Merlin Grant Shumway

2 October 1896–27 May 1976 (Age 79)
Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Merlin Grant

When Merlin Grant Shumway was born on 2 October 1896, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, his father, Jedediah Grant Shumway, was 30 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Robinson, was 24. He married Ruth Glazier on 2 October 1920, in Kane, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 1 Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 27 May 1976, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Merlin Grant Shumway
Ruth Glazier
Marriage: 2 October 1920
Roden Grant Shumway
De Rue Shumway
Nancy Merlene Shumway

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  • Marriage
    2 October 1920Kane, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 8
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    Age 21
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of French Chamois . Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French pronunciation of the diphthong oi as ‘wé’, which in France was replaced in the 17th century by the current ‘wa’.History: The ancestor of the Shumways was Peter Shumway, originally almost certainly Pierre Chamois from France, probably a Huguenot, who was in MA by 1675. He is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America.

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

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    Sources (35)

    • Merl Grant Shumway, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Merlin G Shumway, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Merlin Shumway in entry for Roden Grant Shumway, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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