Alice Harriet Merrill

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

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

25 August 1874
Geneva, Ontario, New York, United States


    Marguerite Alice Wood


    Ethel Harriet Wood


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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

English: habitational name from any of several minor places named with the Old English elements myrige ‘pleasant’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet A Merrill in household of Edwin L Merrill, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alice H Merrill in household of Edwin S Merrill, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Alice H Wood in household of George F Wood, "United States Census, 1900"

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