Linwood C. Merrill

FemaleDecember 1871–12 January 1960

Brief Life History of Linwood C.

When Linwood C. Merrill was born in December 1871, in Vermont, United States, her father, Myron E. Merrill, was 26 and her mother, Emily L Merrill, was 35. She married Harry D. Vining on 5 September 1894, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Compton, Quebec, Canada in 1881 and West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years. She died on 12 January 1960, at the age of 88, and was buried in Meeting House Hill Cemetery, West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Harry D. Vining
Linwood C. Merrill
Marriage: 5 September 1894
Clyde Masterson
Stanley Smith

Sources (9)

  • Lynnie Merrill in household of Myron Merrill, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Linwood C. Merrill, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Linnwood C Merrill, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    5 September 1894West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 1

    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.

    1872 · The Amnesty Act

    Age 1

    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 25

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: from a female personal name of Celtic origin, found in Welsh as Meriel and Meryl and in Irish as Muirgheal, earlier Muirgel (‘sea-bright’).

    English: habitational name from one or more of the many places whose names derive from Middle English mirie, merie, murie ‘merry, pleasant’ (Old English myrge) + hill, hell, hull ‘hill’ (Old English hyll), including two places called Merry Hill in Staffordshire and a third in Hertfordshire.

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

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