Mervin Edwin Willard

5 June 1905–22 February 1995 (Age 89)
Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Mervin Edwin

When Mervin Edwin Willard was born on 5 June 1905, in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Charles James Willard, was 25 and his mother, Florence Evelyn Hadley, was 22. He married Elise McBean on 6 December 1933, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 22 February 1995, in Temple, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Temple, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mervin Edwin Willard
Elise McBean
Marriage: 6 December 1933
Charles Edwin Willard
William Herbert Willard

Spouse and Children

6 December 1933
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


    Charles Edwin Willard


    William Herbert Willard


Parents and Siblings




    Herbert Andrew Willard


    Raymond Charles Willard


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.
1916 · New Hampshire Holds First Primary

Age 11

In 1916, New Hampshire held the first presidential primary election even though it would not become important until 1952.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wil ‘will’, ‘desire’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.2 Probably an Americanized form of the German cognate Willhardt ( see Willert ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mervin E Willard in household of Charles J Willard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mervin E Willard in household of Charles J Willard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mervin Willard, "United States Census, 1940"

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