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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William Sumner Merrill
Grace Lillian Weeks
Marriage: 21 August 1905
Sumner Elisha Merrill
Eleanor Elizabeth Merrill

Spouse and Children

21 August 1905
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Sumner Elisha Merrill


    Eleanor Elizabeth Merrill


Parents and Siblings

    Elisha Merrill


    Lucy A. Farrington




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.

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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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