Merrill B. Wall

27 June 1893–6 January 1969 (Age 75)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Merrill B.

Merrill B. Wall was born on 27 June 1893, in Michigan, United States. He lived in Hamilton Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 6 January 1969, in Oshtemo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Oshtemo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 4

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stone-built wall, e.g. one used to fortify a town or to keep back the encroachment of the sea (Old English w(e)all, from Latin vallum ‘rampart’, ‘palisade’).2 Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, northern Middle English wall(e) (Old English (Mercian) wæll(a); compare Well ).3 Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Bhál, a Gaelicized form of de Valle, the name of a Norman family established in Munster and Connacht.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Merrill B Wall in household of Charles J Wall, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Merrill B Wall in household of Charles Wall, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Merrill Burton Wall, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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