Katie Eliza Hale

10 December 1871–29 June 1891 (Age 19)
Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Katie Eliza

When Katie Eliza Hale was born on 10 December 1871, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, her father, Alma Helaman Hale, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Annie Clark, was 29. She married Joseph Harris Merrill on 6 November 1890, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 29 June 1891, in Fagali'i, Tuamasaga, Upolu, Samoa, at the age of 19, and was buried in Fagali'i, Tuamasaga, Upolu, Samoa.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Harris Merrill
Katie Eliza Hale
Marriage: 6 November 1890
Joseph Aroet Merrill

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1890Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 1
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1872 · The Amnesty Act
    Age 1
    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 10
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived in a (usually remote) nook or corner of land, from Old English and Middle English hale, dative of h(e)alh ‘nook, hollow’, or a habitational name from a place so named such as Hale in Cheshire, Hampshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Holme Hale (Norfolk), Hale Street (Kent), and Haile (Cumberland). In northern England the word often has a specialized meaning, denoting a piece of flat alluvial land by the side of a river, typically one deposited in a bend. See Haugh . In southeastern England it often referred to a patch of dry land in a fen. In some cases the surname may be a habitational name from any of several places in England named with this fossilized inflected form, which would originally have been preceded by a preposition, e.g. in the hale or at the hale. This surname is also established in south Wales.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Céile (see McHale ).Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Halle .

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

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    Story Highlight

    First Wife and Start of Mission

    In his own words: I enjoyed the company of Katie and Grace Hale, daughters of Alma Helaman and Sarah Annie Clark Hale, who had move from Grantsville to Smithfield to be near the temple. On 6 Novembe …

    Sources (30)

    • Katie Hale in household of Alma Hale, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Katie E Hale, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • 1880 United States Federal Census

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