Ida Susan Boitnott

Brief Life History of Ida Susan

When Ida Susan Boitnott was born on 14 May 1869, in Maxwell, Story, Iowa, United States, her father, George Washington Boitnott, was 35 and her mother, Saloma Brubaker, was 33. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Indian Creek Township, Story, Iowa, United States in 1950. She died on 27 September 1956, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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George Washington Boitnott
Saloma Brubaker
David Henry Boitnott
George Joseph Boitnott
Rebecca Francis Boitnott
Mary Catherine Boitnott
Sarah Emma Boitnott
Ida Susan Boitnott
Martha Elizabeth Boitnott
Frank Wilson Boitnott

Sources (15)

  • Ida S Baitnatt, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ida Susan Boitnott, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Ida Susan Boitnott, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1872 · Montgomery Ward Inc.

Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward after he observed that rural customers often wanted goods from the city but couldn’t get them because of distance and cost. Ward believed that he could cut costs and make a wide variety of goods available to rural customers. Ward and two partners used $1,600 to issue the first catalog in August 1872 and with its publication, rural retailers considered Ward a threat and publicly burned his catalog. Despite the opposition, however, the business grew at a fast pace over the next several decades and was almost as successful as Sears. In April 1944, U.S. Army troops seized the Chicago offices of Montgomery Ward & Company after President Roosevelt ordered it because of an unsettled strike request made by the workers. Eight months later, with Montgomery Ward continuing to refuse to recognize the unions, President Roosevelt issued an executive order seizing all of Montgomery Ward's property nationwide. 

1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 

Name Meaning

Origin undetermined. This surname is found mainly in VA.

History: The Boitnotts trace their origin to Justus Boitnott, who was by 1809 living in Franklin County, VA. He reportedly immigrated from Ireland.

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

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