John David Merrell Senior

2 March 1915–30 April 1997 (Age 82)
Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John David

When John David Merrell Senior was born on 2 March 1915, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Charles William Merrell, was 37 and his mother, May Burbank Rees, was 36. He married Marian Alice Nielsen on 19 June 1941, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Box Elder Election Precinct, Box Elder, Utah, United States for about 5 years. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 30 April 1997, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John David Merrell Senior
1915–1997
Marian Alice Nielsen
1921–2000
Marriage: 19 June 1941
William Ray Merrell
1949–1949

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 June 1941Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 1
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch
    Age 1
    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 22
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Merrill .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Merrill

    Sources (38)

    • John David Merill in household of Charles Wm Merill, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John David Merrell, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • John David Merrell, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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