William Merriam Burton’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Nov 17, 1865

Death Date

Dec 29, 1954

Age of Death

89 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Dec 29, 1954



The chemist William Merriam died at the age of 89. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Chemist whose thermal cracking process, which he invented in 1913, greatly expanded the amount of gasoline that could be obtained from raw petroleum. He was the president of Standard Oil from 1918 to 1927.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio.