Merlin Wright Woodruff

27 March 1916–23 August 1979 (Age 63)
Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Merlin Wright

When Merlin Wright Woodruff was born on 27 March 1916, in Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States, his father, Russell Everett Woodruff, was 31 and his mother, Emma Blanche Woodard, was 31. He married Mary Adaline Huntington on 8 August 1939, in Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States. He lived in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 23 August 1979, in Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States.

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Merlin Wright Woodruff
Mary Adaline Huntington
Marriage: 8 August 1939

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World Events (8)

Age 1
U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War
Age 1
Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1935 · The FBI is Established
Age 19
The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of land where woodruff grew, Old English wudurofe (a compound of wudu ‘wood’ with a second element of unknown origin). The leaves of the plant have a sweet smell and the surname may also have been a nickname for one who used it as a perfume, or perhaps an ironical nickname for a malodorous person.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Merlin W Woodruff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Merlyn H Woodruff in household of Russell E Woodruff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Merlyn Woodruff in household of Russell E Woodruff, "United States Census, 1920"

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