Theresa Adelaide Merrifield

8 August 1852–21 June 1921 (Age 68)
Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Theresa Adelaide

When Theresa Adelaide Merrifield was born on 8 August 1852, in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Augustine Washington Merrifield, was 32 and her mother, Cordelia M. Burnham, was 28. She married James Stebbins about 1875, in Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Albion, Dane, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years and Lima, Rock, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. She died on 21 June 1921, in Milton, Buffalo, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Stebbins
Theresa Adelaide Merrifield
Marriage: about 1875
Edgar C. Stebbins
about 1878–1953
Edith Olive Stebbins
Aiden James Stebbins
George Yale Stebbins
Willard Augustine Stebbins
Cordelia Stebbins
Monica E. Stebbins
Ella H. Stebbins

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  • Marriage
    about 1875Wisconsin, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 2
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 20
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name chiefly from Merrifield or Mearfield in Cornwall, Merrivale in Devon, or from one or more of the six minor places in Devon called Merrifield. Some examples may be from similarly-named lost or unidentified minor localities in Essex, Kent, and Hampshire, or from either of two minor places called Merryfields in Sussex. The placenames derive from Old English myrig ‘merry, pleasant’ + feld ‘open country’ (see Field ).

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Thiasa Merryfield in household of A W Merryfield, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Lousa Stebbing in household of James Stebbing, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Theresa Merrifield in entry for Willard Augustine Stebbins, "Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"

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