Orren Dudley Merrill

30 October 1855–18 June 1947 (Age 91)
Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Orren Dudley

When Orren Dudley Merrill was born on 30 October 1855, in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Dudley Justin Merrill, was 22 and his mother, Emily Almira Huntsman, was 21. He married Effie Isabelle Kimball on 25 December 1883, in Saint David, Cochise, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1910 and Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1920. He died on 18 June 1947, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orren Dudley Merrill
Effie Isabelle Kimball
Marriage: 25 December 1883
Caroline Merrill
Orren Dudley Merrill
David Justin Merrill
Leroy Merrill
Rialdo Merrill
Kimball Merrill
Almira Faye Merrill
Loran Merrill
Clarence Merrill
Edwin Chase Merrill
Mary Lucille Merrill
Effie Isabelle Merrill
Edna Vilate Merrill

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1883Saint David, Cochise, Arizona, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Constitution of 1857 promulgated.
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1885: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Bannock, Idaho, United States 1919: Caribou, Idaho, United States
    Age 25
    United States railroad companies receive favorable concessions. Railroad boom.

    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

    An Autobiography - Written by Thomas S. Kimball

    Thomas S. Kimball, son of David Patten and Caroline M. Kimball, was born August 10, 1862, at Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1870, his parents moved to Paris, Idaho, remaining there three years. Th …

    Sources (53)

    • Orren D Merrill in entry for Unknown, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Orrin Dudley Merrill, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • O D Merrill, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"

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