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Elder Marriner Wood Merrill

Information regarding Marriner W. Merrill

  • Apostle number:  42
  • Quorum of the Twelve number:  35
  • Date of birth:  September 25, 1832
  • Place of birth:  Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Date of apostolic ordination: October 7, 1889
  • Age when ordained apostle:  57 years 0 months
  • End of apostolic service:  February 6, 1906
  • Total apostolic years:  16 years 3 months
  • Date called into the Quorum of the Twelve:  October 7, 1889
  • Tenure in the Quorum of the Twelve: 16 years 3 months
  • Date of death:  February 6, 1906
  • Age at death:  73 years 4 months
  • Place of death:  Richmond,  Cache County, Utah
  • Remarks:  Elder Merrill died of Bright’s disease, which is an inflammation of the kidneys, also known as glomerulonephritis.  He served as a member of the territorial legislature for two terms, and served as the Postmaster of Richmond and as a County Selectman in Cache County.  Elder Merrill had eight wives and 297 grandchildren.
  • Inspirational quote:  “To find the right person, you must first BE the right person.”

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