Jacob Merrill

6 October 1846–3 February 1918 (Age 71)
Muscatine, Muscatine, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Jacob

When Jacob Merrill was born on 6 October 1846, in Muscatine, Muscatine, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Justin Jared Merrill, was 40 and his mother, Camille Wirick, was 30. He married Susan Ellen Downs about 1873, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Basalt, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Idaho Falls, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 3 February 1918, in Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Merrill
Susan Ellen Downs
Marriage: about 1873
Adele Merrill
Nellie Merrill
William M. Merrill
Lillian Merrill
Clarence Merrill
Pearl Merrill
Leroy Merrill
James Merrill
Susan Merrill
Jessie May Merrill
Frank Merrill

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1873Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 8
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Sources (18)

    • Jacob Merrill in entry for Pearl Straub, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jacob Merrill, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Jacob Merill in entry for Frank Anson Morgan and Lilley Marriott, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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