Earl Ellis Merrell

17 January 1908–3 February 1985 (Age 77)
Baxter, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Earl Ellis

When Earl Ellis Merrell was born on 17 January 1908, in Baxter, Arkansas, United States, his father, James Thomas Merrell, was 28 and his mother, Bessie A Purnell, was 19. He lived in Matney Township, Baxter, Arkansas, United States in 1920. He died on 3 February 1985, in Kensett, White, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Prince Cemetery, Bald Knob, White, Arkansas, United States.

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James Thomas Merrell
Bessie A Purnell
Elmer O Merrell
Earl Ellis Merrell
Bonnie Beatrice Merrell
Frank Horton Merrell

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 14

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Merrill .

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

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  • Earl E Merrell in household of James T Merrell, "United States Census, 1920"

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