Catherine M Burke Merrill

16 July 1876–25 February 1955 (Age 78)
Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Catherine M Burke

Catherine M Burke Merrill was born on 16 July 1876, in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States as the daughter of Jeremiah M Merrill and Ellen M Sheehan. She married Alfred Bertrand Smith on 25 October 1912, in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1920. She died on 25 February 1955, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Alfred Bertrand Smith
Catherine M Burke Merrill
Marriage: 25 October 1912

Spouse and Children

25 October 1912
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Jeremiah M Merrill


    Ellen M Sheehan




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several minor places named with the Old English elements myrige ‘pleasant’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catherine M Smith in household of Alfred B Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Catherine M Burke Merrill, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Catherine M. Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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