Alice Harriet Merrill

Female2 February 1849–18 January 1905

Brief Life History of Alice Harriet

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.

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George Farrar Wood
Alice Harriet Merrill
Marriage: 25 August 1874
Marguerite Alice Wood
Ethel Harriet Wood

Sources (21)

  • Alin Merril in household of Edwin E Merril, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Murriel A. Merrill, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Alice H Merrill, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 August 1874Geneva, Ontario, New York, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 14

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 14

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.


    Age 16

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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