Tella Mae Boardman

Female30 April 1908–17 February 1987

Brief Life History of Tella Mae

When Tella Mae Boardman was born on 30 April 1908, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, Hyrum Alvin Boardman, was 30 and her mother, Mary Emma Halladay, was 27. She married Elwin Hickman on 20 July 1926, in Utah, Utah, United States. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 17 February 1987, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Glenn J Bethers
Tella Mae Boardman
Marriage: 8 February 1951
Barbara Jean Cahoon

Sources (28)

  • Tella Boardman in household of Alvin Hyrum Boardman, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Tella M Boardman, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Tella Bethers, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1951Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 1

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    1909 · Pioneer Park Opens

    Age 1

    A monument honoring the Provo pioneers and Indian war veterans was dedicated on July 24, 1909, as Pioneer Park opened to the public.


    Age 21

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): occupational name from Middle English bord(e) ‘board, plank, table’ + man, for a carpenter, sawyer, or a maker of boards and planks. Compare Board .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    I remember the iris

    Today was Mother's Day. My family was over to visit. My sister and I were just young girls when we would visit our Grandma Tella Mae. In my yard we have purple iris' growing and both my sister and I r …

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