William Merrick (1838 - 1880)

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Birth

Death


Australia

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Last Known Residence

Australia

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Family

Father: John Merrick
Mother: Hanah Pike Merrick

Education

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Gender

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1838 - In the year that William Merrick was born, on February 24th, Representatives William J. Graves (Kentucky) and Jonathan Cilley (Maine) fought a duel with rifles. They faced off at 94 yards. Cilley was hit on Graves' third try - in the femoral artery - and bled to death on the dueling field. The Panic of 1837 and Jackson's presidency had caused an extremely partisan Congress and the duel was a result.

1839 - By the time he was just 1 year old, the "Night of the Big Wind" hit Ireland on January 6th. It was the most damaging cyclone to hit Ireland in 300 years. In North Dublin, around 20% to 25% of homes were damaged or destroyed, and 42 ships were wrecked. Winds hit over 115 miles per hour.

1840 - By the time he was merely 2 years old, on July 23rd, Upper Canada and Lower Canada were merged by the British Parliament, creating the United Province of Canada. This area later became the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

1869 - He was 31 years old when on December 10th, the Wyoming territorial legislature gave women the right to vote. It was the first time in the world that women were able to vote legally without restrictions.

1880 - In the year of William Merrick's passing, on August 26th, P. T. Barnum and James A. Bailey signed a contract in Bridgeport, CT, creating the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Twenty-seven years later, the Barnum and Bailey would merge with another circus, Ringling Brothers.

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William Merrick died in 1880 in Australia at 42 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for William. He was born in 1838. He was born to John Merrick and Hanah Pike Merrick, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. We know that William Merrick had been residing in Australia.

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