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.
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.