Mary Minerva Boyd

22 April 1872–22 July 1956 (Age 84)
Oakvale, Mercer, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Minerva

When Mary Minerva Boyd was born on 22 April 1872, in Oakvale, Mercer, West Virginia, United States, her father, William Henderson Boyd, was 32 and her mother, Marinda Frances Jones, was 30. She married William Porter Boggess on 25 February 1890, in Oakvale, Mercer, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in East River, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1910. She died on 22 July 1956, in Richlands, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Richlands, Tazewell, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Porter Boggess
Mary Minerva Boyd
Marriage: 25 February 1890
Boyd Boggess
Riffe Boggess
Bandy Motts Boggess
Margaret Frances Boggess
John Randolph Boggess
Nell Porter Boggess

Spouse and Children

    William Porter Boggess



25 February 1890
Oakvale, Mercer, West Virginia, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Henderson Boyd


    Marinda Frances Jones




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1888 · Town platted

Age 16

The town was platted in 1888.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 22

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the island of Bute in the Firth of Clyde, the Gaelic name of which is Bód (genitive Bóid).

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

Sources (3)

  • M M Boggers in household of W P Boggers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary M Boggess in household of William P Boggess, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary M Boyd in household of William Boyd, "United States Census, 1880"

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