When Alice Harriet Merrill was born on 2 February 1849, in Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Edwin Seymour Merrill, was 31 and her mother, Harriett Hurd Hand, was 33. She married George Farrar Wood on 25 August 1874, in Geneva, Ontario, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 18 January 1905, in Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
Welsh and English: from a female personal name of Celtic origin, found in Welsh as Meriel and Meryl and in Irish as Muirgheal, earlier Muirgel (‘sea-bright’).
English: habitational name from one or more of the many places whose names derive from Middle English mirie, merie, murie ‘merry, pleasant’ (Old English myrge) + hill, hell, hull ‘hill’ (Old English hyll), including two places called Merry Hill in Staffordshire and a third in Hertfordshire.