Philip Merrill Putnam

8 April 1899–1 July 1955 (Age 56)
Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Philip Merrill

When Philip Merrill Putnam was born on 8 April 1899, in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, David Abbott Putnam, was 37 and his mother, Alice Thornton Merrill, was 36. He married Lilla May Russell before 1938. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1935 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 1 July 1955, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Philip Merrill Putnam
Lilla May Russell
Marriage: before 1938
Madge Putnam

Spouse and Children

before 1938


Parents and Siblings

    David Abbott Putnam


    Alice Thornton Merrill




    Stuart Abbott Putnam


    Mildred Thornton Putnam


    Martha Tapley Putnam




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Age 4

The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.

Age 17

"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Hertfordshire and Surrey, called Puttenham, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Putta, meaning ‘kite’ (the bird) + Old English hām ‘homestead’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Phillip N Putnam, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Phillip M Putnam in household of A Abbott Putnam, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Philip M Putnam in household of David A Putnam, "United States Census, 1920"

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