Mary Luella Swensen

29 July 1898–15 January 1979 (Age 80)
Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life of Mary Luella

When Mary Luella Swensen was born on 29 July 1898, in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States, her father, Lewis Swensen, was 34 and her mother, Mary Sophia Jensen, was 21. She married Joseph Nelson Merkley on 30 March 1918. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Ward 5 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 7 Mountain Dell, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 15 January 1979, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Nelson Merkley
1899–1963
Mary Luella Swensen
1898–1979
Marriage: 30 March 1918
Joseph Arvid Merkley
1919–1998
Tad Borden Merkley
1920–2005
Roland Lewis Merkley
1922–1982
Mary Irene Merkley
1924–1996
Keith Merkley
1928–1928
Carma Merkley
1928–2010
Echo Merkley
1932–2017
Joella Merkley
1934–2018
Charles Glen Merkley
1936–2008
Jimmy Garr Merkley
1939–1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 March 1918
children

(10)

    Joseph Arvid Merkley

    Male1919–1998Male

    Tad Borden Merkley

    Male1920–2005Male

    Roland Lewis Merkley

    Male1922–1982Male

    Mary Irene Merkley

    Female1924–1996Female

    Keith Merkley

    Male1928–1928Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1916 · Parcel Post Bank Constructed

Age 18

"The Bank of Vernal is constructed in 1916, using bricks from Salt Lake City. Later on the bank of Vernal is known as the """"Parcel Post Bank"""" because the bricks used in constructing the building are mailed to Vernal because it is the cheapest method at the time."
1920

Age 22

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Norwegian and Danish Svensen, a variant of Svendsen .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Luela Swensen Merkley in household of Joseph Nelson Merkley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mary Luella Swensen Merkley in household of Joseph Nelson Merkley, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Mary Luella Swensen Merkley in household of Joseph Nelson Merkley, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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