Elizabeth Ann Bennett

FemaleJanuary 1850–13 August 1934

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Ann

When Elizabeth Ann Bennett was born in January 1850, in West Virginia, United States, her father, Abraham Bennett, was 47 and her mother, Elizabeth Barney, was 38. She married John Wesley Merrill on 5 November 1877, in Will, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Wilmington, Will, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 August 1934, in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 84.

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John Wesley Merrill
Elizabeth Ann Bennett
Marriage: 5 November 1877
Moses Merrill
Ethel Louise Merrill
Adelaine Merrill

Sources (12)

  • Elizabeth Ann Bennet in household of Elizabeth Bennet, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Bennett, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Elizabeth A Bennett, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 November 1877Will, Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Cook, Illinois, United States


    Age 13

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 22

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the medieval personal name Benedict , from Latin Benedictus ‘blessed’. In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

    German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard .

    Altered form of French Benet or Bennet or of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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

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