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Zachary Merton
Anglo-German industrialist and philanthropist

Zachary Merton

Zachary Merton
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Intro Anglo-German industrialist and philanthropist
Is Businessperson
From Germany
Field Business
Gender male
Birth 1843
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Biography

Zachary Merton, born Zachary Moses, (1843-1915) was an Anglo-German industrialist and philanthropist.

Biography

Merton's family had founded Metallgesellschaft in Germany and Henry R. Merton and Co. in Britain, which were among the leading metal trading companies of their respective countries. Merton was a director and one of the largest shareholders of the British company.

Merton's wife, Antonie, had come to England from Germany with her previous husband, Hermann Schmiechen, a portrait painter. She was a follower of theosophy. Merton and Antonie lived at Folly Farm, Sulhamstead.

Merton died in 1915 but left £350,000 in his will to establish a series of convalescent homes. These included:

  • the Zachary Merton Convalescent Home in Banstead, Surrey
  • the Zachary Merton Convalescent Home in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire
  • the Zachary Merton Convalescent Home in Fulwood, South Yorkshire
  • the Zachary Merton Convalescent Home in Grayshott, Hampshire
  • the Zachary Merton Convalescent Home in Northwood, Middlesex
  • the Zachary Merton Convalescent Home in Pendlebury, Greater Manchester
  • the Zachary Merton Convalescent Home in Rustington, West Sussex
  • the Zachary Merton Convalescent Home in Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 12 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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