Bio: Merrill, Charles J. (1839 - 1909)

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Surnames: Merrill, Smith, Cummings


----Source: 1881 History of Northern, Wisconsin

CHARLES Merrill, saw mill and lumberman, Merrillan, was born in Glenburn, Me., Sept. 4, 1839. Came to Wisconsin in 1859, and settled at Sparta, where he remained until the Spring of 1864, working in the woods during the Winters. Went to Montana at the time of the mining excitement, and followed mining until 1875. Returned to Merrillan. where he had an interest in a planing mill with his brother George, which was known as the Geo. Merrill & Co. Planing Mills. Is a member of the A. F. & A. M. order. Was married, March 28, 1878, to Miss Allie Smith. She was born in Columbia County, Wis., in 1855. They have two children, Maud B. and Charles O.

Family Notes

Charles J. Merrill was the son of Andrew and Mary (Cummings) Merrill who married 15 Apr 1823 in Albany, Oxford, Maine.  Andrew Merrill died 13 Oct 1852 in Glenburn, Penoboscot, Maine.  Mary "Polly" (Cummings) Merrill was born 5 Jul 1800 in Albany, Oxford, Maine and died 18 Sep 1898 in Heraldsburg, Sonoma, California.  She had moved to Merrillan, Wisconsin about 1889 and went west to live with her daughter, Mary in Heraldsburg, California.

Children of Andrew & Mary (Cummings) Merrill

Olive Merrill b: 16 May 1824 in Albany, Maine
Emily Merrill b: 9 Jan 1826 in Albany, Maine
Harriet Merrill b: 2 Jun 1828 in Albany, Maine
Elmira Merrill b: 4 Dec 1830
George Merrill b: 10 Sep 1833
Mary Merrill b: 23 Mar 1836 in Glenburn, Maine
Charles Merrill b: 4 Sep 1838
Cummings Merrill b: 11 Dec 1841

1900 Federal Census, ED 92 Gresham and Powell Valley Precincts 67 and 68, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, pg. 3, family 54

Alice Merrill, white female
birth date: Mar 1855
father's birthplace: New York
mother's birthplace: New York
marital status: Married
years married: 22
estimated marriage year: 1878
mother how many children: 9
number living children: 7

Household Members
head Charles Merrill M 60 (Sep 1840) Maine, Teamster, both parents b. Maine
wife Alice Merrill F 45 (Mar 1855) Wisconsin
daughter Birdine Merrill F 22 (Oct 1878) Wisconsin, teacher
son Charles Merrill M 19 (Mar 1881) Wisconsin, laborer
son Leslie Merrill M 16 (Jan 1884) Wisconsin, at school
daughter Ella Merrill F 12 (Jul 1888) Wisconsin, at school
son Lee Merrill M 10 (Sep 1890) Oregon, at school
daughter Ethel Merrill F 8 (Sep 1892) Oregon, at school
daughter Olive Merrill F 3 (Jan 1897) Oregon

1910 Federal Census, Gresham, Multnomah, Oregon, pg. 1, family 21


Alice Merrill, white widowed female
birthplace: Wisconsin
relationship to head of household: Self
residence: Gresham, Multnomah, Oregon
marital status: Widowed
father's birthplace: Connecticut
mother's birthplace: New York

Household Members
self Alice Merrill F 55y Wisconsin
daughter Birdine Merrill F 31y Wisconsin
son Charlie Merrill M 29y Wisconsin
son Leslie Merrill M 26y Wisconsin
daughter Ella Merrill F 21y Wisconsin
son Lee Merrill M 19y Oregon
daughter Ethel Merrill F 17y Oregon
daughter Olive Merrill F 13y Oregon
brother Romain Smith M 59y New York

Maine Birth Records

Polly Cummings
baptism/christening place: CIVIL, ALBANY, OXFORD, MAINE
birth date: 05 Jul 1800
father's name: Asa Cummings
mother's name: Lydia

Charles Merrill
gender: Male
baptism/christening place: CIVIL, GLENBURN, PENOBSCOT, MAINE
birth date: 04 Sep 1839
father's name: Andrew Merrill
mother's name: Mary

California Voter Registers

Charles A Merrill
event: Voter Registration
event date: 1884
registration date year range:
event place: Johnstonville, Lassen, California, United States
age: 45
estimated birth year: 1839
birthplace: Maine

Oregon Birth Records

Alvie Lee Merrill
gender: Male
birth date: 15 Sep 1890
birthplace: South Mt. Tabor, Multnomah, Oregon
father's name: Charles Merrill
mother's name: Alice Adell Smith

Olive Emily Merrill
gender: Female
birth date: 02 Jan 1897
birthplace: Gresham, Multnomah, Oregon
father's name: Charles Merrill
mother's name: Alice Adell Smith

Wisconsin Birth Records

Birdeen Merrill
gender: Female
birth date: 23 Oct 1878
birthplace: Merrillan Twp , Jackson, Wisconsin
father's name: Charles Merrill
mother's name: Alla Smith

Maine Marriage Records

Andrew Merrill
bride's name: Mary Cummings
marriage date: 15 Apr 1823
marriage place: Bethel,Oxford,Maine

Wisconsin Marriage Records

Chas. Merrill
bride's name: Alice H. Smith
marriage date: 20 Mar 1878
marriage place: Jefferson, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Andrew Merrill
groom's mother's name: Mary Merrill
bride's father's name: Chas. A. Smith
bride's mother's name: Abbie Smith

General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934

Charles J Merrill
event: Pension
event date: 1892
event place: Oregon, United States
H. 2 U. S. Art., Dr. B. Batn, U. S. Eng., 2nd Btty., Mass. L. Art. & Navy, 1863 - 64: Lands--Pensacola, Colo. Invalid filed 1 Feb 1892--certificate #907-726, Oregon

Historical Registers of National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866 - 1938, pg. 17

Charles J Merrill
event: Military Service
event year: 1905
event place: Roseburg, Oregon, United States

Oregon Death Records

Chas. Merrill
event: Death
event date: 16 Jul 1909
event place: Multnomah, Oregon
certificate number: 2033

Merrill burials in the Gresham Pioneer Cemetery, Multnomah County, Oregon:  inscriptions - Gresham Oregon

Merrill Alice 1855 - 1934 wife of Charles Merrill
Merrill Birdine 1878 - 1942 daughter of Charles and Alice Merrill
Merrill Charles 4 Sep 1839 - 16 July 1909 husband of Alice Merrill



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