William Sumner Merrill

6 January 1880–10 December 1956 (Age 76)
Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William Sumner

When William Sumner Merrill was born on 6 January 1880, in Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Elisha Merrill, was 42 and his mother, Lucy A. Farrington, was 32. He married Grace Lillian Weeks on 21 August 1905, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 10 December 1956, at the age of 76, and was buried in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Sumner Merrill
1880–1956
Grace Lillian Weeks
1881–
Marriage: 21 August 1905
Sumner Elisha Merrill
1907–1972
Eleanor Elizabeth Merrill
1913–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 August 1905
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

    Sumner Elisha Merrill

    Male1907–1972Male

    Eleanor Elizabeth Merrill

    Female1913–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Elisha Merrill

    Male1837–1890Male

    Lucy A. Farrington

    Female1847–1913Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm S Merrill in household of Elisha Merrill, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William S Merrill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William S Merrill, "United States Census, 1920"

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