Meriams have been unable to leave Frobisher Bay for London because of weather conditions and aircraft mechanical trouble.

The bodies will be at the Logan Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at noon tomorrow with burial in Woodland Cemetery.

Family with parents
father
18841947
Birth: October 18, 1884Byron, Ontario, Canada
Death: March 21, 1947Byron, Ontario, Canada
mother
18841983
Birth: October 14, 1884
Death: October 23, 1983Byron, Ontario, Canada
sister
Gwendolyn Patricia Meriam
brother
David Alexander Meriam
himself
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Birth: May 31, 1940Byron, Ontario, Canada
Death: February 4, 1968Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories, Canada
Family with Maureen Ryan
himself
19401968
Birth: May 31, 1940Byron, Ontario, Canada
Death: February 4, 1968Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories, Canada
wife
Maureen Ryan
son
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Birth: March 26, 1960London, Ontario, Canada
Death: February 4, 1968Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories
daughter
Jo-Anne Maureen Meriam
son
Sean Douglas Wraith
child
unknown Wraith
Barry Graham + Maureen Ryan
partner’s partner
Barry Graham
wife
Maureen Ryan