Elthura Roseltha Merrill

13 September 1842–13 July 1915 (Age 72)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Elthura Roseltha

When Elthura Roseltha Merrill was born on 13 September 1842, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Samuel Bemis Merrill, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Gardner Runyan, was 24. She married Reuben Collett on 7 January 1861, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 13 July 1915, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Smithfield City Cemetery, Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Collett
Elthura Roseltha Merrill
Marriage: 7 January 1861
Phoebe Theresa Collett
Reuben Samuel Collett
Sylvester Daniel Collett
Sylvanus Collett
Julia Ann Collett
Adelbert Teancum Collett
Charles Merrill Collett
Princetta Collett
Orrin Collett
Roseltha May Collett
Clarence James Collett
George Collett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 January 1861Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 3
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 21
    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.

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    Story Highlight

    Clan Of Grandpa Sam and Grandpa Dan!

    M E R R I L L F A M I L Y R E U N I O N SMITHFIELD , UTAH A Notable Gathering - 1,135 Souls Represented September 25, 1894 A reunion of the Merrill families was held in the ward …

    Sources (39)

    • Ethura Merrill in household of Saml B Merrill, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Ethinah R. Merrill in entry for Sylianus Collett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Althora Collett in household of Reuben Collett, "United States Census, 1870"

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