Alexander R. Merrill, brother of the former [J. E. Merrill], is also a Charlestonian, and was born May 12th, 1861. He didn't do any work on Confederate gun-boats, unlike his brother, but he early contracted a habit for making boilers and doing general blacksmith work, and soon became a master. As already stated, he formed a partnership with J. E. Merrill, in 1880, and when the Merrill-Stevens Company was chartered he was its Secretary, and Superintendent of the boiler-making department. The history of this company is recorded in thechapter on manufacturers. Mr. Merrill is a member of the Elks Club, Knights of Pythias, and Marine Engineers. He is Royal Arch Mason, a Mystic Shriner, and also a Master Engineer. He was married in 1884 to Miss Eloise J. DeMedecis, of St. Augustine.