Joseph Harris Merrill

10 March 1868–19 September 1961 (Age 93)
Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Harris

When Joseph Harris Merrill was born on 10 March 1868, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Horatio Harris Merrill, was 31 and his mother, Martine Mouritsen, was 16. He married Katie Eliza Hale on 6 November 1890, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 19 September 1961, in Thomas, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Harris Merrill
Grace Emma Hale
Marriage: 21 June 1894
Leland Hale Merrill
Leonard Mouritsen Merrill
Melvin Horatio Merrill
Joseph Ernest Merrill
Alma Harold Merrill
DeMar Merrill
Kenneth Merrill
Katie Annona Merrill
Donald Gower Merrill
Vonda Grace Merrill

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 June 1894Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 2
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries 1880: Alturas, Idaho Territory, United States 1889: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United states
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 28
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: from a female personal name of Celtic origin, found in Welsh as Meriel and Meryl and in Irish as Muirgheal, earlier Muirgel (‘sea-bright’).English: habitational name from one or more of the many places whose names derive from Middle English mirie, merie, murie ‘merry, pleasant’ (Old English myrge) + hill, hell, hull ‘hill’ (Old English hyll), including two places called Merry Hill in Staffordshire and a third in Hertfordshire.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Joseph Harris Merrill's Samoan Translation of the Book of Mormon

    from a research paper by Ann M. Jones There have been two translations of the Book of Mormon into Samoan. According to the records of the Office of the Church Historian, the second translation was …

    Sources (86)

    • Jos Merrill in entry for Candas Merrill, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Joseph Harris Merrill, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Jos H Merrill in entry for Donald Gower Merrill and Pearl Elizabeth Stocking, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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