Mary Elizabeth Wile

29 September 1835–22 September 1924 (Age 89)
Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Wile was born on 29 September 1835, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Samuel Wile, was 32 and her mother, Hester Jones Eisenberg, was 32. She married John Eslinger Boyer in 1863, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Salford Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Sugar Creek Township, Boone, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. She died on 22 September 1924, in Thorntown, Boone, Indiana, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Old Thorntown Cemetery, Thorntown, Boone, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Eslinger Boyer
Mary Elizabeth Wile
Marriage: 1863
Edwin Wile Boyer
Annie Elizabeth Boyer
John Wile Boyer
Cecilia Boyer

Spouse and Children

Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States



    Annie Elizabeth Boyer


    John Wile Boyer


    Cecilia Boyer


Parents and Siblings




    Matilda Wile


    Joseph Wile


    Catharine Wile



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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 1

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 28

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a trapper or nickname for a devious man ( see Wiles , of which this is the singular form).2 Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Weil .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Boyer in household of John Boyer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Boyer in household of John E Boyer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Boyer in household of John E Boyer, "United States Census, 1920"

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