Marriner Wood Merrill (1832 - 1906) MP

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Birthplace: Sackville, Westmoreland, New Brunswick, Canada
Death: Died in Richmond, Cache, Utah, USA
Occupation: farmer
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About Marriner Wood Merrill

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Marriner Wood Merrill (1832-1906) He was a pioneering settler of Cache Valley and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Merrill became the first president of the Logan Utah Temple in 1884 and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 7, 1889. He served in both offices in the church for the rest of his life.

Merrill had 8 wives and 43 children.

SOURCE: "Utah Pioneer and Apostle: Marriner Wood Merrill and His Family"; Melvin Clarence Merrill http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/Default.aspx?htx=BookList&dbid=20538&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0

Resources:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriner_W._Merrill.
  2. http://www.gapages.com/merrimw1.htm
  3. The University of Utah has a copy of his personal diary in their collection. The Marriner Wood Merrill papers (1886-1890) contain a diary which documents daily activities, in particular, expenditures.

-------------------- Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 William Atkinson Company (1853) Age 20


Departure: 18 May 1853 Arrival: 10-11 September 1853

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Birth: Sep. 25, 1832 New Brunswick, Canada

Death: Feb. 6, 1906 Logan Cache County Utah, USA

Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a young boy he had a vision of many things of the restored Church, from the Prophet Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, the trek west, and even polygamy; this was before his conversion at the age of nineteen. He also served as Bishop in Richmond, UT; and President of the Logan Temple where he experienced many manifestations of the work, and even an encounter with the adversary. As an Apostle he was especially recognized for his wisdom, good judgment, spiritual insight, understanding and industry in material life. He had 8 wives and 46 children.


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Parents:
  • Nathan Alexander Merrill (1794 - 1851)
  • Sarah Ann Reunolds Merrill (1792 - 1876)
Spouses:
  • Hilda Maria Erickson Merrill (1869 - 1954)
  • Sarah Ann Atkinson Merrill (1834 - 1915)*
  • Cyrene Standley Merrill (1840 - 1917)*
  • Almira Jane Bainbridge Merrill (1849 - 1906)*
  • Maria Loenza Kingsbury Merrill (1852 - 1925)*
  • Anna Sophia Engman Anderson Merrill (1870 - 1952)*
  • Elna Jonsson Merrill (1863 - 1950)*
Children:
  • Phebe Ann Merrill McNeil (1854 - 1926)*
  • Marriner Wood Merrill (1857 - 1899)*
  • Thomas Hazen Merrill (1859 - 1935)*
  • Alma Merrill (1861 - 1936)*
  • Rhoda Louisa Merrill Hendricks (1863 - 1940)*
  • Clarrissa Merrill (1866 - 1867)*
  • Olonzo David Merrill (1867 - 1939)*
  • Elizabeth Almira Merrill Hendricks (1868 - 1926)*
  • William Paul Merrill (1868 - 1951)*
  • Louis Edgar Merrill (1870 - 1956)*
  • Ida Philinda Merrill Van Orden (1870 - 1957)*
  • Carrie Jane Merrill (1873 - 1876)*
  • Lewis Alfred Merrill (1874 - 1915)*
  • Amos Newlove Merrill (1875 - 1953)*
  • Laura Vilate Merrill Funk (1875 - 1945)*
  • Lucy Alcena Merrill Funk (1877 - 1964)*
  • Ambrose Pond Merrill (1882 - 1927)*
  • Elda Merrill Johnson (1886 - 1960)*
  • Hilda Merrill Richards (1889 - 1979)*
  • Loretta Elsa Merrill Rigby (1891 - 1991)*
  • Lenora Eveline Merrill Olson (1892 - 1966)*
  • Luella Merrill (1896 - 1930)*
  • Anna Mae Merrill Hale (1902 - 2003)*

Burial: Richmond City Cemetery Richmond Cache County Utah, USA

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Marriner W. Merrill, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints's Timeline

1832
September 25, 1832
Sackville, Westmoreland, New Brunswick, Canada
1852
April 3, 1852
Age 19
Sackville, NB, Canada
1853
November 10, 1853
Age 21
Bountiful, UT, USA
1854
October 24, 1854
Age 22
1856
June 5, 1856
Age 23
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Married by Jedekiah M. Grant

1857
January 19, 1857
Age 24
October 26, 1857
Age 25
1859
June 11, 1859
Age 26
November 10, 1859
Age 27
1861
November 9, 1861
Age 29
Richmond, Cache, Utah, USA