Merinda Knowles Melling

5 November 1838–1 February 1932 (Age 93)
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Merinda Knowles

When Merinda Knowles Melling was born on 5 November 1838, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Melling, was 20 and her mother, Ellen Knowles, was 18. She married William Pool on 3 June 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 1 February 1932, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Pool
Merinda Knowles Melling
Marriage: 3 June 1856
Joseph Stockton Poole

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 June 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 4
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    Age 5
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 25
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from any of the places near Lancaster and near Liverpool. Both are probably so called from an Old English personal name Mealla + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas.Irish: variant of Mellon .German: habitational name from a place called Mellingen (see Mellinger ).

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Marinda Knowles, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Merinda Pool, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Miranda Knowles in household of John Knowles, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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