Grave Arden Boyce

20 May 1869–23 July 1954 (Age 85)
Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States

The Life of Grave Arden

When Grave Arden Boyce was born on 20 May 1869, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States, his father, Carme E Boyce, was 31 and his mother, Mary L. Lewis, was 28. He married Estella Mary Brewer on 29 October 1890, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Blackman Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 23 July 1954, at the age of 85, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Jackson, Michigan, United States.

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Grave Arden Boyce
Estella Mary Brewer
Marriage: 29 October 1890
Merle Arden Boyce
Laurence Carmi Boyce

Spouse and Children

29 October 1890
Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Carme E Boyce





World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 10

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern Irish, and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a wood, from Old French bois ‘wood’.2 English: patronymic from the Middle English nickname boy ‘lad’, ‘servant’, or possibly from an Old English personal name Boia, of uncertain origin. Examples such as Aluuinus Boi (Domesday Book) and Ivo le Boye (Lincolnshire 1232 ) support the view that it was a byname or even an occupational name; examples such as Stephanus filius Boie (Northumbria 1202 ) suggest that it was in use as a personal name in the Middle English period.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhaigh ( see Bogue ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ardon Grover Boyer in entry for Lawrence Carmi Boyce, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Arden G Boyce, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grove A Boyce in household of Carmi E Boyce, "United States Census, 1870"

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