Merrill Joshua Elliott

4 February 1886–1964 (Age 77)
Laurel, Sussex, Delaware, United States

The Life of Merrill Joshua

When Merrill Joshua Elliott was born on 4 February 1886, in Laurel, Sussex, Delaware, United States, his father, Samuel Joseph Elliott, was 27 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Hastings, was 19. He married Clara Gertrude Hastings on 18 September 1907, in Tent, New Castle, Delaware, United States. He died in 1964, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Merrill Joshua Elliott
1886–1964
Clara Gertrude Hastings
1887–1971
Marriage: 18 September 1907

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 September 1907
Tent, New Castle, Delaware, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1893 · First U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain

Age 7

The first time that the rank of Ambassador was used was in 1893. When on March 30, 1893, Thomas F. Bayard was appointed Ambassador to Great Britain.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name, Elyat, Elyt. This represents at least two Old English personal names which have fallen together: the male name Aðelgēat (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + Gēat, a tribal name; see Jocelyn ), and the female personal name Aðelgȳð (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + gȳð ‘battle’). The Middle English name seems also to have absorbed various other personal names of Old English or Continental Germanic origin, as for example Old English Ælfweald ( see Ellwood ).2 English: from a pet form of Ellis .3 Scottish: Anglicized form of the originally distinct Gaelic surname Elloch, Eloth, a topographic name from Gaelic eileach ‘dam’, ‘mound’, ‘bank’. Compare Eliot .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Morill J Elliott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maril J Elliott, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"
  • Maril J Elliott, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"

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