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
1855–1947
Effie Isabelle Kimball
1869–1945
Marriage: 25 December 1883
Caroline Merrill
1884–1904
Orren Dudley Merrill
1886–1886
David Justin Merrill
1888–1933
Leroy Merrill
1889–1948
Rialdo Merrill
1891–1982
Kimball Merrill
1893–1919
Almira Faye Merrill
1895–1979
Loran Merrill
1897–1969
Clarence Merrill
1899–1947
Edwin Chase Merrill
1902–1994
Mary Lucille Merrill
1904–1982
Effie Isabelle Merrill
1907–1973
Edna Vilate Merrill
1910–1924

Spouse and Children

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

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1857
    Age 2
    Constitution of 1857 promulgated.
    1864
    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
    1880
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Merrell
    Murrell

    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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