Lenora Triphena Noble

12 January 1848–20 July 1876 (Age 28)
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Lenora Triphena

When Lenora Triphena Noble was born on 12 January 1848, in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Goodwin Noble, was 36 and her mother, Mary Ann Harper, was 41. She married Samuel Adam Merrill on 21 December 1863, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 20 July 1876, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Smithfield City Cemetery, Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Adam Merrill
Lenora Triphena Noble
Marriage: 21 December 1863
Mary Elizabeth Merrill
Lenora Priscilla Merrill
Samuel Teancum Merrill
Adelbert Owen Merrill
William Aquilla Merrill
Eliza Priscilla Merrill
Laura Matilda Merrill

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1863Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (5)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 6
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 15
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and French: status name or nickname from Middle English, Old French noble ‘high-born, distinguished, illustrious’ (from Latin nobilis), denoting someone of lofty birth or character, or someone who poses as a nobleman, or perhaps also ironically someone of low station. The surname has been established in Ireland since the 13th century, but was re-introduced in the 17th century and is now found mainly in Ulster. Compare French Lenoble .Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German Knöbel, Knobel , and Nobel .Spanish: nickname from noble ‘noble’ or ‘courteous, kind’ (see 1 above).

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

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    Story Highlight

    LIFE SKETCH OF LEONORA TRYPHENA NOBLE AND HUSBAND, SAMUEL ADAM MERRILL Written by Bessie Noble Larkin and Ethelyn Erickson Hodges. and typist Elaine Erickson Coleman.

    Samuel Adam Merrill was born 2 April 1846 at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. After arriving in America he came westward with the saints. He went back to Winter Quarters with the company that picke …

    Sources (25)

    • Nora Noble in entry for Samuel T Merrill, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Leonora Merrill in household of Samuel Merrill, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Lanora Noble in entry for William A Merrill, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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