Harold Benjamin Merrell

5 February 1905–31 December 1960 (Age 55)
Davie, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Harold Benjamin

When Harold Benjamin Merrell was born on 5 February 1905, in Davie, North Carolina, United States, his father, Elmer Oscar Merrell, was 23 and his mother, Loula Mae Garwood, was 20. He lived in Fulton, Davie, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and China Grove, Rowan, North Carolina, United States in 1960. He died on 31 December 1960, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in China Grove, Rowan, North Carolina, United States.

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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.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 13

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 15

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Merrill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjaman Merrell in household of Jeff F Myres, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harold Benjamin Merrell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Harold Benjamin Merrell, "North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994"

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