Robert A Merrell

22 March 1862–26 November 1931 (Age 69)
Johnson, Texas, United States

The Life of Robert A

When Robert A Merrell was born on 22 March 1862, in Johnson, Texas, United States, his father, Adolphus Marion G. Merrell, was 35 and his mother, Margaret E. Rhodes, was 29. He married Ada M Johnson on 25 March 1886. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Cameron, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 3, Cameron, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 26 November 1931, in Cameron, Milam, Texas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in San Benito, Cameron, Texas, United States.

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Robert A Merrell
Ada M Johnson
Marriage: 25 March 1886
Margaret May Merrell
Robert William Merrell
Henry Adolphus Merrell
Synthia Serena Merrell
Clara Christina Merrell
Mary Alice Merrell
Helen Annie Merrill

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    Ada M Johnson


25 March 1886


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 3

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Merrill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • R A Merrell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert A Merrell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Robert A Merrell, "United States Census, 1920"

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