Mary Jane Merrill

2 May 1823–28 June 1906 (Age 83)
Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Merrill was born on 2 May 1823, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jonathan Merrill, was 25 and her mother, Margaret Clark, was 24. She married Eliphalet Daniel Gale on 26 June 1850. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States in 1850. She died on 28 June 1906, in Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Eliphalet Daniel Gale
Mary Jane Merrill
Marriage: 26 June 1850
Margaret Elizabeth Gale
George Howard Gale
Anna G Gale
Clarence Sidney Gale
William C. Gale
Minnie Frances Gale
Sarah A. Gale
Bertha May Gale

Spouse and Children

26 June 1850


    Margaret Elizabeth Gale


    George Howard Gale


    William C. Gale


    Anna G Gale


    Minnie Frances Gale


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 10

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Mary J Gale in household of Elipalet Gale, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary J Gale in household of Eliphalet Gale, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary J Gale in household of Eliphalet Gale, "United States Census, 1880"

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