Wayne L. Merrick

24 March 1928–25 November 2010 (Age 82)
Ellendale, Dickey, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Wayne L.

When Wayne L. Merrick was born on 24 March 1928, in Ellendale, Dickey, North Dakota, United States, his father, Leslie Earl Merrick, was 36 and his mother, Edna Elizabeth Tomfohrde, was 32. He lived in Agar, Sully, South Dakota, United States in 1930. He died on 25 November 2010, in Ishpeming, Marquette, Michigan, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Negaunee, Marquette, Michigan, United States.

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Leslie Earl Merrick
Edna Elizabeth Tomfohrde
Ardys B. Merrick
Lois B. Merrick
Charles William Merrick
Warren E. Merrick
Wayne L. Merrick

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 3

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the Welsh personal name Meurig, a form of Maurice, Latin Mauritius ( see Morris ).2 English: from an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, composed of the Germanic elements meri, mari ‘fame’ + rīc ‘power’.3 Scottish: habitational name from a place near Minigaff in the county of Dumfries and Galloway, so called from Gaelic meurach ‘branch or fork of a road or river’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wayne L Merrick in household of Leslie E Merrick, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wayne L Merrick in household of Leslie E Merrick, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wayne Merrick, "South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970"

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