First Auto Bought by Merithews

By dhowell - Posted on 03 January 2008

The first automobile to be owned in Manchester, according to a report in the Manchester Enterprise, was purchased by Frank D. Merithew for his son Robert. Robert was a bookkeeper at the Peoples Bank and leader of the military band.

Robert went to Jackson for the machine which was a single seated Jaxon and "a neat looking rig." It was on exhibition on the streets and Robert gave his mother her first ride.