Tella Mae Boardman

30 April 1908–17 February 1987 (Age 78)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life 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 Ward 3 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, 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: 1951

Spouse and Children

Wasatch, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Vera Emma Boardman





    Elmer Boardman


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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 (chiefly Lancashire): occupational name for a carpenter or a topographic name for someone who lived in a plank-built cottage ( see Board ).

LOAD TEST -- 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 …

Sources (3)

  • Tella Mae Boardman Bethers in household of Glen J Bethers, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Tella Mae Cahoon in household of Eugene Cahoon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Tella Bordman in household of Alvin H Boardman, "United States Census, 1920"

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