Merrill Daniel Clayson

Brief Life History of Merrill Daniel

When Merrill Daniel Clayson was born on 22 October 1899, in Lake Shore, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Eli James Clayson, was 32 and his mother, Ann Elizabeth Hawkins, was 23. He married Mary Maud Taylor in August 1926, in Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1940 and United States in 1949. He died on 14 December 1970, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Merrill Daniel Clayson
1899–1970
Mary Maud Taylor
1906–1995
Marriage: August 1926
Ethel Jean Clayson
1927–1987
Janice Marilyn Clayson
1930–1988
Dr Merrill David Clayson
1934–2001
Claudia Mary Clayson
1941–1997

Sources (49)

  • Merrill D Clayson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • Merrill Daniel Clayson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion

Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Classe, a short form of Nicholas. The name may have been imported to England in the Middle Ages by Flemish weavers. In North America, this surname has probably absorbed some cases of Dutch Claassen and its variants.

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

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