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Merle Vern Anderson biography: 13 things about US Navy veteran from Bay City, Michigan

Merle Vern Anderson was born in Bay City, Bay County, Michigan, United States to Ted L. Anderson and Edna M. Anderson. Merle was 2 years younger than her sister Ellen G. Anderson.

Merle was 2 years older than her sister Ruth E. Anderson and 4 years older than his brother Lloyd C. Anderson. Here are 13 more things about Merle:

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  1. He served in the U.S. Navy during the World War II, which lasted from 1939 to 1945. 
  2. On October 9, 1945, he married Thelma Bernice Brown Anderson in Bay City. He was 7 months older than her.
  3. Thelma gave birth to their son Michael DuWayne Anderson in 1947, their daughter Carol Jane Anderson and their daughter Gail Patricia Anderson in 1950 all in Bay City.
  4. On September 29, 1950, he became a fireman at The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Midland County, Michigan.
  5. In 1953, Thelma gave birth to their daughter Nancy Patricia Anderson in Bay City.
  6. In 1954, Thelma gave birth to their daughter Mary Beth Anderson in Bay City.
  7. In 1955, Thelma gave birth to their daughter Betty Anderson in Bay City.
  8. In 1957, Thelma gave birth to their son John F. Anderson in Bay City.
  9. In 1958, Thelma gave birth to their son James Lloyd Anderson in Bay City.
  10. In 1960, Thelma gave birth to their daughter Janet Anderson in Bay City.
  11. In 1964, Thelma gave birth to their son William Brian Anderson in Bay City.
  12. On January 8, 1966, he was critically burned in the explosion of a boiler at The Dow Chemical Company in Midland. His fellow fireman Roy Arthur Estep received minor burns and returned to work on January 9, 1966.
  13. On January 24, 1966, he died at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland in Midland. He was 39.
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