Dr. Harold Ellis Merkley

21 January 1912–15 April 2002 (Age 90)
Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States

The Life of Harold Ellis

When Dr. Harold Ellis Merkley was born on 21 January 1912, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, his father, Ellis Merkley, was 26 and his mother, Jean Eleanor Gerber, was 26. He married Evelyn Karla Prusse on 2 November 1934, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Election District E, Denver, Colorado, United States in 1940 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1999. He died on 15 April 2002, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Dr. Harold Ellis Merkley
Evelyn Karla Prusse
Marriage: 2 November 1934
John Alan Merkley

Spouse and Children

2 November 1934
Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


    John Alan Merkley


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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

Age 4

The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 25

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Merkel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harold Ellis Merkley, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Harold E Merkley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harold Merkley in household of Ellis Merkley, "United States Census, 1920"

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