Etta Wiley Merrill

6 March 1880–23 December 1953 (Age 73)
Porterville, Tulare, California, United States

The Life of Etta Wiley

When Etta Wiley Merrill was born on 6 March 1880, in Porterville, Tulare, California, United States, her father, Richmond Pearson Merrill, was 52 and her mother, Emily Catherine Coughran, was 35. She married Charles Edwin McVeety on 12 February 1918, in Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Bowie, Texas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 23 December 1953, in Longview, Gregg, Texas, United States, at the age of 73.

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Charles Edwin McVeety
Etta Wiley Merrill
Marriage: 12 February 1918

Spouse and Children

12 February 1918
Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings





    Lily Jewel Merrill


    Zula Zong Merrill


    Beulah Merrill


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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 1

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Etta W Mcvetty in household of Charles Mcvetty, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dick Merrill in household of R P Merrill, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Etta Mcvesty in household of Chas A Mcvesty, "United States Census, 1920"

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