Merl D Fountain (1903 - 1995)



Merl D Fountain’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Merl so that their life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Merl’s biography.

Merl D Fountain Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Merl D Fountain and their immediate Fountain family. Add to Merl D Fountain's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with their family and other genealogy hobbyists.



Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Merl.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Merl D Fountain? Add burial and funeral information.


Last Known Residence

Holiday, Pasco County, Florida

Average Age

Life Expectancy


Add family members


Did Merl finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Merl attend? Add education.


Share what Merl did for a living or if they had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Merl D Fountain is a military veteran.

Middle name


Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name



Unknown. Add Merl's ethnicity.


Unknown. Add Merl's nationality.


Unknown. Was Merl a religious person? Add Merl’s religion

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Merl during various points of their life.


1903 - In the year that Merl D Fountain was born, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was begun by two childhood friends, William Harley and Arthur Davidson - with help from Arthur's brother, Walter. Their first prototype - a "motor-bicycle" - couldn't climb hills without also pedaling, so they went back to the drawing board, and in 1904 their new version came in 4th in a race. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company were the only two major motorcycle companies to survive the Great Depression.

1942 - Merl was 39 years old when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

1989 - Merl was 86 years old when on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

1994 - When this person was 91 years old, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

1995 - In the year of Merl D Fountain's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

Merl D Fountain Family Tree

Who was Merl’s parents? Did they get married and did they have children? Share Merl’s family tree to share their legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Merl's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Merl D Fountain
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Merl's family tree by clicking here.


This obit of Merl D Fountain is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to their obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Merl D Fountain passed away on December 25, 1995 at age 92. There is no listed cause of death. Merl was born on February 22, 1903. We have no information about Merl's family or relationships. We know that Merl D Fountain had been residing in Holiday, Pasco County, Florida.


What do you remember about Merl D Fountain? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about them. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Merl is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Merl D Fountain


Other Biographies