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
Bathsheba Kate Smith
Marriage: 2 January 1861
Annella Smith Merrill
Leila Smith Merrill
George Albert Merrill
Alice Smith Merrill
Maud Smith Merrill
Margaret May Merrill
Clarence Merrill Jr
Irene Smith Merrill
Alton Smith Merrill
John Henry Merrill
Joseph Smith Merrill
Thomas Smith Merrill
Lewis Bigler Merrill
Charles Smith Merrill

Spouse and Children

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


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    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.
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    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


    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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