Joseph Francis Merrill

Brief Life History of Joseph Francis

When Joseph Francis Merrill was born on 24 August 1868, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Marriner Wood Merrill, was 35 and his mother, Maria Loenza Kingsbury, was 15. He married Annie Laura Hyde on 9 June 1898, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 3 February 1952, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Francis Merrill
1868–1952
Annie Laura Hyde
1871–1917
Marriage: 9 June 1898
Joseph Hyde Merrill
1899–1918
Annie Hyde Merrill
1900–1991
Edith Hyde Merrill
1903–1986
Rowland Hyde Merrill
1904–1991
Taylor Hyde Merrill
1906–1992
Eugene Hyde Merrill
1908–1973
Laura Hyde Merrill
1915–1950

Sources (57)

  • Joseph Merrill in household of Maria Merrill, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph F. Merrill, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"
  • Joseph Francis Merrill, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

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.

1870 · Giving all the right to vote

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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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