Pauline Merrill (1912 - 1980)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Pauline Merrill’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Pauline so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Pauline’s biography.

Pauline Merrill Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Pauline Merrill and her immediate Merrill family. Add to Pauline Merrill's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Pauline.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Pauline Merrill? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did Pauline move a lot? Did she emigrate from another country? Add Pauline's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Pauline finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Pauline attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Pauline did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Pauline Merrill is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Pauline's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Pauline's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Pauline a religious woman? Add Pauline’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Pauline during various points of her life.

Timeline

1912 - In the year that Pauline Merrill was born, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

1925 - She was just 13 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1931 - Pauline was 19 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1964 - Pauline was 52 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

1980 - In the year of Pauline Merrill's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

Pauline Merrill Family Tree

Who was Pauline’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Pauline’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Pauline's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Pauline Merrill
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Pauline's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Pauline Merrill is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Pauline Merrill passed away in August 1980 at 68 years old. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on January 5, 1912. We are unaware of information about Pauline's family or relationships.

Memories

What do you remember about Pauline Merrill? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Pauline is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Pauline Merrill

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources