John Mordecai Boone

24 August 1886–26 January 1981 (Age 94)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Mordecai

When John Mordecai Boone was born on 24 August 1886, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, his father, Mordecai Dempsey Boone, was 34 and his mother, Mary Ellen Montgomery, was 28. He married Blanche Mae Roach about 1910. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sharon Springs Township, Wallace, Kansas, United States in 1915 and Sharon Springs, Wallace, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 26 January 1981, in Canon City, Fremont, Colorado, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Sharon Springs, Wallace, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Mordecai Boone
Blanche Mae Roach
Marriage: about 1910
Delaine Roach Boone
Mary Amelia Boone
Robert Lee Boone
Quintin Harvey Boone
William Albert Boone
Charles Edward Boone
Thomas Clayton Boone
Geraldine Ruth Boone
John Mordecai Boone Jr

Spouse and Children

about 1910



    Mary Amelia Boone


    Robert Lee Boone



    William Albert Boone


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 4

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 26

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): from a nickname meaning ‘good’, from Old French bon ‘good’. Compare Bone 1.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Bohon in La Manche, France, of obscure etymology.3 Dutch: from Middle Dutch bone, boene ‘bean’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a bean grower or a nickname for a man of little importance (broad beans having been an extremely common crop in the medieval period), or possibly for a tall thin man (with reference to the runner bean).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John M Boone, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • John M Boon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John M Boone, "United States Census, 1930"

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