Albert Forrest Merrill

1837–11 March 1881 (Age 44)

The Life of Albert Forrest

When Albert Forrest Merrill was born in 1837, in Canada, his father, Samuel Merrills, was 36 and his mother, Phebe A Lothrop, was 30. He married Ellen Oliver about 1870. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 11 March 1881, in Long Rapids, Alpena, Michigan, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Alpena, Alpena, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Forrest Merrill
Ellen Oliver
Marriage: about 1870
Ida O Merrill
John Merrill
Minnie M. Merrill
Frank Forrest Merrill

Spouse and Children

about 1870


    Ida O Merrill


    John Merrill


    Minnie M. Merrill



Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 0

Michigan is the 26th state.

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 17

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim 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.

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

Story Highlight


Albert Merrill is listed as a lumberman in the birth record of his son John.

Sources (3)

  • Albert Merrill, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Robert Merrill in entry for John Edward Merrill, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Albert Merrill, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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