Merchant, Susan

Birth Name Merchant, Susan
Call Name Susie
Gender female


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1880-07-30 LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana, USA Birth of Merchant, Susie


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Merchant, William
Mother Heckman, Rachel Crosby
         Merchant, Susan
    Sister     Merchant, Agnes
    Brother     Merchant, Albert W.
    Sister     Merchant, Elva


    Family of Stites, Newton Franklin and Merchant, Susan
Married Husband Stites, Newton Franklin
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1904-01-09 La Porte, Indiana, USA Marriage of Stites, Newton Franklin and Merchant, Susan "Susie"
  1. Stites, [Living]
  2. Stites, Grace Irene
  3. Stites, Galen Franklin



My Grandmother was Susan, and they called her Susie. She was married to a Newton F. Stites. He was a tough old bird I know that. They were divorced, but why they were never came up. He got married again.

She had long hair. She wasn't very tall. She wasn't five foot, but her hair went all the way down to the floor. And she worked on that hair, usually on weekends. And she was also enthusiastially involved in horse racing (sulkies) and training. She used to race on two-wheeled carriages. That was before I came along. She was quite an unusual lady, but boy did she love the Lord! I came to know the Lord because of her.

Information courtesy of Gorden, [Private]


  1. Merchant, William
    1. Heckman, Rachel Crosby
      1. Merchant, Susan
        1. Stites, Newton Franklin
          1. Stites, Grace Irene
          2. Stites, [Living]
          3. Stites, Galen Franklin
      2. Merchant, Agnes
      3. Merchant, Albert W.
      4. Merchant, Elva