Clarence Merrill

18 May 1841–21 February 1918 (Age 76)
South Norwalk, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Clarence

When Clarence Merrill was born on 18 May 1841, in South Norwalk, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Albert Merrill, was 25 and his mother, Margaret Ann Richison Richardson, was 24. He married Bathsheba Kate Smith on 2 January 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. His occupation is listed as death residence in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 21 February 1918, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clarence Merrill
1841–1918
Bathsheba Kate Smith
1844–1920
Marriage: 2 January 1861
Annella Smith Merrill
1861–1862
Leila Smith Merrill
1863–1940
George Albert Merrill
1866–1899
Alice Smith Merrill
1868–1948
Maud Smith Merrill
1870–1936
Margaret May Merrill
1872–1946
Clarence Merrill Jr
1874–1948
Irene Smith Merrill
1876–1969
Alton Smith Merrill
1878–1879
John Henry Merrill
1880–1935
Joseph Smith Merrill
1882–1913
Thomas Smith Merrill
1884–1951
Lewis Bigler Merrill
1887–1937
Charles Smith Merrill
1890–1988

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1842 · Relief Society Organized
    Age 1
    The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on March 17, 1842. Emma Smith was the first Relief Society president. It was established as a way to help strengthen and serve other women.
    1846
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Merrell
    Murrell

    Story Highlight

    Autobiography of Clarance Merrill

    Autobiography of Clarance Merrill Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library Available for Use in Special Collections MSS Sc 2754 Floor 1-N: Manuscript Collection - 1130 HBLL

    Sources (89)

    • Clarence Merrille in household of Albert Merrille, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Clarence in entry for Thomas Smith Merrill and Myrtle M Davis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Clarence Merrill in entry for Julia Felshaw Merrill, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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