Wafford Humphries Merrell

Male4 November 1906–6 January 1999

Brief Life History of Wafford Humphries

When Wafford Humphries Merrell was born on 4 November 1906, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Wofford Middleton Merrell, was 27 and his mother, Nina G Brown, was 24. He married Chandlee Ainsworth on 7 August 1931, in Jones, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in New Albany, Union, Mississippi, United States in 1940 and Brandon, Rankin, Mississippi, United States in 2000. He died on 6 January 1999, at the age of 92.

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Wafford Humphries Merrell
Chandlee Ainsworth
Marriage: 7 August 1931
Wafford Humphries Merrell Jr

Sources (7)

  • W H Merrell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • W. H. Merrell, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • Wafford H Merrell, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 August 1931Jones, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 1

    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

    Age 1

    When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.


    Age 25

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

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Merrill .

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

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