Helen Merriam

Female13 February 1834–16 October 1906

Brief Life History of Helen

When Helen Merriam was born on 13 February 1834, in Goshen, Goshen, Orange, New York, United States, her father, Henry Guernsey Merriam, was 31 and her mother, Ann Eliza Reeve, was 23. She died on 16 October 1906, at the age of 72, and was buried in Slate Hill Cemetery, Goshen, Orange, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Guernsey Merriam
1802–1892
Ann Eliza Reeve
1810–1900
Helen Merriam
1834–1906
Henry Guernsey Merriam
1836–1911
Charles Edward Merriam
1838–1913
James Reeve Merriam
1841–1842
Isaac Reeve Merriam
1844–1845
Merriam
1844–
Frank Augustus Merriam
1846–1917
Alexander Ross Merriam
1849–1927
Alma Eveleth Merriam
1851–1931
Catie Merriam
1859–

Sources (9)

  • Hellan Merriam in household of Henry Merriam, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Helen Merriam, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Helen Merriam in household of Henry Merriam, "United States Census, 1860"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (10)

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1846

Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1863

Age 29

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from an unidentified place called Meryham, apparently in east Sussex but now lost. The placename may derive from Old English myrig ‘merry, pleasant’ + hām ‘village, homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.

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

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