Ella Merrick

31 August 1897–27 July 1972 (Age 74)
Dempsey, Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States

The Life of Ella

When Ella Merrick was born on 31 August 1897, in Dempsey, Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States, her father, Devalson Marcus Merrick, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Reid Kidd, was 21. She married David William Grimm on 4 March 1915, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Lava Hot Springs, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Kelly, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1930. She died on 27 July 1972, in Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Bancroft, Caribou, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

David William Grimm
1895–1973
Ella Merrick
1897–1972
Marriage: 4 March 1915
Lois Ella Grimm
1917–2002
Henry William O'Brien Grimm
1918–1944
Gladys Leola Grimm
1922–2013

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 March 1915
Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States
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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1911

Age 14

Historical Boundaries 1911: Bannock, Idaho, United States 1948: Caribou, Idaho, United States Used birth record of 1911 as an estimated founding date.
1917

Age 20

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the Welsh personal name Meurig, a form of Maurice, Latin Mauritius ( see Morris ).2 English: from an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, composed of the Germanic elements meri, mari ‘fame’ + rīc ‘power’.3 Scottish: habitational name from a place near Minigaff in the county of Dumfries and Galloway, so called from Gaelic meurach ‘branch or fork of a road or river’.

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

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Story Highlight

DEVALSON MARCUS "DEE" MERRICK - A BRIEF HISTORY

Devalson Marcus "Dee" Merrick was born 05 Dec 1864 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA as the fifth child of Marcus Devalson Merrick and Sophia Duffin. He had five siblings, namely: Eunice Sophia, Amelia Maria …

Sources (3)

  • Ella Merrick Grimm, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ella Merrick Grimm in household of David William Grimm, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ella Merrick Grimm in household of David William Grimm, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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