Joseph Eddy Merrill

15 November 1867–23 January 1953 (Age 85)
Kingston, DeKalb, Illinois, United States

The Life of Joseph Eddy

When Joseph Eddy Merrill was born on 15 November 1867, in Kingston, DeKalb, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Langdon Merrill Jr., was 26 and his mother, Sophie Jane Eddy, was 21. He married Leona Violetta Jennetta Thornton on 11 April 1896, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Central Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Webster Groves, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 23 January 1953, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 85.

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Joseph Eddy Merrill
Leona Violetta Jennetta Thornton
Marriage: 11 April 1896
Thornton Merrill
Mabel Merrill
Marian E Merrill
Charles Eddy Merrill

Spouse and Children


    Leona Violetta Jennetta Thornton


11 April 1896
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States


    Thornton Merrill


    Mabel Merrill


    Marian E Merrill



Parents and Siblings

    Charles Langdon Merrill Jr.


    Sophie Jane Eddy




World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Age 4

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • J E Merril, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eddy Merrill in household of Charles L Merrill, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph Merrill, "United States Census, 1900"

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