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1515. Wiley Brandon MERRILL was born in 1847 in Fannin County, Texas. He died in 1922 at the age of 75 in Fannin County, Texas.

1870 Census. Fannin Co, TX. Living next door to Sarah Haden Hudson and William F. Haden in Hh 178. Surely they knew they were kin...
Willy B. Merrill, age 23, farmer, b. TX
Ellen, age 23, b. KY
Willy, age 3, b. TX
Haden, age 3 months, b. TX

1880 Census. Prec. 4, Fannin, TX, Hh 171
W. B. Merrell, age 33, farmer
E. M., female, age 33, wife, b. AL
O. L., male, age 8
M. L., female, age 19, niece [Is this Martha who was living with Washington Merrell and his mother in 1870? - possibly a daughter of Washington?]

1900 Census. Ladonia, Fannin Co, TX, Hh 561
Merrill, Wylie B., b. Mar 1847, age 53, married 34 years, Landlord
Ellin J., wife, b. Dec 1846, age 53, 7 children but only 2 living
Wylie, son, b. Nov 1880, age 19

Texas Death Certificate #7991. Wiley B. Merrill died in Fannin Co where he had lived his whole. He died on 2 Mar 1922 from stomach cancer. His age was given as 72 and his wife was still living. O. L. Merrill of Ladonia was the informant and state that Wiley's father was Wiley M. Merrill, born in Texas; his mother Martha Hillard, born in Texas. He was buried Presbyterian Cemetery [part of the city cemetery], Ladonia.

Wiley Brandon MERRILL and Ellen J. BOOTHE were married on 20 September 1866 in Fannin County, Texas.766 Ellen J. BOOTHE was born on 4 December 1846 in Alabama. She died on 21 May 1924 at the age of 77 in Scurry County, Texas.

Texas Death Certificate #17649.
Ellen J. Merrill died 21 May 1924 in Snyder, Scurry Co, TX. She was a widow; born 4 Dec 1846. Died instantly of heart failure. Walter Merrill of Snyder was the informant and gave her place of birth as Alabama. Her father was J. W. Booth, born Alabama; her mother Eliza Newman, born in South Carolina. The body was removed to Ladonia for burial.

Wiley Brandon MERRILL and Ellen J. BOOTHE had the following children:

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Willie Lewellyn MERRILL was born on 21 September 1867. He died on 18 March 1870 at the age of 2.

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Leslie Jerome MERRILL was born on 21 December 1868 in Fannin County, Texas. He died on 12 March 1869 at the age of 0 in Fannin County, Texas.

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Luther Dan MERRILL was born on 12 March 1870. He died on 25 March 1871 at the age of 1.

Luther and his brother Willie, share a grave marker in Merrill Cemetery, Fannin Co, TX

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Oscar L. MERRILL was born on 9 January 1872 in Fannin County, Texas. He died on 22 June 1941 at the age of 69.

Oscar was married to Lillie Hendrix, b. 23 Sep 1875, Tennessee, died 9 Aug 1949, Fannin Co.

1900 Census. Ladonia, Fannin Co, TX, HH 522
Oscar L. Merrill, b. Jan 1872, age 28, married 5 years, Cotton Buyer
Lillie, wife, b. Sep 1875, age 24, 3 children, b. TN
Hendricks, son, b. Aug 1895, age 4
Sam, son, b. Jan 1896, age 3
Harry, son, b. Aug 1898, age 1

His Texas Death Certificate #27099
Oscar lived on West Main St in Ladonia where he died 22 June 1941 of coronary occlusion, acute attack [heart attack]. Born 9 Jan 1872, Ladonia, he was 69 and his wife was still living. He was a cotton buyer & farmer. Lillie Merrill was the informant and stated his father was B. Murill, his mother Ellen Booth and she did not know where they were born. He was born on June 23rd in Ladonia.

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Pinkney Marcellus MERRILL was born on 17 February 1876. He died on 22 February 1880 at the age of 4.

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Oba Brandon MERRILL was born on 9 October 1876. He died on 13 February 1880 at the age of 3.

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W. Boothe MERRILL was born on 11 November 1881 in Fannin County, Texas. He died on 27 May 1922 at the age of 40 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas.

Texas Death Certificate #15067
W. Boothe Merrill died in Paris, Lamar Co Texas, 25 May 1922. He was born 11 Nov 1881. He died of myocarditis. Listed as Single, occupation was Lawyer. Father was W. B. Merrill; mother was Ellen J. Boothe, born in Alabama. O. L. Merrill, his brother, was the informant. His body was removed to Ladonia for burial.
Boothe and his parents share a monument in Ladonia City Cemetery.