Alice Harriet Merrill

2 February 1849–18 January 1905 (Age 55)
Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

George Farrar Wood
1851–1921
Alice Harriet Merrill
1849–1905
Marriage: 25 August 1874
Marguerite Alice Wood
1876–1894
Ethel Harriet Wood
1881–1922

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)

    1863
    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.
    1865
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Merrell
    Murrell

    Sources (19)

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

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