Hill Bennett Mercer

14 August 1892–14 November 1979 (Age 87)
Grandy, Currituck, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Hill Bennett

When Hill Bennett Mercer was born on 14 August 1892, his father, George Washington Mercer, was 35 and his mother, Lenora Dowdy, was 21. He married Mary Janie Aydlett on 22 December 1914, in Poplar Branch Township, Currituck, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Poplar Branch, Currituck, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Poplar Branch Township, Currituck, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 14 November 1979, at the age of 87, and was buried in Grandy, Currituck, North Carolina, United States.

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Hill Bennett Mercer
Mary Janie Aydlett
Marriage: 22 December 1914

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 December 1914Poplar Branch Township, Currituck, North Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage
    Age 5
    In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 24
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English and Catalan: occupational name for a merchant, from Old French mercier, merchier (see Mercier ). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Hill Mercer, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Hill B Mercer, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Hill Bennett Mercer, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"

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