Luella May Sedlow

23 April 1905–1 January 1982 (Age 76)
Corunna, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Luella May

When Luella May Sedlow was born on 23 April 1905, in Corunna, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, her father, Louis Sedlow, was 28 and her mother, Jessie Harriet Tift, was 20. She married Glen Orville Merrill on 21 October 1921, in Vassar, Tuscola, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Clio, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Thetford Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 January 1982, in Alpena, Alpena, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mount Morris, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Glen Orville Merrill
Luella May Sedlow
Marriage: 21 October 1921
Jesse Earl Merrill
Jesse Merrill
Glen Robert Merrill
Joyce May Merrill

Spouse and Children

21 October 1921
Vassar, Tuscola, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Louis Sedlow


    Jessie Harriet Tift





    Josephine Florence Sedlow


    Louis Carl Sedlow



World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 5

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English (Shropshire): apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place, perhaps Sudlow Farm in Cheshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Luella Sedlow in household of Jessie H Sedlow, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Luella M Merrill in household of Glen O Merrill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Luella M Sedlow in household of Louis Sedlow, "United States Census, 1910"

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