Edwin D'Lafayette Merrill

6 January 1836–23 September 1912 (Age 76)
Byron, Genesee, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Edwin D'Lafayette

When Edwin D'Lafayette Merrill was born on 6 January 1836, in Byron, Genesee, New York, United States, his father, Orrin Phelps Merrill Sr, was 30 and his mother, Emily Phelps Merrill, was 31. He married Eliza Ann Perkins on 2 November 1865, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Bennington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1906. He died on 23 September 1912, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Edwin D'Lafayette Merrill
Eliza Ann Perkins
Marriage: 2 November 1865
Mary Emily Merrill
Edwin D Merrill

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  • Marriage
    2 November 1865Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 14
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 21
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: from a female personal name of Celtic origin, found in Welsh as Meriel and Meryl and in Irish as Muirgheal, earlier Muirgel (‘sea-bright’).English: habitational name from one or more of the many places whose names derive from Middle English mirie, merie, murie ‘merry, pleasant’ (Old English myrge) + hill, hell, hull ‘hill’ (Old English hyll), including two places called Merry Hill in Staffordshire and a third in Hertfordshire.

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Edwin Merrill, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Edwin Del Merrill, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Edwin Merrill in household of Bechnias Dustin, "United States Census, 1860"

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