Pearl Isaac Boatman

Male20 June 1891–July 1966

Brief Life History of Pearl Isaac

When Pearl Isaac Boatman was born on 20 June 1891, in Olney, Richland, Illinois, United States, his father, David Boatman, was 39 and his mother, Delitha English, was 37. He married Mabel Porter on 7 May 1912, in St. Joseph Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1920 and South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died in July 1966, in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Pearl Isaac Boatman
1891–1966
Mabel Porter
1894–
Marriage: 7 May 1912
Betty Marie Boatman
1914–
Delores Boatman
1921–1921
Lyle David Boatman
1922–2006
Carl I Boatman
1929–2002

Sources (16)

  • Pearl Boatman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pearl J Boatman, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Pearl Isaac Boatman, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 May 1912St. Joseph Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1892 · The Chicago Canal

    Age 1

    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 5

    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.

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 21

    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

    English (Essex and Middlesex): occupational name for a boatman, from Middle English Middle English bo(o)t, bote ‘boat’ + man (Old English bāt + mann).

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

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